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Snooth User: amour

Kindly name one of your favorite wines and tell us if you drink it on its own. If you have it with food, let us know what food! THIS IS THE EXPRESS THREAD!

Posted by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

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Reply by amour, Feb 15, 2017.

AMOUR HERE!     It behooves us, Snooth members, to encourage greater,  wider and consistent participation on Snooth, particularly in THE FORUM.

We all have so little time 'on our hands'!

Perhaps some may also say, that they have better things to do!

I understand!

TRUST ME; I AM REALLY BUSY AT ALL TIMES!

So, here is a QUICK THREAD!

We can call it EXPRESS!

Looking forward to contributions!  We will all benefit in some way or the other and we will all have a great time, for sure!  Cheers all! Greetings to well-established posters and new posters alike!  We all have a SNOOTH role to play!

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Reply by amour, Feb 15, 2017.

A Muscadet sur lie with jumbo shrimp, raw oysters, mainly in a hot climate or in the American summer!

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Reply by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

I really enjoy, ultimately, COMPLEXITY in wine and MUSCADET is in no way COMPLEX!

However, it is a wine that I like, in hot weather!

For the new-comers, may I add, that MUSCADET is a FRENCH white wine.  Have you tried it?
THIS WINE IS NEVER EXPENSIVE.

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Reply by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

Look here on Snooth and you will find several Muscadet wines.

I suggest that you go for Muscadet 'sur lie' wines as they have rested on the lees (yeast) for at least 6 months and better yet, up to 3 years and so have good 'BITE'!  The longer on the lees, the richer the texture.

Look for SEVRE et MAINE on the bottle, as that appellation is the most important region for high-quality Muscadet.

I particularly like the wines of LUNEAU-PAPIN, the winery of Pierre and Monique, where the grapes are hand-harvested. I have enjoyed their Muscadet called Domaine Pierre de la Grange.

MAY I REMIND THAT MUSCADET WINE FROM FRANCE, IS NOT RELATED TO MUSCAT, MOSCATEL, MOSCATO.

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Reply by EMark, Feb 16, 2017.

There is no denying that Muscadet is a wonderful wine--especially, with fresh oysters.

It may be a bit early for thread drift, but here I go again.  I have posted my favorite wine on this forum multiple times.  I'll let other readers shout out my favorite.

It is, in all honesty, better with food than without.  We do a lot of backyard red meat grilling, and that is always an excellent match.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Feb 16, 2017.

I am more often drawn to Bordeaux-style wines, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and then red blends.  There have been so many nice ones that it's hard to pick a favorite.  Sometimes it depends on the pairing with food, such as a good steak or pasta dish.  I could narrow my choices to RdV in Delaplane VA, and to some of the Napa Valley Cabs, such as Barnett Vineyards or Duckhorn Vineyards.

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Reply by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

Thanks for responding EMARK.

I agree with you!

I am trying desperately to get our SNOOTH FAMILY MEMBERS TO become more active in the forum!

I will never point to any one wine....I love so many.....but perhaps in various types of categories there may be a BESTIE.....it all depends...and I suppose every wine lover will say similarly!

However, for the purpose of this thread, I am asking Snooth Members to say something about one favourite or numerous favourites or at least one amongst the personally highly favoured!!!!

Thanks very much REALLY BIG AL....you are really directing me to DUCKHORN!!!  I do appreciate!  Cheers all!

 

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Reply by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

Back to Muscadet!  if you are new to wine, then you may be interested in hearing what it taste like!  Right?  First of all, it is bone-dry, light-bodied and displays high acidity.  You will taste mineral and citrus.

Come to think of it, this is quite a fascinating wine!

Some have said that there are producers who make terrible Muscadet in bulk!

BE WARNED!

The secret, of course, is to find the better producers!

Good luck!

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Reply by amour, Feb 16, 2017.

LOIRE VALLEY, France....home to Muscadet.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 17, 2017.

Big Challenge Amour

Champagne [pref from Mesnil] Oysters

Riesling - Prawns

Chardonnay - White Fish [King George Whiting]

Pinot Noir - Duck

GSM - Asian Pork

Shiraz - Steak

Cabernet Sauvignon - Roast Lamb or Aged Cheddar

Chateau d'Yquem - Creme Brulee

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

Le MESNIL...yeahh.....Champagne....STEPHEN HARVEY!

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

BTW....STEPHEN HARVEY is referring to the wine-growing village on the COTE des BLANCS CHAMPAGNE ROUTE, called LE MESNIL-sur-OGER.

There, 100% of the CHARDONNAY vines produce superb Grand Cru Champagnes.

Shown above is, LE MESNIL.  That one is non-vintage.

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Reply by rckr1951, Feb 17, 2017.

I really don't one favorite bottling as my go to favorite.  I enjoy Port with dessert for chocolates, Tokaji with other desserts ( since they stopped making the the 3/4 Puts I'm drinking much less.).  I like hearty Reds (and blends) with meats,  Whites are a grab bag of what crosses my fancy.

 

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

YES, RCKR 1951!

I have often mentioned SANDEMAN FOUNDERS RESERVE.....

I had several others but that FOUDERS RESERVE is really reliable.

In the old days I always had LEA & SANDEMAN.

I enjoy top quality PORT.....genuine O'PORTO!

Have any of you tried WHITE PORT?

I was not over-excited with White Port, quite honestly!

For our LONDON ENGLAND based SNOOTHERS, kindly consider poping into my haunt- GORDON'S WINE BAR on VILLIERS Street and try their several PORT offerings!

CHEERS!

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

SALON...another famous one from Le Mesnil.......pricey!

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Reply by rckr1951, Feb 17, 2017.

I have tried white port, but like you am less than enthusiast about them unless they are really good.  Not something I would just buy.  For me Quinta Noval, Dow, Taylor-Fladgate are mainstays with the occasional vintage bottle thrown in.  I do like portos.

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

YES-RCKR 1951....I was about to add, that perhaps the White Port that I had from time to time at Gordon's Wine Bar, London, England, was not high quality, though they sold a glass at an exorbitant price...that I DO REMEMBER!!!!

HOW LOVELY....GORDON'S WINE BAR.....a piece of history going real strong.....in THE HEART OF LONDON TOWN....one of my haunts!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 19, 2017.

Amour

yes and we get some of that down here and it very good and very affordable - $50-60

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 19, 2017.

Salon - Yes crazily expensive but worth it for an extra special occasion

We have had the 96 3 times

30th Wedding Anniverary

Wifes 50th Birthday

Favourite Daughters 18th Birthday

well actually 4 times as it was part of a champagne tasting we did back in 2010

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Reply by amour, Feb 21, 2017.

Would you guys say that VINTAGE PORT is really worth the extra bucks?

I throw one in now and then, but as I said over and over again...I am certainly happy with the likes of FOUNDERS RESERVE Sandeman and sometimes a Croft and so on....(Croft is pricey....)

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