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Old 10-19-2004, 06:13 AM   #41
 
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The Delicato Chardonnay is pretty much our house wine and it's $8.99 for the 1.5 liter here. Good wine for the money.

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Old 06-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #42
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Wine Report - Yellow Tail 2003 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
2nd bottle - I like this better than the Cabernet Savignon. Light and smooth - it doesn't have that "young" taste of the CS
A good buy for the price
I'm just drinking a Yellow Tail 2009 Shiraz Cabernet (from Safeway), and I think it's very good.
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I have a 3L box of Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc in my fridge, and it is very good. It is from New Zealand and one of the best box wines I have discovered recently on the shelves in our PA state store system.
PA has begun selling alcohol in certain supermarkets but it is mostly beer and some sort of wine kiosk vending machine that I have yet to investigate. The beer is sold in a separate section of the store and must be paid for and proper ID shown(no matter what your age) at a special register.
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An old thread...but one with the most recent post about wine.

I've been enjoying Mirassou Pinot Noir for a couple of months now. Excellent (IMO) and the cost is around $10.
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Radius Merlot from Washington State is a good choice. It is not as dry as some, a hint of sweetness, and only $9. Perfect for a cool evening in front of the fire with cheese, crackers, and DW.
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I like Cruz Alta Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Their Malbec is very good also. Courtney Benham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley is another good wine.
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Sea Ridge Captain's Red. About $2.49 at Safeway. This stuff is definitely drinkable, and is even OK the next day.

The syrah is also OK, but stay away from the others.
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That brings up a wine question.

We have eight bottles of the stuff in our house. We never drink it. We never will.

One of them is a label with kanji and the English word "rice". It has sludge along the side of the bottle. It's probably ready to be poured down the sink.

Another one is a novelty bottle from one of those "wineries" where you make your own. The label is faded to the point where I can't even recognize the neighbor who gave it to us. (Maybe I should make a guess and regift it to them?) I think that's more sink cleaner.

A third was bottled by our stamped-concrete contractor in 2008. Call me cynical but I suspect he's a better concrete contractor than a vintner. More sink cleaner.

Thank goodness we have a stainless-steel sink.

The rest are:
One o' them there Mirassous from 2008.
A chardonnay going back to 1999, and another to 2002.
A cabernet from 2006.
A sparkling wine going back all the way to last month.

A friend is one of those people who spends more time in the restaurant with the wine list than the menu. I could offer him those five bottles to see if he can find someone willing to give them a good home.

Is there etiquette to giving away "old" wine? Is it simply not done, and should I just pop the corks on all eight of them to really flush out our sewer drain?
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That brings up a wine question.

...should I just pop the corks on all eight of them to really flush out our sewer drain?
Might be tough on older plumbing. You might consider filtering it through someone's digestive system first.
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Might be tough on older plumbing. You might consider filtering it through someone's digestive system first.
Some who doesn't have older plumbing.
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Some who doesn't have older plumbing.
Guess you don't qualify, and neither does your house?
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An old thread...but one with the most recent post about wine.

I've been enjoying Mirassou Pinot Noir for a couple of months now. Excellent (IMO) and the cost is around $10.
It is a tasty wine and great price performance for a Pinot Noir?

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A friend is one of those people who spends more time in the restaurant with the wine list than the menu. I could offer him those five bottles to see if he can find someone willing to give them a good home.

Is there etiquette to giving away "old" wine? Is it simply not done, and should I just pop the corks on all eight of them to really flush out our sewer drain?
Have they been stored upright, out of the sunlight, and in a cool environment? One negative answer means gifting will not end well and dumping is recommended.
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Have they been stored upright, out of the sunlight, and in a cool environment? One negative answer means gifting will not end well and dumping is recommended.
Ha! You ask those questions as if I was a wine drinker. Not for years, anyway.

On their side, in the kitchen, in a wicker basket on top of the fridge. In Hawaii. Some of them for as long as 11 years.

Actually the sparkling wine has been sitting upright on top of the fridge, and it's only been there a month. Nobody seems to want it after the New Year's fireworks ends.

So, I'm picking up the impression that they're somewhere between grape juice and vinegar...
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So, I'm picking up the impression that they're somewhere between grape juice and vinegar...
I suggest toss the homemade ones, and donate the others to someone who you know likes wine, with a disclaimer that they may be past their prime. Pick a wine drinker whom you know well enough not to take it personally.

Even better, pick a LBYM wine drinker, who will appreciate any freebies, even if just one is still drinkable.
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