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Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:32 pm

(insert smilie with rosy lush cheeks)

So I heard Nicole mention wine during her blurb earlier, and being the wine lover that I am, I thought I'd check out what everyone else's favorite wines are.
I love reds, and if anyone can recommed a full, woodsey wine, I'd love to hear it!
What kinds do you guys like?
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:44 pm

All of it
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:56 pm

Yeah, what she said.

We're experiencing something of a pregnancy-induced wine drought here. I'm not much of a lone drinker, so I'm following suit with my better half.

Actually I characterize myself as "ABC". Anything But Chardonnay, as a rule. Never been able to understand why it's so popular. Tastes more or less like turpentine to me.
I like really robust reds, as long as they're not too harshly tannic(i.e., not enough time in the cask).
I've recently warmed up to some lighter reds, especially as accompniment to salad/soup courses.
I adore a good champagne as well. We don't produce a decent one here in the US, IMNSHO, have to go to Fra....uh, I mean, Freedom for that.
Whites, anything from a good demi sec to good German wines.

The snob in me subscribes to the "White Zinfandel isn't really wine" theory.

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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby barfle » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:03 pm

Naturally, it depends.

Merlot is wonderful with almost all Italian food (except maybe gelatto).

A nice Reisling goes with nearly all fish dishes, and is a nice way to relax after work.

Champaigne is clearly a requirement for anything you might call an "occasion."

And Thundrbird, well, Thunderbird was why God invented drunkenness. Or maybe it was HOW God invented drunkenness.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:04 pm

Yeah, I understand the snobby. The only white wine that I truly like came from Germany, and that is expensive stuff over here. I plan on stocking up the next time I visit.
I love the reds as well. We have a few good vintages here in Texas, but I've recently discovered imports at a local restaurant and am hooked!
Hopefully in a few months your pregnancy drought will be over, right?
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:06 pm

Merlot, anything resinous, some german whites; I pass them by.

I like lighter reds, moderately dry whites, mostly of the ordinaire persuasion. My fridge contains boxes of white and red. (My mother kept a gallon jug of Paisano in the fridge, I was raised without standards.)

I go through quite a lot of dry sherry, but that's because it improves food so much. I can't understand drinking the stuff. Drinking it from a glass, no way. Flinging it into the soup pot, you betcha!
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:12 pm

[quote]Originally posted by Saxy Buff:
[b] Hopefully in a few months your pregnancy drought will be over, right?
:D

(BTW Saxy, it's good to see your in pursuit of earning the title. :D )

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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:13 pm

Which title would that be??

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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:14 pm

TW
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:16 pm

Well, I do like titles, but eventually I will run out of inane things to discuss. . .
or I will start repeating myself annoyingly. . .

(hopefully it won't be the second)
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:17 pm

My mom always told me that a LITTLE wine with dinner when you are breastfeeding will help the baby sleep. Although I doubt the doctors pursue this as the best course of action in getting your infant to sleep. . .
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby barfle » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:22 pm

I recall my mother <Ed: You had a mother?> <Knock it off, I still do. In fact, so does she.> telling me of a time when she had some wine with dinner, and I slept through the night.

Maybe it was that she slept through the night.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:30 pm

Maybe both of you did. . .

My mom used to swear by it. . .

but then again, I was really too little to remember that, right?
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:51 pm

Cabernet Sauvignon for red and White Zinfandel for lighter wine are my favorites.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby piqaboo » Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:06 pm

Pinot Grigio for hot days, or eating with seafood or cream sauces. Muscadet is nice too.

Plum wine for dessert, or late harvest gewurtztraminers = candy in a glass.

Gewurtztraminers for sipping, chinese or indian food (unless I have beer).

Reds - like most of them. Very fond of expensive cabs, but the only varietal I tend to dislike is zinfandel.

Jug burgundy - yum!
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:56 pm

Scientists revealed that beer contains small traces of female hormones. To prove their theory, they fed 100 men 12 pints of beer and observed that 100 percent of them gained weight, talked incessantly without making sense, and couldn’t drive.
“No further testing is planned.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Rudy2toot » Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:42 am

Chianti - go figure, really dislike Merlot
Pinot Grigiot
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:14 am

Re the breastfeeding draught: why? Is that some sort of insane policy being pushed by the naturists?

Adult beverages do not, to my recollection, do much for the kid as long as mom stops at "mild buzz". Sheesh, the La Leche folks used to suggest a beer with dinner as it apparently improves both the volume and vitamin content of the milk.

I wouldn't try to feed the kid while drunk, tho. Might drop her. :D

Go have that glass of wine with dinner. Enjoy!

ummmm. jug burgundy. add onions, stew beef, I think I have a dinner plan here.
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby dai bread » Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:29 pm

We make very good white wines in NZ, so my tastes run to whites rather than reds.

Poor old chardonnay! It was a very nice wine when wine-drinking was unfashionable. When it became fashionable, the stuff was churned out by the tankerful, and tasted like it. Waiters would solemnly present wine bottled the same year it was drunk, not aged at all! Once the fashionable people had learned how to pronounce other names, Chardonnay improved as it was treated with more care.

But lately I have discovered Pinot Gris. It's delicious!

Then there are the late-harvest Rieslings, botrytised wine & ice wine. Superb dessert wines all of them. They're expensive; about twice the price per litre of ordinary wine, but boy! are they worth it!
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Re: Wine Lovers

Postby Serenity » Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:03 pm

Thanks for the reminder Rudy:

I do enjoy a nice glass of Chianti -


with some fava beans (slurp slurp slurp slurp...)
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