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Snooth User: WineGeekJen

"Just for fun" Wines

Original post by WineGeekJen, Mar 10, 2010.

Everyone has a favorite "just for fun wine"--one that you drink because it just tastes good. These fun wines are great to fall back on for parties or just enjoying at the end of the day. I had a great "fun" wine this weekend from Debonne Vineyards (Madison, OH) , Razzberry Riesling. The Raspberry brought out the flavors of the Riesling nicely and it turned out to be interesting as well as just plain yummy and refreshing. What's your favorite just for fun wine?

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Reply by amour, Mar 25, 2010.

La Clape Domaine Karantes Coteaux du Languedoc  Rouge 2007

....with that eye and those lips on the label...!!!!...

but it is no total fun wine.....

it is actually like a young Gigondas.

It is a successful blend of Grenache, Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre.

Aerate and enjoy the tannic aroma  and  do  have  some fun with that

label!!!!

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Reply by amour, Mar 28, 2010.

Would you ever imagine this.....WINE in a can...

yes......like a coca-cola!

It is here!........HONESTLY!

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Reply by amour, Mar 29, 2010.

Are you ready for these???

A Donkey and a Goat   Syrah

Fenaughty Vineyard 2007

 

Bacio Divino Vagabond 2005

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Reply by amour, Apr 8, 2010.

I seem to be coming up with fun wines with amusing names...

LEAPING LIZARD MERLOT             $7. 00

I never tasted it but it looks like a CONVERSATION PIECE!

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Reply by cindertyson, Apr 14, 2010.

Well, my go to wine has been Rodney Strong Cab Sonoma... can range anywhere between $11 to $16 per bottle sold at just about every grocery store.  Great wine for a great price.

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Reply by book cellar, Apr 14, 2010.

One of my favorite just for fun wines is crisp yet sweeter white from a local vineyard here in Iowa. Octoberfest from Daley Creek Wineries.  It has a fall name yet it's best served chilled in the summer with good friends or just a good book!!!!

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 14, 2010.

Book cellar, welcome to Snooth. Cellars don't seem like good places to store books. Or do you like to bring up wines from a cellar while reading (or selling) books? ;-)

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Reply by book cellar, Apr 14, 2010.

Thanks dmcker!!! I'm trying to learn the ropes here! Actually it is a dream of mine to own a small book store where you can come in, relax in big oversized couches/chairs, bring your own book or trade with a book from our shelf and order either coffee or my favorite WINE!!! and read, have book discussions and enjoy two of my favorite activities.  And i'd name it the Book Cellar.

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 14, 2010.

Good luck on that. Sounds like one of my kinds of places to hang out. Can't help wondering about the business model, though... ;-(

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Reply by sheena, Apr 14, 2010.

A great red wine to relax with or share with  friends that we have found is one for under $10 called Carpineto Dogajolo. Binny's carries it and it is a great Tuscan wine for sharing with some friends over a meat and cheese platter or a nice dinner.

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Reply by book cellar, Apr 16, 2010.

hey amour, I'm crazy about labels too! One wine I picked up because of the lable turned out to be wonderful was KRIS. It's hard to come by here in Iowa though, I better look harder!

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Reply by amour, Apr 16, 2010.

AWESOME!

KISS might have been better!

At parties, it is a brilliant idea to have some , what I call,

"CONVERSATION" labels...I do not have guests lists of exclusively learned people...I have fun people as well!

Such labels do serve to bring people together.....know what I mean??

Like the way we chat on our beloved SNOOTH......

words of wisdom, light comic relief , sweet release ..... from a stressful  world , burdened by grief....that is what wine is all about indeed!

CHEERS...Have you tried RED TRUCK?

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Reply by cclurie, Apr 20, 2010.

Wonderful sweet red wines are my "just for fun ones" - and all for under $14.00 each.....

Adesso...Cagnina Di Romagna  - dark red, sweet but not too sweet. Bartenura Malvasia - red, sweet with a slight effervescence. Also, Santa Rosa same as the last one. If you light a sweet fruity Red try ones of these...........

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Reply by book cellar, Apr 20, 2010.

I have tried RED Truck which I happened to pick up because of the label, it wasn't an A-list favorite however not to bad when you are on a budget!

I love wine labels, depending on my mood they help me choose a wine sometimes when I am aimlessly wandering the wine aisle!

The chatting here is fun, I was thinking if we were wines/labels what would you be?  I think I'll start a post on that! Should be a fun one!!!

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Reply by Pruin, Apr 20, 2010.

My just for fun wine  is Jacobs Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir. I love sparkling wines and this is a steal at $12.99  a bottle. It is difficult to find but well worth the hunt!

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Reply by Minnie3690, Apr 20, 2010.

Okay I'm new to the site, but my favorite "just for fun wine" is Keel and Curley Peach Chardonnay.   I discovered this on vacation last year down in Tampa, FL.  I love the taste and lets just say my husband loved the effects!!

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Reply by pigdeer, Apr 21, 2010.

My favorite is Menage a Trois by Folie a Deux. Great tasting, cheap and a real crowd pleaser.

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Reply by WineGeekJen, Apr 21, 2010.

Menage a Trois wines are always pleasing! I had Rex Goliath Giant 47lb Rooster Merlot last weekend and it was a very nice wine, considering the $6.00 price tag!

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Reply by crrlygrrl, Apr 22, 2010.

A great just for fun wine is Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rosé ($17.99 at klwines.com). 

I love sparklers, and this dry rosé is awesome, especially for the price. Crisp and fresh with a hint of strawberries.

I also love the irrevererntly named wines (mostly zins) at Four Vines, with the Sophisticate (zin) and Heretic (unconventional Rhone blend),  being favorites of mine.

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Reply by GTSOPRANO, May 4, 2010.

When I'm in Provincetown, I LOVE to have Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod Chardonnay (which can come with OR without the cheesy lighthouse-shaped bottle) with my two and a half pound, hard shelled, Maine lobster.  On its own, that wine is not all that, but enjoying those two things together, which come from exactly the same place-THAT'S fun for me!  Last summer, a friend of mine who even insists she HATES any oaked chardonnay, heartily agreed.  Something like 12.99 a bottle.



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