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Old 03-18-2004, 03:37 PM
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Wine in a box

Which one do you get? I have been looking for a good deal myself. I often but the Casara Pinot Grigio at $4.99 a magnum and for a california white it's not bad chilled on a summer day, for reds I can't seem to find a good one for less than $10.00 a bottle.

I really love my 560 SEL and the market value seems very low at $4500 for what was a $70,000 car not long ago. I Have to say that at 10 to 12K it would still be a deal. Leather, every luxury offered, great driver, safe, timeless and classy, 4 doors and best of all...A Benz
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Franzia Cabernet is certainly drinkable. Not the best I've ever had, but for $2.00 a liter not too bad.. And another fine point, is that your wife can't tell how much you drank. I've paid much more for worse tasting wine.

Of course ther are plenty of palatable wines out there in the 7-10 dollar range. I hate when you just want one more glass of wine, but to do so, you must open another bottle.
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It's sooo much better to NOT want another glass, but need one to finish the bottle!!
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Jay,

You are too much. I live next door to the Napa Valley, and I can't see paying what they are asking for wine these days. I have always enjoyed good wine until the last several years. The bottom will fall out. Everywhere you look around here they are planting grapes, but the bottom is close. Grape prices have really fallen tonnage wise because of over production. A lot of good wines at good prices are coming out of Australia these days.

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There are some really good wines coming out of Australia these days. Chile, too.

I had a bottle of pinot grigio that was very drinkable.
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There are some really good wines coming out of Australia these days. Chile, too.

I had a bottle of pinot grigio that was very drinkable.
LOL.. I've rarely met a bottle of wine that wasn't at least "drinkable"

Yeah.. I've had some wines recently from Austrailia that were quite good, and cheap by comparison. Seems like one of the ones I like is "yellow tail".

Bad wine is still better than Diet Coke..
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:36 PM
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Bad wine is still better than Diet Coke..
You got that right.

I can't stand Diet Coke, or Diet Pepsi.

I've switched to Pepsi One. I don't know where the one calorie comes from, but it sure makes it much more palatable.
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:04 PM
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Where have we gone?

Try drinking regular coke or pepsi the Roman way: Drink as much as you like, then tickle the back of your throat with an oiled feather until everything you ate/drank comes out and start again...Very satisfying. Or better, try the urban method: Walk into a corner store, pick up a case in each hand, walk straight out the door and run like hell, after about a half mile duck into an alley and drink to your hearts content as you have just burned about 300 calories.

When finished with either method, sit back and have a nice Shiraz/Cab with some fruit, a bit of fresh french bread and a nice cheese and repeat to yourself "Don't drink soda, don't drink soda"

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