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« on: February 24, 2015, 11:30:07 AM »
Chris started a thread on FSU wines, but a recent post about French wines made think there might be some interest in a more general thread on members' favorite wines.  Here go just a few of mine to start the thread off:

American reds:

My favorites are the Cabernet Sauvignons, such as Jordan, Louis M. Martini, and Chateau Souverain. I also like the Robert Mondavi Cabernet. One of the most pleasant evenings of my life (that did not involve a FSUW) was spent at dinner at the Robert Mondavi Winery. There is a lovely restaurant there that is right next to where the grapes are grown.

Beaulieu Vineyard produces good red wines at reasonable prices. My favorites are their Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

I also like Zinfandels, such as Ridge or Chateau Montelena. I should probably point out that I'm talking about a proper red zinfandel, not the sickly sweet white zinfandel that is popular here. For a long time it was a mystery where the zinfandel grape originated, but recent investigation has revealed that it came from Croatia and was brought to California in the early 19th century.

American whites:

Chardonnay, two of my favorites are Freemark Abbey and Chateau St. Jean

Hungarian:

The first Hungarian wine I ever tried is still my favorite: Grey Friar of Badacsony, which you might see as Badacsony Szurkebarat, from the Lake Balaton region. Thank you Dr. Racz for introducing it to us.

French:

As for reds, I like either a good Bordeaux or Burgundy, but the better ones have become more pricey in recent years. White Burgundies, which I used to love have also become fairly pricey (Meursault is a particular favorite), so I generally have a Muscadet from the Loire Valley.  Sèvre et Maine is the Muscadet most easily found at wine shops here.

Portuguese:

In the Summer my favorite drink for dining al fresco is a humble and inexpensive bottle of Vinho Verde

After dinner a glass of Port is excellent. Winston Churchill once said, "Port is the brother of cheese".

Spanish:

A good Rioja. 
Any good Sherry. I usually drink an Amontillado.

Champagne and other sparkling wine:

My favorite is Veuve Clicquot, but I will happily drink a Spanish cava.

South America:

I'm partial to Argentine and Chilean reds, such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon. I've never tried an Argentine white that I particularly liked.

Australia:

Australia produces many excellent wines but I haven't had any in years. The only Australian wine that I can remember is a good Port, Clocktower, from the Yalumba Valley. It's a great value.

I'm quite sure that I've forgotten many, but this will, I hope, kick the thread off.

What are your favorite wines?


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Re: Wine
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 11:48:10 AM »
I should have only kosher, but while those are ok with my rabbi, my taste buds have another opinion  :snivel:

I just posted elsewhere on the forum, i love our "black wine" http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-montenegro

Hungarian Tokayi has emotional value for me, love it too, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokaji

also Tuscan and Californian white wines and Chilean and Argentine red ones.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 12:28:24 PM »
Chris started a thread on FSU wines, but a recent post about French wines made think there might be some interest in a more general thread on members' favorite wines.  Here go just a few of mine to start the thread off:


What are your favorite wines?

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Re: Wine
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 12:34:34 PM »
Chris started a thread on FSU wines, but a recent post about French wines made think there might be some interest in a more general thread on members' favorite wines.  Here go just a few of mine to start the thread off:


What are your favorite wines?

Most of mine are here

Great thread, Chris!  :thumbsup: I love Georgian wines, but it's seldom that i get the possibility to enjoy them (which is, hardly ever, outside of Russia and outside of whatever i fetch from the Duty Free,  as these are the very wines i get for my family :))
 
edited i remembered i got Georgian wines at other airports too, where i was in transit, outside Russia... now if only i could remember where was that  :king:
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Re: Wine
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 01:06:06 PM »
Currently on a very nice bottle of Pure Malbec :thumbsup:

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Re: Wine
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 01:07:43 PM »
My favorite wines are little, as I do not care for wine at all.

Most taste like ugghhhh
Some of them are "drinkable" in social settings.

1 Wine however, I drink with pleasure.

Crimean wine "Inkermann" white fruity wine. Its really delicious.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 01:35:56 PM »
My favorite wines are little, as I do not care for wine at all.

Most taste like ugghhhh
Some of them are "drinkable" in social settings.

1 Wine however, I drink with pleasure.

Observing Passover Seder (traditional/ritual dinner) and gulping on 4 would be tad problematic with you then  ;D

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/658549/jewish/Why-four-cups-of-wine.htm

Crimean wine "Inkermann" white fruity wine. Its really delicious.

Noted down, will degustate asap  :)
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Re: Wine
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 01:42:10 PM »
I really do not like wine but will drink it occasionally.  The one wine we do buy is SIMI cabernet sauvignon.

SIMI valley is in California.  The wine has no artificial sulfids added to it.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 01:50:53 PM »
My favorite wines are little, as I do not care for wine at all.

Most taste like ugghhhh
Some of them are "drinkable" in social settings.

1 Wine however, I drink with pleasure.

Observing Passover Seder (traditional/ritual dinner) and gulping on 4 would be tad problematic with you then  ;D

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/658549/jewish/Why-four-cups-of-wine.htm

Crimean wine "Inkermann" white fruity wine. Its really delicious.

Noted down, will degustate asap  :)

Asked my wife, its name is 'Muskat Osipenko' Inkerman wine.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 01:55:44 PM »
Asked my wife, its name is 'Muskat Osipenko' Inkerman wine.

Thanks, Mark! Best regards to Mrs Markje  :)
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Re: Wine
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 02:11:14 PM »
Asked my wife, its name is 'Muskat Osipenko' Inkerman wine.

Thanks, Mark! Best regards to Mrs Markje  :)

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 02:12:15 PM »
Wine? Red. Dry. French. Bordeaux, ideally  :innocent:
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Re: Wine
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2015, 03:12:43 PM »
I thought we had a similar thread on here somewhere?

Champansky I am with Larry on the Veuve Cliquot (either yellow label or Grand Dame).

Reds I like something not so full bodied. More along the lines of a pinot noir, shiraz, merlot, or red zinfandel. Regions of choice for reds are Argentina, Chile (Casillero del Diablo) and California. The North Coast region of Cali has been good to us, especially wines from Russian River Valley and Napa.

Whites we prefer something light and crisp like a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio (Santa Margherita). We really enjoy whites from Washington State. They are putting out some top notch wines lately. Chateau Ste Michelle is a good example.

Reds from France and Italy have been really hit or miss for me. Maybe a cheap bottle of Beaujolais Villages or Beaujolais Nouveau or a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape if I can splurge.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 04:24:19 PM »
Currently on a very nice bottle of Pure Malbec :thumbsup:
What is a pure Malbec?  I thought the very nature of Malbec was that it was a blend.  I ask as a point of interest really because I am a true fan of Malbecs, especially those from Argentina and Chile.

I also love a pure Chianti.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 04:26:16 PM »
I really do not like wine but will drink it occasionally.  The one wine we do buy is SIMI cabernet sauvignon.

SIMI valley is in California.  The wine has no artificial sulfids added to it.
How did they get around the Federal regulation?  I thought the US mandated the addition of sulfides to all locally made wines?  This is why I don't drink them TBH.
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