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Old 08-24-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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Franzia-Chardonnay
That stuff is great, and you cannot beat the price!



It's sunshine in a box.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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i'm relaxing with a glass of white zinfandel and it is very good i might add.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: OB
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Pinot Grigio - Yellowtail & Luna di Luna are solid brands.

Just made it out to Temecula and did some tastings at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards. Everything I tasted was quality, even the couple that didnt match my palate I could still appreciate. They ship.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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I have some Sutter Home Merlot right now.. it's not my favorite, but it is something to relax with.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Cherry Kijafa for a sweet dessert wine. Great with cheeses and fruit, a bit too rich with chocolate.

Wal-Mart sold some white zin for $3 a while back that was to die for. Light, crisp, fruity, and sublimely drinkable. I can't remember the name, but it had a big oak tree on it.

Banfi Classico Riserva Chianti is great as well. Amazing depth of flavor when you cook with it, but also great for drinking.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Reisling's. my favourite.

Found an excellent white from Navarra, Spain : Martin Kodax.
Very nice wine.

Soave, Pinot Grigio and Gavi are all lovely Italian wines.

Chilean wines ahev come on well in recent years.
Hi, Indurain, Have never heard of the wine from Spain or the Soave and Gavi. Will have to check those out. Thank you. Have tried and really liked some Chilean wines, too!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I love wine....

Italy - Sangiovese, Chianti, Pinot Grigio
Oregon - Pinot Gris
Californian and Aussie Cabernets
Aussie or Argentinean Malbecs
Spain (my favorite) - Albarino, Riojas, Tempranillos

Wine is great!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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For a simple table wine with dinner I like Louis Jadot Beaujolais or Ruffino Chianti.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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For a simple table wine with dinner I like Louis Jadot Beaujolais or Ruffino Chianti.
I like that Chianti. I'll have to try to Beaujolais. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Italian reds. I don't mean the Bolla, santa Margherita crap. I mean, the real Italians from central Italy.
Real italian reds however can be expensive in the USA, so I alternate with some decent wines I found at good prices, like Shiraz by Wyndham (AUS). These wines are often overlooked and at $ 8-10 bottle they beat plenty of $ 25 California wines.
A good and not expesive American red is the Blackstone Merlot, reasonably priced. The most overrated wines are Californian reds, I would say that 60-70% of them are overpriced (but most people don't know wine, so they buy them thinking of buying something fancy and very good).

White wines: Italian if I need white wine to go with seafood or flavored deli meat cuts; agood Pinot Grigio or Pinot Bianco always work well for me. The best come from the regions: Veneto and Friuli (sometimes written in its entire name: Friuli-Venezia Giulia).
I also enjoy French Vouvray and Chardonnay as a pre-dinner aperitiv. I am still talking about wines below $ 20.00/bottle (except for some Italians).

I had Zinfandel several times at parties or bars, but I definitely don't enjoy it much, too sweet, too fruity, almost an "unwiny" flavor (and yes, "unwiny" is a new word I just made up, if you were wondering).

Finally, one tip for those looking into Italian wines. Always look for this on the bottle:
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
or
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

That's the good wine, that meets all the strict requirements of good wine making. Spain and France also have a similiar system.

Oh, before I forget, check out some New Zealand whites. They are cheap, underrated and at 60-65 degrees they are often a great surpirse with some cheese or salami.
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