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Bonjour wine noob from France

Posted by vaindioux, Aug 25, 2010.

Hi or Bonjour

 

My name is Pat a French national, I am 43 Y.O., happily married to a CT native and we have a teenage daughter.

I was born in the south of France in Rose country. I never really drank the stuff when I grew up there and was mostly into German/Danish/Dutch beers.

I have lived in the USA for close to 20 years and the wine bug bit me a couple of years back.

We love primarily brut sparkling wines and roses. Then the whites and finnaly last the reds.We drink wines from the world over that we can afford.

I don't know much about wines and for a French national it's sacrilege LOL!

I am here to learn.

 

Patrick

 

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 25, 2010.

Welcome, Patrick. Will be looking forward to what you care to share now about your sparklers and roses, and your future encounters with other wines!

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Reply by vaindioux, Aug 26, 2010.

Thank-you for the warm welcome.

 

Patrick

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 26, 2010.

So what roses are you drinking this summer, and can you otherwise recommend?

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Reply by vaindioux, Aug 26, 2010.

Hi

 

Well I am no expert by any means. I drank a lot of Rose last September when I was in the south of France but didn't keep track of it.

We are currently enjoying Red Bicyclette from france here in the states which is very decent.

 

Patrick

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 26, 2010.

Lots of good roses in the south of France--from the Rhone through Provence, all the way to Spain--since they pretty much created/popularized the style way back when (or so they themelves want to say, anyway). Those from further north in France (e.g. Anjou in the Loire) can be pretty tasty, too.

If you haven't tried them yet look for some from Tavel (in the Rhone area), one of the touchstones of the style. Keep hunting around and you'll find some real jewels, since more and more merchants seem to be carrying a better selection these days (K&Wines, an excellent online merchant in California, currently carries 343 according to this search result). Besides those from France, also check out rosatos and rosados from Italy and Spain....

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 26, 2010.

Sorry, it looks like that link just takes you to the whole merchant site listing with all 7722 of their wines! Type in 'rose' in their search box and you'll get to the 'short' list of 343....

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Reply by vaindioux, Aug 28, 2010.

Hi

 

Thanks for the link. I have tried some roses from Italy and Spain whith mixed success but the advantage is that they are cheap at $5-$6 a bottle but quality varies greatly from a batch to the next.

We just opened 2 bottles of Rosato from Italy that used to be good (Even if a little too strong) and had to dump them in the sink, it was just awefull.

I have 2 bottles of fairly cheap Rose from Spain and Argentina in the bottom of the fridge to try fairly soon,

-Monte clavijo (Spain)

-Aberdeen angus (Argentina)

I hope at least one of them to be good enough to buy by the case at my local liquor store and save 10% since I took the bad rosato from Italy off my "By the case" list.

If money was no object I would just order Bandol rose by the case and be done with it.LOL!

Thanks again

Patrick

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Reply by duncan 906, Aug 30, 2010.

Bonjour Monsieur Patrick,

                    It is certainly unusuall to come across a Frenchman who says he knows little of wine.Your country is the World's number one wine producer in terms of quantity,quality and variety as well as sheer style and 'je ne sais quoi' Most of your countrymen have some knowledge and some opinions about their country's wines

 

s

  

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Reply by vaindioux, Aug 30, 2010.

Duncan

Sorry to be so honest, if that can make you feel better about me, I am really a Frenchman when it comes to the ladies ;-)

Thanks

Patrick

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Reply by VegasOenophile, Aug 30, 2010.

Bienvenue!  I think you'll enjoy it here.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 31, 2010.

Hi Patrick,

Welcome to Snooth. So you are in CT?

 

Make it down to the NYC often? We sometimes drink wine here!

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Reply by amour, Aug 31, 2010.

Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir and Merlot are

all over Miami...decent and reasonably priced as well.

Hope to hear more from you, Patrick!

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Reply by amour, Aug 31, 2010.

Never mind the scams and scandals

and the fact that top executives from Sieur d 'Arques pled guilty

and the court in Carcassone handed down fines and sentences too.

The bad stuff is no longer with us!


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