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Old 08-22-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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For you wine drinkers out there, what's your favorite? Looking for ideas/recommendations as it's so fun to try new ones.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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I am a Sauvignon Blanc drinker...in the $25-30 range, I like Cloudy Bay....less expensive everyday, anything from New Zealand, Kim Crawford is good.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Right now, I'm really liking Jacob's Creek Riesling.

Jacob’s Creek - Welcome To Our Place
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Wenwood Farm Winery, Missouri: Creek Bed Red. A sweet light red wine. Under $12.00!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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Red or White depending on my mood (and YES I am cheap)

White: Chardonnay (Yellow Tail is my favorite brand)

Red: Pinot Noir (The Little Penguin is my favorite brand)
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Central New York has some excellent wines.... Lake Niagara ~ Hammondsport ... The Biltmore in Asheville N.C has some excellent wines...

Need to put dollar amounts... their are some excellent wines in the $5--$25 range. If you don't mind unscrewing a cap..
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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I only drink sweet wine.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Red's my favourite - big reds, not the light fruity ones. Australia's are predominantly full-bodied "Big Aussie Reds" so there's no problem finding a good one of those here.

My favourites are Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon, and blends of those. Penfold's out of South Australia makes very good wines - Koonunga Hill is a good drop, at a good price. Here it's about the $15 mark but I always buy them on special for about $10/bottle. I've seen it at Trader Joe's in San Diego for about $10.

GSM is also a nice blend: Grenache, Shiraz & Mouverdre. Grant Burge does a nice one of those. As does Henschke (Henry's Hill).

South Australia makes the best Australian red wines as far as I'm concerned - any wine I really like comes from South Australian vineyards 99% of the time: Barossa, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, etc.

As for whites, I'm liking pretty much anything out of New Zealand: Oyster Bay, Villa Maria, Crowded House.

Corks are pretty much out of fashion here in Oz and NZ. They're definitely not a sign of cheap wines anymore. 15% of wines end up "corked", which is a crying shame when you're talking about an expensive wine. Screw caps have about a 0% fail rate. And no worrying about whether you've got a corkscrew available anymore.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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Prefer the dry reds--Cab and/or Bogle Merlot
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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I prefer the French reds and German whites.
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