Delicious Wines

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  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    What's a good wine to start at for a noob? I like the gruner stuff I had. But i know very little about wine. a true noob here. Not poasting in the wine thread.
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    riesling. if you don't like riesling, you don't like life.
     


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    What's a good wine to start at for a noob? I like the gruner stuff I had. But i know very little about wine. a true noob here. Not poasting in the wine thread.

    Perhaps better as it's own thread or in the pinned wine threak?
     


  4. mordecai

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    riesling. if you don't like riesling, you don't like life.

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  5. indesertum

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    ^try a trimbach riesling or if you want american dr konstantin frank or hermann j wiemer rieslings are very good. all are at a good price

    1) Mollydooker 'The Violinist' Verdehlo. Awesome white. Makes me smile.
    2) B&G Vouvray - food friendly and not deadly dry
    3) Fetzer Gewurtztraminer. I swear. It was one of the first wines I ever bought. Love it with Asian, anything sausage-y and sweet. Thanksgiving, too.
    4) Ch. Mont-Redon CdP. Love it so much.



    The "Friendly" Gruner makes me happy, always, too.

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    quite ubiquitous and one of my favorite go tos. delicious
     


  6. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had this Montepulciano quite a few times and always find it delicious. Medium bodied red. Just enough fruit, not too spicy or complex. It's about 8 bucks at my neighborhood market. Thumbs up.

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  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ^^ That stuff is good, maybe the best cheap wine out there.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is good stuff, I especially like it in the summer.
     


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    I love the floral qualities of Cabernet Franc. It's such an underrated grape by itself. The Chinons of France are good, but they don't hit my "pleasure center" like the California varietal does.
     


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    I love the floral qualities of Cabernet Franc. It's such an underrated grape by itself. The Chinons of France are good, but they don't hit my "pleasure center" like the California varietal does.

    I like Chinon And in particular those of Baudry and Joguet - really good stuff.
     


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    pscolari Senior member

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    I've had this Montepulciano quite a few times and always find it delicious. Medium bodied red. Just enough fruit, not too spicy or complex. It's about 8 bucks at my neighborhood market. Thumbs up.

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    ^^ That stuff is good, maybe the best cheap wine out there.

    It is usually 2 for 14 here in Boston. Keeps her away from my good stuff when I am not home.
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    THere's some good stuff coming from the really rustic-- or, at least, undiscovered by wine drinkers-- parts of Italy. Sicily and the boot region are particularly good these days for friendly, large, cheap reds.
     


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    pscolari Senior member

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    THere's some good stuff coming from the really rustic-- or, at least, undiscovered by wine drinkers-- parts of Italy. Sicily and the boot region are particularly good these days for friendly, large, cheap reds.
    I like to try different aglianicos whenever I can. The problem is that they are hard to find and the one I like - Elena Fucci's Titolo is ~40. Would be open to some suggestions if anyone else likes this stuff. Should mention the most popular one I see is the Feudi di San Gregorio.
     


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    I had a bottle of Trimbach 2008 Riesling reserve. I could have had three. What a great wine.

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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Trimbach is pure win.
     


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