Red White & Bubbly

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I really do try to understand why some people rely so much on wine critics. As if one person’s taste could be the same as yours, and everyone else’s! Have you ever gone to see a movie that some critics loved, but you walked out, shaking your head, thinking: “Why did I just waste two hours watching that?” It’s the same with wine. I taste a wine that I think isn’t worth the bottle it’s in, and I find that some exalted writer has given it a high rating. Or, I’ll taste a wine that sells for $25 and know that it’s really worth about half that ... and, again, read a stellar review of it somewhere. How about the time that one well-known wine critic told everyone to mortgage the house, raid the saving account and buy, buy, buy as much of one newly released wine that they could get their hands on. Two days later, the wine maker recalled the wine, taking back and destroying every bottle. The wine had become infected with brettanomyces, a type of yeast infection, which made the wine smell like Read more »

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  • Just found this wonderful site trying to change from white Zinfandel wanting to start trying RED WINES but looking for a suggestion for a SWEET RED WINE NOT SO DRY Read More

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  • We're from California but getting married in Sarasota, Florida in April. We're having a beer and wine only cocktail reception. I need help figuring out what to serve. We'd like to serve one red and one white (I prefer sauvignon blanc). They need to be reasonably priced and available there. The food we're serving.... Passed hors d'oeuvres: Cabral... Read More

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  • So I'm just wondering......what's everyone's take on the old screw caps vs cork debate....?  How would you best describe the role of each, and overcome perceptual barriers....? Read More

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  • I am looking to branch out from what I already know and love.  I know that I prefer sweet wines and my favorites are Reisling and Moscato.  I'm not sure of what region but they are both off the shelf brands...I'm pretty sure one was a Kendall Jackson if that helps at all.  I kind of like the sweeter White Zinfandels and sometimes Rose or Blush W... Read More

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  • I recently purchased a bottle of Mirabelle Brut Rose Champagne for an intimate celebration. Unfortunately, I was looking for a champagne to pair with a desert (in mind, specifically, a dark chocolate rum ball), but I'm not sure I made the right choice. I feel as though this bottle may be better suited for a meal rather than a treat. Nonetheless,... Read More

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  • I I was recently browsing through a few wine websites looking for the "perfect" red and white glasses. I came across a woman who had discovered the best shape for general reds and also one for whites. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the website that I was on, when I saw her link. Has anyone heard of any such website. I know it is kindof genereal... Read More

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  • The wife & I are making our first trip to Napa for a two day excursion.  We have been doing a lot of research, including reading up on the previous forum posts, thanks Honda John for your informative essay!  We're a little worried about going during the summer, and on a weekend, but it was the only time it worked for us, especially since we live... Read More

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  • just tried Earthquake cabernet sauvignon 2006.  really enjoyed the wine.  just couldn't understand the 15% alcohol?  my first high alc. wine was Rosenblum petit syrah.  loved it but the alcohol in the 15+!?  is it not possible to get the flavors without it? Read More

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  • When one thinks of sparkling wine, the first that probably comes to mind is Champagne. However, there are many different kinds of sparkling wine from countries and regions other than France. In the Penedès wine region of Northern Spain, this type of fizzy wine is called “Cava.”Today, we visited Mas Bertran, a family-operated winery in Sant Martí... Read More

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  • So we're all here and we see that many of us got bitten by the sweet white wine bug, only to move on? My wine life begn  ightIalandne, ent through almost everything else, ends with medium to light Italian red wines, only to start the circuit again, yes my tastes change, evolve and vary! So where did you start, where are you, where do you want to... Read More

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