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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jon'sLightBulbs, Oct 4, 2005.
I'm sick of my two buck chucks. Name a good cab, shiraz, or pinot noir. Cheaper is better.
If you can find Rosemount Estate Shiraz (with the black label) that's my favourite.
Then Penfold's .
Zema Cluny is an excellent shiraz IMO.
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...
Wine and wool. It's about all we do well these days.
No sheep jokes Blue Velvet.
Thanks for the tips. I'll look for all these on my next hunt. I'm open to any reds now.
No, seriously, i hate wine. My partner drinks rosé (zinfandel i think)
Damn troll. Badmouth my bread and butter.
It's certainly an acquired taste.
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.
I'm not pretentious enough to know which wines I like.
I believe it's spelled "e-d-u-c-a-t-e-d".
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.
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.
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
it would help us if you would tell us what *you* like in a wine...
then we would know where to stear the discussion
how long before someone says "a full body and good legs"?
(oh there you go, i just said it )
oh why word, thats one of the funniest things..... ever
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.
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.
That sounds pretty good, I may have to give that a shot.
Thanks for the link.
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.
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.
Here's a good wine.
i have 2 cases of Charles Shaw Shiraz for when i grill meats. $2.50 a bottle, and i love it.
That was the other name that I was trying to recall. I'll second this option.