Red or White?

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    what is your favorite wine?

    i used to like beringer white zinfandel but now i like aloxe corton burgundy

    what foods go best with wines?
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    Dry White, Californian or South African... ;) I'm relatively easy to please on the wine front... :D
     
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    i like dry, spicy white wines. if i were simply going to drink a bottle, it would either be a pinot noir or a white zin, and if i have to drink a red wine with dinner, it's often a shiraz. not a huge fan of the merlot and cabernets that dominate reds...

    paul
     
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    My wife likes her wine dry. She likes to alternate Red & White.
     
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    hehehe
    :D

    i think they come in green, white, blue, red, pink...
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Big, bold reds...Cabernet, Shiraz or Syrah, and some Merlot.

    • Penfold's Bin 389
    • Francis Copolla Black Label
    • Blackstone Cab or Coastal

    I also like to pair it up with good dark chocolate; anyone who's read the drunkie thread knows about this though. ;) :D
     
  9. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Yup! ;) I enjoy mainly reds as well, though I am quite partial to good chardonay.
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Pink.

    Actually anything with flavor.
    A flowery taste is nice.

    Dry wine, ech, why drink it? :p
     
  11. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    My favourite wines come form my home state (South Australia) and gennerally prefer Reds.
     
  12. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-man says....I always have some of each in the house but overall I prefer red - a nice shiraz or merlot.....oh yeah!
     
  13. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Definately red like a syrah or a pinot noir. My wife prefers white, which is ok as long as it's not Chardonnay.
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    More flavor. It also enhances food pairings more intensely, IMO.

    I can't drink anything too light & sweet, it just doesn't sit well for me.
     
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I don't care much for whites, but can handle a decent chardonnay every now & then. When I go to art gallery receptions, it's usually some sorta cheap/mid red or charonnay. I'll at least settle for it if no red is available. ;)
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Red mostly - Zinns, Merlot, Bordeaux, Shiraz, Syrrah, Cote de Rhone, etc. Not that big a Cab fan.

    But when eating hot and spicy a good Alsacian is great - just don't ask me to spell it :D

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  17. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Guys! You're asking the wrong question! :eek:
    It should be: "what am I eating?" :p My favourite wine will depend on what I'm eating... Smelly cheese requires strong red Bordeaux, but desert and stuff like fois gras will require a sweet white wine, like a Jurançon or a Sauternes...

    But then again, if you're just drinking the wine with no food involved, then it makes sense having a fav wine. Mine would be a good red Bordeaux. Year and château to be determined by amount of cash in wallet :p :p

    -Mr. Anderson

    Do you mean a Gewürztraminer? ;)
     
  18. Dros macrumors 6502

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    I used to drink reds almost exclusively. Now, I like a Pinot Gris now and then. I like Pinot Noir since it tends to go with most of the foods I eat, plus it is good as a drinking wine.
     
  19. applefan macrumors regular

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    I like reds, Cabs, Zins, & Merlots. As for food pairings, a renowned wine expert I once worked for simply says "drink what you like"
     
  20. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I would however strongly recommend *not* drinking strong wines with subtly flavoured foods, even if you like the wine very much :p

    Or that, or you don't care what the food tastes like ;)
     
  21. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    i definitely agree that matching the wine with what food is there at that moment is key

    sometimes i have to see what is in the fridge first before i go down the street to the beer and wine place

    i like to kinda break some rules and a syrah/shiraz is great in place of white wine and in some settings a pinot noir and a red zinfandel can take the place of a white wine...reds don't do well chilled but try a gamay beaujolais chilled sometime...it's really refeshing

    i am not a purist when it comes to wines so i can also enjoy port, medeira, and blended red wines...some cabernet blends are more mellow when not aged so it's better than a straight on cabernet sauvignon or bordeaux, especially when the cabernet is not properly aged

    many people complain about cabernet sauvignon or bordeaux because it tastes to tannic or harsh to them, but aging can really change the whole flavor of those classes of wines and if one doesn't get a chance to try one when its aged, they are not really giving the grape type a chance
     
  22. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I was joking, but yeah, that's one of them :D

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  23. judith macrumors regular

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    RED. Merlot or Cab., the darker the better. No white. Gerztraminer (sp, I kno, I kno) at least the Fetzer I tried, was some nasty stuff.
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    A Kuentz-Bas or TrimbachGewürztraminer is quite nice. - Fetzer? Did it come in a box? :D

    quote from Epicurious:
     

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