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Posted by lynnjp, Nov 8, 2013.

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Reply by outthere, Nov 8, 2013.

We're not letting you off that easy Lynn. What kind of wines are you enjoying these days? Where do you call home? SSN and CCrd numbers... ;)

 

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Reply by lynnjp, Nov 10, 2013.

Hello Outthere,

I am a relative wine "novice". So, I really am tasting and enjoying lots of different wines.  I call the mountains of North Carolina home and good try with the numbers..:)

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Reply by gregt, Nov 11, 2013.

We're all novices! You joined a lot of groups - have you tried all those wines?

The mountains of Nc are really pretty. Nice place to live.

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Reply by EMark, Nov 11, 2013.

Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Lynn.  "Tasting and enjoying lots of different wines," is a favorite philosophy of most of us, here--even though everybody has a favorite and, usually, a least favorite.  I am a California red wine bigot--Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel (in alphabetical order).  Every week, though, I am trying new wines, and am usually pleased with new discoveries.  BTW, I'll be traveling to NC (Asheville) next week to attend a wedding.  Because of scheduling, it is not clear whether I'll be able to seek out any local wine nuggets, but I will try.

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Reply by vin0vin0, Nov 12, 2013.

Hi, Lynn.  We were just up in your neck of the woods this past weekend in Galax and did some biking along the New River and some hiking in the mountains.  On the way home we visited Round Peak Winery, Dobbins Creek Vineyard and Laurel Grey Vineyards.  Very surprised and happy to see the quality of NC wines on the rise, especially Dobbins Creek. Have you had any opportunities to explore Yadkin Valley wineries?  If so, do you have any favorites?

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Nov 12, 2013.

Lynn, I've got a bottle of Stony Knoll Cab from the Yadkin Valley, courtesy of my (ex) brother in law who, along with his current wife, runs North Carolina Wine Gifts--if you are up in Asheville, you might run into Debby and Philip at local wine events.  They are always imploring me to visit, and it does sound lovely.  Now that they have vinifera wines and the local specialties made from muscadine, there's wine to try close to home. Welcome to the Forum.

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Reply by lynnjp, Nov 15, 2013.

Thanks Folks, I have not had the opportunity to try any Yadkin Valley winerys as of yet! But a little shop in Galax is one of my favorites "The Wine Cellar" it is located downtown oldtown!  As of right now I have had the opportunity to try wines from several of the groups that I have joined Gregt thanks to the little shop that I listed above and to some friends that are wine lovers, but not all of them.  Some of the groups I checked are some that I am just interested in trying, as this was how I understood was the way I was supposed to fill it out. My favorites are seeming to appear to be more on the semi-dry side. I am finding that I do not have a palate for dry wines as of yet.  As for the reds I really like the Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. As for the whites I seem to be liking the Riesling and Gewurztraminer. I really like an aged Port also.  As to area, I seem to be liking South African, German, and Sonoma made wines.  Emark, Asheville is a really nice area, if you fine time check out Chateau Morrisette, it is lovely with a nice vineyard and wines. Downtown Asheville is walkable and very quaint. :) Vinovino, biking the New River trail is wonderful, we have done the complete trail several times, with the exception of the last 10 miles from Foster Falls to Pulaski, where the trail goes off the river. If you are interested in it, you should also check out kayaking on the New River, or just floating/tubing..it is a wonderful river. Richard Foxall, thank you very much, I will certainly do that.  I do get to Asheville on occasion.  If any of you are ever in the Sparta area, we have a winery, Thistle Meadow Winery, with an attached gift shop.  It is a fun little place to stop by and visit.  They are quit welcoming and offer wine tasting.  Their wines are mountain/locale oriented and most "fun" wine but quite tasty, drinkable and affordable. Thanks again.


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