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Old 6 November 2014, 03:53 AM   #1
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Simply...The Wine Thread

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I did a search & didnt find a specific thread on wine. We have quite a lot of wine lovers here & I thought a thread simply about Wine would be a fine idea. Let's share what we like or love & coincidentally, what we don't like or love. Doesn't matter about price point. I'm not an expert about the specifics of wine, I just know what tastes good & what doesn't. If you want to expand on why you like the wine, do so, will be interesting to read.

This was my choice last night. http://www.menageatroiswines.com







I like this one because isn't so heavy you have to have it with a meal. Reasonably priced as well.
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Cool idea Judy...

I love the Cameron Hughes lot series - especially the Chardonnays! Always worth a trip to Costco!!!
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Old 6 November 2014, 04:07 AM   #3
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I usually get a $4 bottle of merlot, good enough for through the week.
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E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone for me.
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E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone for me.
Mr. Guigal's Côtes du Rhônes are excellent...do you know his Parallel 45?
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E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone for me.
back in 90's my wife and I scored two cases of their 1990 vintage and to this day we considered it our favorite wine ever.

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E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone for me.
Still my fav!
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Still my fav!

Yup, E Guigal Cotes du Rhone is probably one of the most consistent value priced wines on the market and a house staple here.
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I did a search & didnt find a specific thread on wine. We have quite a lot of wine lovers here & I thought a thread simply about Wine would be a fine idea. Let's share what we like or love & coincidentally, what we don't like or love. Doesn't matter about price point. I'm not an expert about the specifics of wine, I just know what tastes good & what doesn't. If you want to expand on why you like the wine, do so, will be interesting to read.

This was my choice last night. http://www.menageatroiswines.com







I like this one because isn't so heavy you have to have it with a meal. Reasonably priced as well.

Judy thats the only wine I buy! A friend recommended it to me a while back. Its so good yet inexpensive that Ive had no desire to drink anything else. Its also fun telling your friends your going to have a menage a trois that night


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Old 6 November 2014, 04:12 AM   #10
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Judy thats the only wine I buy! A friend recommended it to me a while back. Its so good yet inexpensive that Ive had no desire to drink anything else. Its also fun telling your friends your going to have a menage a trois that night


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Old 6 November 2014, 04:12 AM   #11
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Stephanie..anytime we discuss booze around here, is a good idea. LOL

Bas...what kind??
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Stephanie..anytime we discuss booze around here, is a good idea. LOL

Bas...what kind??
Well I don't know, mostly wine from California I like wine but don't know much about it. As long as it's red and not sweet it's good for me
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Well I don't know, mostly wine from California I like wine but don't know much about it. As long as it's red and not sweet it's good for me

Agreed. I moved from California to Texas after living there for 25 years. I still mostly drink wine from California. They’re hard to beat and you can find plenty of ones of all different kinds for affordable prices.
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Great idea Judy!!!! Boy, where to start?!??!?!
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A nice surprise is this Nebbiolo for Cetto (Mexico); it is a beautiful everyday wine with classic Nebbiolo taste; and price wise (under $12us), pretty good.
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I first tried this Sauvignon at Pappadeaux, and was surprised with how easily it pairs with seafood (for a non-fruity option). Here with a home made tuna steak with caper sauce...
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I first tried this Sauvignon at Pappadeaux, and was surprised with how easily it pairs with seafood (for a non-fruity option). Here with a home made tuna steak with caper sauce...
Recipe please? I have some tuna in my freezer I need to use soon.
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I really enjoyed a Malbec from Dona Paula Estate from 2011. I would probably say that it is one of the more memorable bottles I've had. Generally I am a fan of blends (Judy, your choice is pretty good given the price point) and Pinot Noirs.
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Judy, speaking as a wine lover who is in the bar and restaurant business, all I can say is what a fabulous initiative. Almost as fabulous as the name of your favorite wine!

By the way...I mainly drink Pinot Noirs from Burgundy.
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Gerardo..I'm going to say this once & will apply to the dozens of posts you make here...Gorgeous scenery. Gorgeous food, & excellent choice of beverages.

Clive, I didnt know you were in the wine biz. When I toured France, I was in Burgundy. Beautiful scenery & amazing wine. I was only 23 at the time & had no idea what I was drinking. It was more quantity versus quality. I was on a tour with 36 Australians, 2 Americans, 2 fellow Canadians, Belgian bus driver & English tour guide. To say it was an enlightening 3 weeks is putting it mildly. I think I've evolved in the past 25 yrs. lol

My favourite wine is Cabernet Sauvingnon. Although lately I'm finding myself trying more blends. Searching for something lighter.

Yes...Menage A Trois wine is a cheap thrill.
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Gerardo..I'm going to say this once & will apply to the dozens of posts you make here...Gorgeous scenery. Gorgeous food, & excellent choice of beverages.

Clive, I didnt know you were in the wine biz. When I toured France, I was in Burgundy. Beautiful scenery & amazing wine. I was only 23 at the time & had no idea what I was drinking. It was more quantity versus quality. I was on a tour with 36 Australians, 2 Americans, 2 fellow Canadians, Belgian bus driver & English tour guide. To say it was an enlightening 3 weeks is putting it mildly. I think I've evolved in the past 25 yrs. lol

My favourite wine is Cabernet Sauvingnon. Although lately I'm finding myself trying more blends. Searching for something lighter.

Yes...Menage A Trois wine is a cheap thrill.
Thank you! I will try the MAT for sure. I do enjoy pretty much all variety of grapes, it depends on meal and company.
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Here's one I shared with my SIL on Sunday night. Also light & great on it's own. My SIL & brother were in Vegas last week & she said this was on sale for $8. Excellent for that price!
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Here's one I shared with my SIL on Sunday night. Also light & great on it's own. My SIL & brother were in Vegas last week & she said this was on sale for $8. Excellent for that price!
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If you like the red you definitely need to try the Dark Red. It's tough to find. I was able to pick up 6 bottles yesterday from my local wine and spirits store.

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Here's one I shared with my SIL on Sunday night. Also light & great on it's own. My SIL & brother were in Vegas last week & she said this was on sale for $8. Excellent for that price!
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..Just came upon this thread while looking through stuff..and Wow, some great wines shown here...
Love the Cateau Neuf's.. 1st time I experienced that was early in our marriage while visiting in Denmark, when my father-in-law broke open a bottle of 1986. Thought I died and went to heaven..!! -
Was collecting wine labels for a looong time and have some great memories....
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The Apothic Dark is, very very good, IMO.., better than its regular Red. Their white is one of my wife's favorites....
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Judy, I'll have half a bottle of Blue Nun, please.

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[QUOTE=The Joker;5382054]Judy, I'll have half a bottle of Blue Nun, please.

This brings back memories from my early drinking teen years. I didnt know they still made it. Guess they're doing ok. Love the description. I suppose if I wanted to have sandy tasting wine, this would be the one.

PS...if you drank a full bottle might improve your golf game.

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Judy,you nurses are a crazy group!
I'll find some wine pics tomorrow!
I think Ken will show us some amazing stuff!
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Judy,you nurses are a crazy group!
I'll find some wine pics tomorrow!
I think Ken will show us some amazing stuff!
We nurses walk on the wild side. Ok, we're often spotted in the pubs around the hospital after out shifts having a few from time to time. Don't get me started on how dirty we can get.

The Caymus looks like a lovely wine. Will look it up.

Alex, sweet car & I like the family pack of 12 you bought. LOL

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I've been a wine aficionado all my adult life (45yrs) and consider myself fortunate to live in a country that makes wine as good as anywhere in the world.
There is no style or variety that I dislike and I consider it my sacred duty to consume a representative sample of the best on offer although somewhat restricted by price.
(I won't pay silly money just because something has a big reputation)
The sheer variety that is available these days is staggering compared to 40 years ago and I struggle just to make a decision when I step into my local wine-barn.
I will start by posting a picture of Australia's best red wine Penfold's Grange Hermitage.
Unfortunately out of my price range these days at $650. on release, but I have enjoyed my share in the past, appropriately aged for 20yrs or so.

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