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The manly love of great wine.  What are you drinking?

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Wine Aerators

Started by Charles Alexander Rasmussen. Last reply by Regular Joe Apr 25, 2014. 3 Replies

I would like to know what the wine connoisseurs out there think of using wine aerators to enhance their wine drinking experience. I received one for my birthday about a year ago and I quite like it.…Continue

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Beginner's wine advice

Started by Matt T.. Last reply by Peter McCann Mar 2, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I just found this group and was hoping you all could provide some advice for me. I'm turning 21 in 13 days, and since I live in the USA, that means I can finally start buying alcohol in…Continue

Affordable, every day Cabernets

Started by Steve Dallas. Last reply by Peter McCann Mar 2, 2013. 5 Replies

So I've been moving more and more from Merlot over to the Cabs.  As I am still relatively new in the wine "field" I've been stuck with the whole trial and error methods of finding good wines.  Found…Continue

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Comment by Miguel Gatt on November 18, 2013 at 6:08pm

Hi guys, I'm very happy I found this page. I am a sommelier with many years of experience. Don't hesitate to ask me if you need anything !!!!

 

Just finished service, and this evenings wine of choice was M Chapoutier Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2006. Great wine from a great producer. Nice high tannin, full bodied red wine full of berry aromas, with a slight hint of pepper during the medium to long finish. Thumbs up !

Comment by Charles Alexander Rasmussen on November 10, 2013 at 8:18am

Hello everyone. I am new to the group and thought I would throw my usuals out there. When It comes to wine I prefer red, and I like that red to be: Merlot, or Pinot Noir. I will drink white wines more so with fish and deserts, but I will drink red anytime.

 

Comment by Chris White on April 16, 2013 at 10:21pm

I had a really good 2009 Shiraz at Woody's in Tupelo, MS, but can't remember the maker. Also, if you're willing to shell out a little more, not alot, but more than a normal bottle, try a 2010 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Comment by Vern H on November 9, 2012 at 1:18pm

Prefer dry Reds, particularily merlot, cab mix; most red products from Aussie Penfolds Bin X are great and reasonably priced.

Comment by Matt Hansen on October 11, 2012 at 2:01pm

Being from the pacific northwest I am a sucker for a Oregon Pinot noir... The latest one I am stuck on is the 2009 Winderlea Ana Pinot noir. The best way I can describe it would be Lush. I was completely blown away. At onely 313 cases produced I am happy I have another stashed away...

Comment by Beauregard Sparticus on May 20, 2012 at 7:30pm

Dutch,

A good Port is of great value.  Sometimes your food calls for it.  Fortified wines are a subject I know very little about.  However, certainly recognize their worth.

Comment by The Dutch Dastard on May 20, 2012 at 2:31pm

How do you guys see ports? For some reason (i honestly don't know why) i have the idea that a lot of americans don't consider it something to be drunk. 

Comment by Beauregard Sparticus on May 20, 2012 at 2:08pm

I had the opportunity this week to have some pretty amazing wines including Domaine Romani Conti's La Tache '05, and Richebourg "06.

Comment by Beauregard Sparticus on May 17, 2012 at 8:15am

Teefs, those Spanish reds are an awesome bargain!  What is your favorite region/varietal?

Comment by The Dutch Dastard on May 14, 2012 at 10:31am

Teefs, 

I'm really sorry for not adding any value to this discussion, and please please please don't see this as a personal offense, but i really fell from my chair because of your name. 

In Dutch, it roughly translates to: Like a bitch. 

I hope you are the sort of person who gets a laugh from that as well. 

 

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