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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!

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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)

http://www.snooth.com/wine/lillet-w...

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

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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.

http://www.snooth.com/wine/peller-e...

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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

http://www.snooth.com/wine/dauphin-...

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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

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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!

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Reply by amour, Jan 21, 2010.

Recently drank the ICEWINE from the PELEE ISLAND WINERY(CANADA)....
very very delicious.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT EVER!


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