What's a good wine?

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  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sick of my two buck chucks. Name a good cab, shiraz, or pinot noir. Cheaper is better.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If you can find Rosemount Estate Shiraz (with the black label) that's my favourite.
    Then Penfold's .
     
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    If quality yet cheapness is paramount, then many Chilean reds represent good value.

    I don't know what labels you may see on your shelves because wine can be packaged in different ways for different markets but a little hunting around may turn up some treasures.

    I also adore Australian reds but they're usually priced a little higher...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wine and wool. It's about all we do well these days. :eek:

    No sheep jokes Blue Velvet.
     
  6. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tips. I'll look for all these on my next hunt. I'm open to any reds now.
     
  7. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    WINE SUCKS!!!!!!!!


    No, seriously, i hate wine. My partner drinks rosé (zinfandel i think)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Damn troll. Badmouth my bread and butter. :mad:


    It's certainly an acquired taste. :p
     
  9. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Not a rosé fan tho it appears to have become alarmingly popular this summer... shudder!

    I'd back up Blue's comments on Chilean wines although they can be very full-bodied with a fair amount of tannins so I prefer drinking them with food. I enjoy a good Zinfandel - Ironstone do a fabulous one.
     
  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I'm not pretentious enough to know which wines I like. :(
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I believe it's spelled "e-d-u-c-a-t-e-d". ;)
     
  12. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    South African reds (especially shiraz) can be very, and not very expensive either. They do tend to be quite full-bodied.

    Anything with a KWV sticker on the neck of the bottle is probably quite good.
     
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    Ravenswood makes a very nice "Vintners Blend" series of Merlots, Zinfandels and Syrahs. ~$10.00

    For about $10.00 more, they have a county series, which is also very nice. I especially like their Donnell Merlot.
     
  14. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I adore Brown brothers wines from victoria, in particular the moscato, dolcetta & Syrah, Cienna and spatlase lexia, they are sweeter wines but they are good, no cheap wine is worth it in my opinion
     
  15. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    it would help us if you would tell us what *you* like in a wine...

    then we would know where to stear the discussion
     
  16. dcv macrumors G3

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    how long before someone says "a full body and good legs"?

    (oh there you go, i just said it :p)
     
  17. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    oh why word, thats one of the funniest things..... ever
     
  18. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    I'd suggest trying a number of different wines on your own. Everyone has different tastes and I can't count the number of times I've tried a bottle that was highly recommended and found it to be awful. You should be able to find a few wines you enjoy without spending too much cash.

    That being said, among many other wines, I really enjoy 7 Deadly Zins.

    http://www.lodivineyards.com/wines7dz.htm
     
  19. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Q Sonoma County Merlot

    I've tried a bunch of Merlot's lately and I like Q Sonoma County Merlot the best. It's about $20 a bottle though. You can find it at Albertsons if you have one near you.
     
  20. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds pretty good, I may have to give that a shot.

    Thanks for the link.
     
  21. dansuz1 macrumors member

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    Try consumers reports. They do a wine evaluation every year and usually debunk the myth that great wines have to cost a lot. They test a variety of wines and tell you where you might be able to find them.

    http://www.consumerreports.org/main/home.jsp
     
  22. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    A good idea would also be to find a local wine store. The one I use is the Wine Warehouse ( http://www.winewarehouses.com/ ). It only in Florida though. Actually, Cooknn, there's one in Ft. Lauderdale. Anyway, these smaller stores will have knowledgeable people who have actually tried the wines and can make some good recommendations at reasonable prices. Also, at least at the Wine Warehouse, the wine is generally a couple dollars cheaper than at a grocery store.

    Edit: And BTW, I have no stake in the above stated company, just a shopper. :)
     
  23. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i have 2 cases of Charles Shaw Shiraz for when i grill meats. $2.50 a bottle, and i love it. :D
     
  24. Applespider macrumors G4

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    That was the other name that I was trying to recall. I'll second this option.
     

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