Burgundy or Bordeaux?

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  1. The Grood macrumors regular

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    An issue that has divided the wine world for centuries...

    Personally, I prefer the noble (yet somehow rustic) Burgundian Reds - Aloze, Nuit St Georges... to the more feted Clarets.

    But that's just me.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm sorry, but I'd pass up both of those for a Rioja. French wine is too acidic.
     
  3. The Grood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Acidity can be a problem at the younger end, perhaps, but as you move 'down' the wine list I think you'll find it less of an issue.

    May I recommend Gevrey-Chambertin, which impresses with the combination of its muscular, weighty attitude and paradoxical perfumed edge.

    All in favour of a full bodied Rioja - although tanins can be overwhelming.

    Beer is nice too.
     
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  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Lacero, is that you? :D
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. Like almost everything from that part of the world, it relies on the aura of competence rather than competence itself. Having said that, I'd take a Burgundy as a very general rule. :)
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Sorry but french bread, cheese, yogurt and mushrooms are difficult to best.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... Fair call but they don't make up for the lacklustre women, cars, language pronunciation, or monuments. Kidding, I don't mind French women.
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Italian wine > French wine.
    There's a reason Italy makes the most, and exports the least.
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    everyone knows french cars suck heinous b-hole

    ce que je dois dire, est que français est la langue d'amour. quand on parle français, les mots sont des petits sachets d'amour
     
  11. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I live where Sideways was filmed. 'Nuff said.

    :D
     
  12. iGary Guest

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    I'm not drinking any ****ing Merlot.
     
  13. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Now, now... I didn't say it was a GOOD movie. ;)
     
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  15. Bakey macrumors 6502

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    It wasn't good?!... it was [in my opinion] excellent - a film, sorry movie, to have little or no plot with not convolution or be it full of self compulsive trite is quite something! A movie solely about characters and its ability to pull it off is a feat amongst feats!!

    Loved it, bought it, respect it!! :D

    PS. How does Lambrini fair in the world of wines?... :eek: Last comment = huge joke!! ;)
     
  16. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Alsace!

    I am spoiled by my close proximity to Sonoma/Napa. I just avoid those icky, oakey chards.
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Put it with enough Pepsi and it's not too bad...
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Sorry, but here's where I take exception. As someone who worked in the restaurant biz for 20 years, trust me- there is no better white wine than what comes from Alsace. Other whites, especially California whites are too buttery and oaky. Steel barrels please. :)

    And as for Burgundy and Bordeaux? Love them both a lot.

    I do enjoy several wines from Oregon and Washington as well. And Spanish Rioja. :)
     
  19. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    will be there next month! SB coast actually, not inland, but close enough.
     
  20. The Grood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe my question was too specific - there are lots of great wines in the world.

    Personal favourite: Amerone (Italian - made from dried grapes - very butch, good with Boar)

    Sideways was a lovely film. Drove up the PCH from LA to San Fran when I was 21. Never even occured to me to stop off and taste the wine. Next time...

    Hic!
     
  21. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    as are the Pain de chocolate and the eclair chocolate. Mmmmmm.
     
  22. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Bordeaux, ftw!

    I was in paris for several week and fell in love with this wine.
     
  23. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Amerone is lovely. My current white of choice that I have chilling in fridge is a Gavi di Gavi which slides down nicely in the warm weather.

    While on Elba (island off the coast of Tuscany) in May, we tried some of their local wines and were very pleasantly surprised. One red in particular was stunning... full-bodied with hints of blackcurrants and eminently drinkable
     
  24. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh La La!

    No, le mad jew is right!

    Poor le me will take care of ze lacklustre french women. Ah, such a trageedy it iz, stuck weez parizian women avec le lacklustre! ;)
    [​IMG]

    ps: Summer is a nice time for Rosé, try some Chateau Saintes Roselline if you get the chance. It made me change the way I see Rosé...
     

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