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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Grilled up some jerk wings in the MI sunshine yesterday and opened up a Sauvignon Blanc by Chateau Ste Michelle.
    Low priced Wahington state wine, but it works for me, also if it had Califonia on the label they could double the price easily.
    The light citrus went very well with the jerk seasoning.
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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    I am not sure how the rest of you buy wine, but for me, since the vast bulk of varietal wines are comparable to each other due to overall solid quality, I tend to use price as more of a decision maker than vintner. I find the differences between a $7.00 , a $15 and a $20 bottle of wine to be slight and not always in order of price. You could find 20 good Sauvignon Blancs that ranged from cheap to pricey and I wonder if the average drinker could tell the difference. Unlike with whiskey, where I can more readily pick up the less developed flavor profiles between the bottom shelf and the top shelf versions.

    You may say, Jono, you just don't have an appreciation for xyz or and undeveloped tongue....maybe...but it is what it is. It is rare that I run into a "bad wine" and it is rare that I run into a wine that is truly exceptional. Maybe I have to spend $35 - 75 on a bottle...but I hesitate to do so unless I know it is going to be worth the price. It doesn't keep like whiskey.

    I think this is a reflection of the overall global development of very good wines....it almost hard to find a bad choice.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    At this moment having a glass of Madiran,just like this wine made of the tannatvariety.Yesterday had a few glasses of a Chilean malbec which is very tasty too.This afternoon i had a glass of sauvignon blanc also from Chile,they make some nice wines overthere!Eric.
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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Clio 2006
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    Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St Julien 1995

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Was the Versatil a white?

    I have been drinking a lot of S American Malbec - none stand way out above the others....most have been very enjoyable. The last bottle was "Cupcake" Malbec out of Argentina. I also pick up various Italian, Aussie, CA reds and a few white. For a desertish white I really liked Baciami - Albana Di Romagna grapes. The back label states "Roman Princess Galla Placida tasted the wine in 382 A.D., she declared that it was so smooth it "should be drunk in gold."
    The Versatil was a red, sorry.

    Galla Placida was an interesting character living in a very interesting time, when the Western Empire was slowly shuffling off its mortal coil and the political power in Western Europe was shifting from the Romans to the Goths. But I believe that back label about as much as I believe that the Beams have been making the same whiskey since 1795! Sounds tasty, anyway.

    Enjoying some 2006 Parallele 45 Cote du Rhone. They had a bunch of this stuff at Trader Joe's, and it's pretty good. It has some great Syrah character without being too agressive. I don't buy much French wine since, as you point out, one can get good French-style reds from South America, and any number of places these days. But there are some great bargains to be had in the larger, generic ACs and vins de pays.
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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    I'm enjoying a St. Bartelemy 2002 Petite Sirah (SIC) port wine from Napa, CA. They make five different ports from single varietals. This one has rich fruit on the nose and palate. Nice tannins along with the smooth brandy at 18.5 ABV and low sugar content make it a really nice port to enjoy after a meal alone or with a dessert.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Easy fells, this thread is not Scott (Callmeox) approved yet http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13728

    I will hold off drinking until then...

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Easy fells, this thread is not Scott (Callmeox) approved yet http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13728

    I will hold off drinking until then...
    I covered my bases. Note the slash. I'd hate to risk the wrath of a powerful man like Scott.
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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post

    You may say, Jono, you just don't have an appreciation for xyz or and undeveloped tongue....maybe...but it is what it is. It is rare that I run into a "bad wine" and it is rare that I run into a wine that is truly exceptional. Maybe I have to spend $35 - 75 on a bottle...but I hesitate to do so unless I know it is going to be worth the price. It doesn't keep like whiskey.

    I think this is a reflection of the overall global development of very good wines....it almost hard to find a bad choice.

    totally agree with you. I've found that I don't need to spend more than about 20 bucks on an enjoyable bottle- most of the ones I REALLY like fall in the 10-15 dollar range with just a couple at 20 or so. Considering that I'm not buying it to drink, sit and think, and considering (as you said) that it doesn't last, what the hell.

    Maybe my wine palate is underdeveloped and underexperienced, but in this case, I'm happy that way.
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    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Winter/Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    totally agree with you. I've found that I don't need to spend more than about 20 bucks on an enjoyable bottle- most of the ones I REALLY like fall in the 10-15 dollar range with just a couple at 20 or so. Considering that I'm not buying it to drink, sit and think, and considering (as you said) that it doesn't last, what the hell.

    Maybe my wine palate is underdeveloped and underexperienced, but in this case, I'm happy that way.
    Me, too. $15 is really stretching it for me. Most of mine are in the under $10 range. Self-proclaimed unsofisticated wine palate here. And, I have no intention of gettin' 'phisticated. I really did enjoy a Mark West Pinot Noir last weekend. $9.

    My MIL may have the cheapo record. She rips through the Foxhorn Chardonnay 1.5's like water. She doesn't get out much, so I get it for her by the multi-case. Her usual order is 6 cases (6 1.5's/case). Total Wines has had at $4.79/1.5, though they're up slighltly as of late. There goes the inheritance.
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