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Old 07-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As per No Mercy's demands...

Ok, so no rules. Feel free to mock other persons choices, and defend your own choice. I want to know what the best Wine in the world is, be it Red, Rosé or White.

Also state your worst drink in the same category.

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I'm not much of wine drinker myself, white wine gives me heartburn and red wine gives me headaches.

I like rosé wine though. I tend to drink Rivercrest California Rosé - it goes down a treat.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Prosecco. I have a special drink I make with red bull and triple sec...remarkably refreshing.

Pinot Grigio chilled.

Not a wine connoisseur...yet, but I'm learning. I always have wine with my pasta though.

For reds...Malbec is a very good starter choice. Anything from France, Italy, South America is good. Australia, Napa Valley are decent. There's Merlot and Shiraz, but literally thousands of regions. There was a survey that said that even long time wine testers or "pros" couldn't tell the difference...hahah.

If you guys like your beers and spirits you'll eventually enjoy wine. It's a slightly different buzz.

Beer = sports pub or hanging out

Spirits = birthdays, getting hammered

Wine = special occasions, business meetings, solitude time
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Not at home so i cant go into depth until later but one wine i love is rodney strong pinot noir napa.

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Thunderbird..
Wild Irish Rose..
Night Train..
Boones Farm Fuzzy Navel..
In that order
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Prosecco. I have a special drink I make with red bull and triple sec...remarkably refreshing.

Pinot Grigio chilled.

Not a wine connoisseur...yet, but I'm learning. I always have wine with my pasta though.

For reds...Malbec is a very good starter choice. Anything from France, Italy, South America is good. Australia, Napa Valley are decent. There's Merlot and Shiraz, but literally thousands of regions. There was a survey that said that even long time wine testers or "pros" couldn't tell the difference...hahah.

If you guys like your beers and spirits you'll eventually enjoy wine. It's a slightly different buzz.

Beer = sports pub or hanging out

Spirits = birthdays, getting hammered

Wine = special occasions, business meetings, solitude time
One thing to always remember, and unfortunately it makes things more complicated, is that grape varieties, like pinot grigio or malbec, can be very different depending on the climate and soil they are grown in.

For example a pinot grigio from California is distinctly different than a PG from Italy. California will often produce subtle, grassy, and citric notes while the Italian PG will produce a much more fruit forward nose.

Another interesting ting to note is that almost all wines are blends. That is one reason you see regions on french and italian wines; they blend certain grapes based on the region. Recently it has become popular to brand wines as "merlot" and "malbec", when in actuality these are often blends as well, since most regulations state you only need 51% of a grape variety to label it as such. This isn;t to say anyone is being ripped off. Blending is an art.
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Thunderbird..
Wild Irish Rose..
Night Train..
Boones Farm Fuzzy Navel..
In that order
Hahah...it's been ages since I had any of those w/ the exception of Thunderbird. Night Train...oh man. That deserves a rep.

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One thing to always remember, and unfortunately it makes things more complicated, is that grape varieties, like pinot grigio or malbec, can be very different depending on the climate and soil they are grown in.

For example a pinot grigio from California is distinctly different than a PG from Italy. California will often produce subtle, grassy, and citric notes while the Italian PG will produce a much more fruit forward nose.

Another interesting ting to note is that almost all wines are blends. That is one reason you see regions on french and italian wines; they blend certain grapes based on the region. Recently it has become popular to brand wines as "merlot" and "malbec", when in actuality these are often blends as well, since most regulations state you only need 51% of a grape variety to label it as such. This isn;t to say anyone is being ripped off. Blending is an art.
Interesting. Wonder if it's a trend, done for economic reasons, marketing, or really to create a change of palate.
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Thunderbird..
Is that the fortified wine? If so its the first drink that I got really hammered on when I was about 16, spewed up everywhere, all night and the next morning too. I had the worst hangover.

I still can't touch the stuff... my body goes into defense mode if I get so much as a sniff of it.
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Bet there's a few of you on here drink this:

Ah... Bucky. I used to drink it when I lived in Scotland, as its their national drink after Whisky (lol).

I've never seen it drank out of a wine glass though, usually out of a brown paper bag.

It was in the news a lot when I lived in Scotland, hardly a week went by without in being in the news for violence related reasons.

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I'll pos rep the first American (or any non UK) that can tell me what this is -

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