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Posted by oceank8, Jul 28, 2008.

Hey all, I'm Ocean and have only been snoothing for a few months now, but I love it. I live in Southern California and teach third grade. I have a husband and a seven year old daughter, which is where I spend most of my time.

I was raised with a father who is a bit of a wine collector and started me on wine as soon as I could walk. Although I've had lots of wine, I never really knew much about it, I always left the picking to my dad. The past few years we have started taking wine tasting trips together and I have been focusing more and more on actually learning about wine.

I like them all but have some favorites. Big fruity reds, mild whites, and all the desserts! Ports and ice wines are probably my top two favorites but, for what I think obvious reasons, I don't have them all that often.

Lets here from some of the rest of you, we really are a very friendly community, join in!


Reply by Philip James, Jul 29, 2008.

Yay, bit late, but welcome Ocean! I'm a bit port / sauterne lover, but yes, they are expensive, dont pair well with my average dinner and come in small bottles. I do try and grab a few here and there though...

A bit off topic, but i'd recommend that everyone keeps a bottle of Lillet in their fridge for 'emergencies'. Its a white wine, doesnt go bad, serve it chilled, over ice with a twist of lemon or lime. A great starter to any meal (and its pretty cheap)

Its $20, but its stronger than wine, so it will last you a while

Reply by John Andrews, Jul 29, 2008.

My favorite ice wine right now is Peller Estates Riesling Ice Wine ... UMMMM ... so yummy but not cheap.

I am also really enjoying Sauterne as well. I've been going with the 'second' label of the 1st Cru's. They can be found for a reasonable price.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jul 29, 2008.

Hi Ocean! Cool name as always.

I don't get to drink as much dessert wine as I'd like. Also I don't have any wine people in my family but they're all enjoying learning about it with me. It's great to share.

Reply by Philip James, Jul 29, 2008.

I really feel like i should grab a couple of dessert wines - too hot for port, it would never withstand the counter top temperatures the next day (and i'm worried that i'd damage it by repeated chilling/ warming)

Reply by John Andrews, Jul 29, 2008.

Look out for Dauphin de Guiraud, it is the second label of Guiraud. You can get it for about $15 for the 375ml bottle.

Reply by dschur, Aug 4, 2008.

I just came back from Nappa. While at Louis Martini I tasted a really nice dessert wine. It was Moscat Amabile. Even my wife (who does not like wine) let out an impromptu "oh baby" when she tasted it.

Needless to say I purchased several bottles. I wish they had a 375, since a full bottle of dessert wine is really tough to get through in my experience.

Heitz had a very nice port that I tasted, and it did come in a 375ml

Reply by oceank8, Aug 5, 2008.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I will have to check some of them out! As for those pesky full bottles of dessert wine, I find myself opening them with friends and they end up going pretty fast!

Reply by amour, Jan 21, 2010.

Recently drank the ICEWINE from the PELEE ISLAND WINERY(CANADA)....
very very delicious.

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