Any WINE buffs on here ?

by wobble 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • Sad emo
    Sad emo

    Dunno wobble - there might be plenty of WHINE buffs though LOL!

    Go to Aldi if you have one near. I'm told much of their wine is pretty good and not too expensive

  • undercover

    Find a wine merchant. They'll have wines that you won't find in a grocery and they can make recommendations. They'll also order wines for the case, if you want. One wine merchant I've used has a club, if you buy so much a year, you get a pretty decent discount.

    That being said, some grocery stores (at least in the US) are becoming more and more wine friendly. They'll have wine experts come in and offer tastings of good, but inexpensive wines. If you can find a store that provides that, go and sample and get recommendations.

    I live in an area that has a growing winery population. I like to go every so often to different wineries, do tastings and buy a few bottles of what I like. If there are local wineries, visit them during their tasting hours and enjoy the different varities they have to offer. You'll learn what appeals to you and you can make better selections when at the store from the knowledge you get from the wineries. Most wineries have clubs that offer discounts and specials as well.

  • sir82

    I like to drink wine in the buff.

    Wait...what was the question?

  • Joshnaz

    My favorite red wine is Shiraz. I saw a small bottle at walmart for $2.75. Its sweet, not dry. Worth trying.

  • PSacramento

    I like full bodied wines that are low in the acidity level, actually, acidity is a major issue for me, I hate that in a wine, but most lose it as they are "aired out".

    Chianti's are a favorite, as are cabernet's and merlots, but some Shiraz's are nice and I have had soem nice temparillos.

    Sometimes a nice pinot noir hits the spot, especially with a nice red pasta.

    I love our Portuguese "vinho verde" a nice crisp white wine and we have a Rose from Lancers that is quite good.

    Here in Ontario we have some nice red ones from Pelee Island.

  • Joshnaz

    Oh yes, PSacramento is right about Pinot Noir. Those are excellent too. The Pinot Noir grape is those rather large sized ones and are found to be one of the harder grapes to get the right amount of fermentation to make quality wine. When it passes the test and its bottled it is superve!

  • daniel-p

    Gewurtz or Pinot Grigio

  • PSacramento


    I like it becaue it is an excellent wine to compliment tomato based pasta's, it doesn;t over power them and goes down very smooth and easy.

    Very nice colour too.

    Didn't know that about the grapes, thanks for the info.

  • aligot ripounsous
    aligot ripounsous


    I know that there are fewer and fewer french wines in Britain, that's your choice, but if you have a chance to find a bottle of 2005 Anjou-Villages (Loire valley red wine), try it, you won't be disappointed. I just opened a bottle this evening, it is beautiful (2005 and 2003 were very good vintages over here), and the taste is so typical. As our American friends lend importance to the vine type, it is Cabernet franc, but in fact taste depends essentially on the soil where the vine tree grows and on how wine is made, not that much on the type of vine.

  • besty

    go aligot :-) educate those new worlders...

    we collected some amazing 2003 cotes du rhone when we were 'en vacances' - Laudun, Chusclan, Bagnols sur Ceze, it does not get any better, anywhere.

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