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#31 4% earf bodee X

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

ok, I'm about to open up some Mark West Pinot Noir. I'm sure it's far from top of the line since it was cheap for a Pinot....12 bucks

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:18 PM

ok, I'm about to open up some Mark West Pinot Noir. I'm sure it's far from top of the line since it was cheap for a Pinot....12 bucks


Let me know how it is

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 06:38 AM

I drank a bottle of Estancia Pinot yesterday that was quite nice.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:09 AM

It was great. It packed a punch (for a Pinot), but was still silky in texture. Most Pinot's are lighter bodied reds, right?

I can't wait to crack it open again tonight.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:41 AM

Oh man, I would have drank the whole bottle in one sitting.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:00 AM

It was great. It packed a punch (for a Pinot), but was still silky in texture. Most Pinot's are lighter bodied reds, right?

I can't wait to crack it open again tonight.


pinot's have no defined boundries.. but a great pinot should have a medium to high density of weight on the pallete. in others words.. thick and luscious....

yeah i forgot about estancia.. good for da loot!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:02 PM

Could someone explain what tannins are?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:15 PM

I think they're what makes wine taste bitter...well just red wine I think. Exactly what are they? I don't know I guess a nasty piece of the grape...or when the grapes go bad. I don't think they're all bad tho...just too much of it.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 06:43 PM

Every time I really enjoy a particular wine I:

1: Write the name down on a small slip of paper.

2: Recycle the bottle.

3: Lose above mentioned slip of paper.

4: Buy something else when I get to the store ... and it's never as good.

From now on I'll write it here and it'll be saved in "cyberspace" or until the board crashes again.

Thanks.

I know I'm gonna get blasted for this but I had some Shiraz at a party this weekend and it was pretty good. I saw the bottle later and it was Yellowtail. I was "like whoa" because that sh*t is pretty cheap ...

that's my story.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:23 AM

I'm not big on Yellow Tail for some reason. I have yet to taste an Australian wine that I like. But then again I never buy any over $15.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:56 AM

lol Sanka

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:59 AM

I know I'm gonna get blasted for this but I had some Shiraz at a party this weekend and it was pretty good. I saw the bottle later and it was Yellowtail. I was "like whoa" because that sh*t is pretty cheap ...

that's my story.


I had that same variety at a nice outdoor tasting downtown a bit back, late summer. I was pretty impressed, too, so don't feel bad.

And all you new cats to wine, listen up. I know there's some guys talking about $30 a bottle wine. If you are new to wine, you really should steer clear of these. It's just as easy to buy a whack $30 bottle of wine as it is to buy some crap $5 wine. Price is an indication of potential quality, SOMETIMES. You should really cut your teeth on the <$10 range, but be informed. Digging through wine reviews and going to some tastings in your Dunks (pssshaawwww Society, we got taste buds too foo!!) should get you into some suprisingly good wines for small dollars.

In my experience, I can think of 2 times I've tasted a bottle of wine for >$30 that was better than my top 3 on my dollar shop hot picks list ($10-20).

But they were damned good. I've also had alot of hyped-up expensive wine that were good, but not at 3x the price.

EDIT: P.S. First post on stones throw, supsup.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:06 PM

wish i was 21 :(


P.S. Welcome to the board :D

#44 4% earf bodee X

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:21 AM

"Price is an indication of potential quality, SOMETIMES"

..and price has to do a lot with the abundance of a certain grape/wine. A good wine can be cheap because the production was plentiful, while a wack wine can be a little more expensive due to a bad crop during a certain season and only a certain amount of production of that wine at that time

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

anyone have any suggestions for entry-level wines? i'm trying to stay away from beer, and i've heard some good things about wine but i have no clue where to even start lol.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:34 AM

geech loves dat wine i cant do strong drink,

green followed by a glass of wine makes life so divine and takes u on a ride without the brain being fried!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:35 AM

anyone have any suggestions for entry-level wines? i'm trying to stay away from beer, and i've heard some good things about wine but i have no clue where to even start lol.


barefoot shiraz, chardonnay, try these 2 bro
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

You should be able to get your hands on some"Gallo"... it's from California... Good (enough) and affordable
For Instance their Cabernet Sauvignon for red and Chardonnay for white..

Any wine from "Lindemans" from Australia and South Africa...is fantastic! and affordable...

chin chin :)

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

anyone have any suggestions for entry-level wines? i'm trying to stay away from beer, and i've heard some good things about wine but i have no clue where to even start lol.


I'd recommend you narrow down the type of wine (Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Pinot Noir, etc) until you find your favorite. Then start trying different labels. Also stay in the $8-$12 range, no need to spend more unless it's a special occasion.

Wine tasting is very subjective so it's difficult to say you will like this wine or that wine, ie - you might favor a dry wine over a fruity wine.

My favorite has always been Malbec, it comes from South America, specifically Chile and Argentina.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

anyone have any suggestions for entry-level wines? i'm trying to stay away from beer, and i've heard some good things about wine but i have no clue where to even start lol.

yeah. i suggest you find a wine shop near you. Not a grocery store, not a liquor store that sells Mad Dog, not a deli with a few bottles of wine. You want a place that is in business to sell wine, and ask the person there to hook you up with 4-6 bottles of some good shit, 10-15 bucks a bottle. (white, red, calif, french, etc.) Don't be intimidated, because everyone starts somewhere, and most people at wine shops are typical motherfuckers who know how to talk to a customer. If someone starts talking to you about tannins and using idiotic phrases to describe wine, don't be afraid to say that you don't care about such nonsense - it could be that they don't care about such nonsense either. Just get some wine.

Looks like you're in denver. go here http://www.argonautliquor.com

JoaGymshoe mentioned getting some gallo. I dont know if that was a joke, but he's talking about the mcdonalds of the wine right there. Agreed with DJ Projexion about no need to spend much and the comment " Wine tasting is very subjective". it could be that a lightbulb goes off in your head when you have your first decent italian wine, or a california rose -- even full fledged wine people don't like what some others like.

Wine can be daunting: there's literally hundreds of thousands of brands from all over the world and the presence of 'wine snobs' is annoying. it took me a long time to figure out what i liked and what i don't like (california), but it's not like it was a "difficult process" - i was drinking wine.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

No joke Fungus.. but that's how interpreted entry-level.. I don't eat at MacDonalds either :) ..

Someone mentioned the Malbec grape... I like the Norton Reserva Malbec...

Still.. Lindemans is affordable...at least in the Netherlands... and vey nice!.. anybody know it?

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

a lot of wine in the madlib tour photos http://www.rappcats....dlib-in-berlin/

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

Dry reds and Sauvignon Blanc all day!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

I'm no wine connoisseur. I've tried a bunch of fancy wines in the past that I didn't like. This is about the only thing that me and the lady will drink together besides some margaritas.
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Haha! The box shit. It's like $10 for 5 liters. I like it though.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:40 PM

is that fruity or like a dry wine?

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:18 PM

I'd say off-dry, a little fruity, mildly sweet, and light. I don't like too dry or too sweet, this is a good middle ground for some cheap ass wine.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:31 PM

wine is for pussy boys. drink beer fuckers

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

thanks for the suggestions, guys! you all are wondrously helping me fuel my rampant alcoholism...haha.
but seriously, if i'm gonna drink i'd rather have a glass of something proven to be beneficial to my heart than something that's just gonna make be bloated and overweight. i turned 21 in July and since then i've bought a six-pack every single weekend...so that can't be healthy. i quit the herb around the same time as my birthday on account of my asthma, so i've been kinda looking for some sort of alternative while i'm on my extended T-break to unwind with after rough days (i.e. basically every day). i'll definitely make a list of everything that's been recommended above though, and visit my local liquor store this weekend or something.
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

wine is for pussy boys. drink beer fuckers


Real men drink MEK.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:03 PM

Kinda off-on topic, but anyone have any suggestions on Mead or Sake? Everytime I come across a brand I like, I forget what it was, that's how you know it's good right?




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