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Old 08-07-2008, 08:58 PM
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Who enjoys a glass of wine in the evening?

I have been for the past couple of weeks enjoying a glass of wine instead of beer. I'm kind of surpirsed by this behavior. Is this a sign that I'm getting old or what? So, I find that I enjoy a nice pino noir or Riesling.

With the two selections that I metioned, is their any good ones to have or stay away from for that matter.

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:03 PM
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:12 PM
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I'm stuck in the mud with either a Merlot or Chardonnay, depending on what we are having. Wine with the dinner meal has become tradition.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:18 PM
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I too enjoy a glass....err...bottle of wine in the evening. Not a big fan of pinot only because of price vs. quality....and since that dang sideways movie pinot is only more expensive. The cheap pinot is expensive compared to other varietals. The good stuff is really expensive, but a nice treat once in a while. I haven't found a pinot I like for under twenty bucks unfortunately.

Willammette Valley pinot is generally the best IMO (excluding burgundy which I can't afford). Followed by Sonoma and Napa. If you've got the money try a bottle of Cristom. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:41 PM
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I have been for the past couple of weeks enjoying a glass of wine instead of beer. I'm kind of surpirsed by this behavior. Is this a sign that I'm getting old or what? So, I find that I enjoy a nice pino noir or Riesling.

With the two selections that I metioned, is their any good ones to have or stay away from for that matter.
Try LaCrema Pinot Noir. Very nice. And under twenty bucks.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:42 PM
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I prefer Ripple or Thunderbird!
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One glass?? Never.
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Wine works well with a heavy meal

Heavy meals are reserved for occasions when there are several hours of leisure waiting. The sip of wine gives a you a break without being as filling as beer. When eating good food any wine will do.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:42 AM
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:07 AM
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I like to have a glass now and then, supposed to great for your health.

It's hard to get past the kind of vinegar taste though. Just have to get used to it.
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With the two selections that I metioned, is their any good ones to have or stay away from for that matter.
It depends how much you want to spend. I mostly try selections from Trader Joes (but not Charles Shaw...). I can usually find good stuff between 6 and 9 dollars. Rieslings can go different ways. They can be quite sweet or not. They can be citrusy (probably not a real word). You might also like Sauv blanc. I don't like Pinos either. Much prefer Zin and certain foreign things.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:11 PM
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I prefer Ripple or Thunderbird!
I saw that case of MD 20/20 you had at the last GTG! I enjoy Reisling and Zinfindel every now and then. Your not getting old until you have to ask a younger neighbor to get the cork out of the bottle.
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It depends how much you want to spend. I mostly try selections from Trader Joes (but not Charles Shaw...).
I have no problem with 2 buck Chuck.

I just bought a bottle of Charles Shaw Merlot yesterday.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:29 PM
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I like a cold Gewurztraminer a lot, and they are reasonalbly priced for what you can get

But something tells me that your new older girlfriend may have some things to teach you in this area of viticulture and enology (as well as in other areas)........
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:35 PM
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I've been known to have a bottle of Boone's Farm on occasion, but I have just not developed a taste for wine yet. I am much happier with a can of Keystone Light. Now, my mom on the otherhand, She can't be without her wine in the evening.

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