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Old 05-06-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: DC
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I go to Trader Joe's and just randomly buy any dry wine that's $5 or less (sometimes I'll splurge and go up to $6). Honestly, a lot of them are pretty good, though I don't remember the "brands" for most of them. TJ's has a Chilean Reserva brand that I like (especially the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon), as well as "Coastal" (I've had Fume Blanc and Chardonnay, both good). Considering they're among the cheapest in the store, it's a good buy. My roommate and I will easily polish off a bottle on Tuesday nights while watching "Lost".

I also love Cape May wines. They have one of few Cabernet Francs that I actually like, and a good dry Reisling.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:21 PM
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Location: South Bay Native
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Smoking Loon is decent - I don't mind a two-buck Chuck every now and then either. I guess I just prefer red CA wines in general to be perfectly honest.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Smile sweet, sweet wine

can anyone recommend a red wine that is very sweet? i've been trying to find a red wine because of the resveritol that is reported to be good for you, but, most seem very dry or bitter to me. any suggestions? i really like anything by arbor mist but i've been told that it isn't really wine. or as someone phrased it "it's the soda pop of wine".
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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This was my table wine for the winter. Protocolo Tinto 2004 I purchased it for $5.99 a bottle

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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can anyone recommend a red wine that is very sweet? i've been trying to find a red wine because of the resveritol that is reported to be good for you, but, most seem very dry or bitter to me. any suggestions? i really like anything by arbor mist but i've been told that it isn't really wine. or as someone phrased it "it's the soda pop of wine".
I posted a link above to Fantasia. The thing is , you can only buy it at the winery in Napa Valley or order online. But, they have a 6 bottle minimum if you order online. It's more rose than red, but not white and very, very sweet.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: DC
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Sweet Red Wines for Healthy Drinking

I don't like sweet wines very much, but thought that link was interesting
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I like Yellow Tail stuff:

White - Chardonnay
Red - Cabernet Sauvignon

on the cheap, Franzia will work
I could have written this post myself.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Default link to sweet wines

thanks "juniperbleu" for the link about sweet wines. much appreciated and very intersting. i'll be trying it out.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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This was my table wine for the winter. Protocolo Tinto 2004 I purchased it for $5.99 a bottle
One of my favorites, too! When I lived in Alabama I paid about 8 or 9 dollars a bottle at Fresh Market, but in Tennessee buying wine at the liquor store only = paying more per bottle I would say that I stock up when I go to Alabama to visit my grandson, but since I think that is against the law (transporting?) I won't
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Martin Codax Albarino ($12) for white wine and for red wine I like Bethel Heights Pinot Noir not exactly cheap to some people, but its worth $25 dollars.
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