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post #136 of 246
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Not pinot grigio though, usually too weak and can't hold a stick to the others.

PG suffers from overplanting and over-marketing. but try some of the friuliano ones and you'll be really surprised. it can be a great wine.
post #137 of 246
The worst QPR wine in the entire world is Santa Margherita PG. Costs $27, drinks like $7.
post #138 of 246
When I took over the wine list down here they had Santa Margherita PG as the house PG.
post #139 of 246
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PG suffers from overplanting and over-marketing. but try some of the friuliano ones and you'll be really surprised. it can be a great wine.
no, I agree about some of the friuliano ones and also the Alto Adige. My mother's 'house wine' is a $14 PG from Alto A. that is very nice.

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The worst QPR wine in the entire world is Santa Margherita PG. Costs $27, drinks like $7.
inorite? In your words, I think it's a source of envy and pride to Italian whites - pride because it's one of Italy's most successful brands and really helped to put the on the map in the American market, and envy because people are amazed that they can get away with charging that much.
post #140 of 246
it made the terlatos rich enough to buy time on Top Chef! that's somethign to be thankful for.
post #141 of 246
Terlato cab is pretty good.
post #142 of 246
some of their american wines are very good. they own many wineries now.
post #143 of 246
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i'm with my little round buddy on this one. but we may be talking at cross-purposes. Are California wines generally a good bargain? no. But are there good bargains in California? Sure. And are those bargains usually blends? I think so.

I agree with this. There are some good cheap blends from CA and what generally makes them good is that they aren't "California-ized" what with wood chip treatments, etc. I remember when BV Rutherford was $12 and was an awesome wine, along with Beringer Knights Valley, and Mondavi Napa. All were solid, well made wines that were great expressions of Napa cab without being oaked to death, or with 16% alcohol. Ahh, those were the good old days. These days when I'm looking for value, I look to Italy and France.
post #144 of 246
A local wine shop turned me onto a rose Cremant d'Alsace from Allimant Laugner made from 100 percent pinot noir that is really delicious. Only $20. It looks like K&L has it for mail-order, too.

--Andre
post #145 of 246
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A local wine shop turned me onto a rose Cremant d'Alsace from Allimant Laugner made from 100 percent pinot noir that is really delicious. Only $20. It looks like K&L has it for mail-order, too.

--Andre

nice, underappreciated category.
post #146 of 246
Picked up a Tavel Rose tonight. Will be looking for an opportunity to quaff my ass off.
post #147 of 246
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Picked up a Tavel Rose tonight. Will be looking for an opportunity to quaff my ass off.

I love how incredibly dry these are.
post #148 of 246
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LOL thanks. I actually read that article right after I posted, and went "Doh!" But, yeah, definitely underappreciated.

--Andre
post #149 of 246
I've been drinking mostly (only?) Portuguese wines from the Douro and Dao regions lately. Fantastic QPR, every time.
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I've been getting a lot of mileage out of cheap New Zealand Sauv Blancs, especially in warm weather (which I had tonight with my wine in Dallas). There is a strong family resemblance from bottle to bottle -they all seem to taste of green apple and fresh dill.

You should also try their Pinot Noir, Otargo region ones are drinking very well at present.

Myself had a bottle of Bay of Fires Tasmanian Pinot Noir, last night wonderful on the palate a gem to drink.

Gravel Pit Shiraz Viognier not too plumby or jammy as I have found some S/V of late, very easy drinking wine with a lot of depth, good back palate. Other wise Laughing Magpie a consistently good S/V.
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