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Wine anyone?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SparksNV, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    I enjoy wine [​IMG]- definitely have my favs and love to try new ones - I have bought lots of wine just on coolness of the label. I took alot of labels off of wines and beer and put them on some end tables for the "man cave". Stocked up today - bought 14 bottles. Opened one I bought based on label (let one of my dds talk me into it) - Ed Hardy Lambrusco. I have never had a "Labrusco" before. Sweet and fizzy and very, very light - reminds me of a white zinfandel- not my fav. I, however, love Old Vine Zinfandels, Pinot Noir, Malbec, and Syrah/Shiraz. I also enjoy an nice hearty red table wine - really don't like whites - they tend to give me a headache. I like to keep my purchases around $10 per bottle (on sale).

    Here is the Ed Hardy Lambrusco (bought at World Market $6.99) - recommended to people who like white zins and Arbor Mist. Way cool label - disappointing wine for me.


    Here are two interesting wines. The one on the left - Ravenswood - was bottled in 1989 - the year my dh & I were married - probably tastes awful but saving it til 25th anniversary. The one on the right is from Wind Walker - my all time fav - saving this bottle to open after the Ravenswood - both on the 25th anniversary (11/25/2014)


    I also have some other favs - Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin - found it at Scolari's for $8.49 per bottle! So tell us about your favs and recommendations!

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I bet that I would like that first wine! [​IMG] I like the lighter ones like that...
    Cant stand the dark reds.. [​IMG]
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    For white lovers, I absolutely adore the Raymond vineyards Chadonnay. I tried it because of the name, obviously, and found it to be crisp, clear and favorful. I LOVE that vineyard.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Anything Riesling. My absolute favorite is Whispering Vines (local vineyard/winery) Riesling.
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I am willing to drink anything that is dry and red. The dryer the better. I really like French Bordeaux.
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Well, I had to go and get a glass of Sutter Home Red before I felt that I could reply to this thread. My daily 1 glass, per Dr orders. That Dr. is great.
    But I prefer a semi Dry White.
    Then of course there is my own Elderberry wine. Now that sits in a carboy for 5 years, before I even think of bottleing it. Then it sits some more. Good stuff. But I am going to have to ration it to a bottle a year until we get decent elderberryies again, been to dry.
  7. funnybirds

    funnybirds Songster

    Oct 16, 2010
    The Ravenswood will be very good. But be warned, Zinfandels are sometimes called “the velvet hammer".

  8. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I bought the sparkling Ed Hardy once, tasted like sparkling toilet water IMO

    I like the YellowTail brand. I think they have it at World Market. I loooooooove the selection World Market has, too bad we don't have one here [​IMG]
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I'll have to try some Yellow Tail. I've thought about trying it , just haven't.
  10. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Trader Joes has a lot of Italian wines for very good prices. I have to admit I'm kindof a wino. I haven't met a wine I didn't like. I prefer reds, but a good wine pairing with food trumps everything. My DH is Italian so we have wine with dinner every night -- break the bank if we didn't go for the inexpensive stuff. Luckily, our neighborhood store gives 10% off for 6 or more bottles. And then the BevMo 5cent sales... We have a lot of wine in the house... ;-)

    ObEggs: I will tell something I tried last night: a champagne flip. It was pretty yummy with a fresh egg yolk from my backyard...

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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