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Old 12-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #841
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I remember the Riunite Lambrusco times. It wasn't expensive, actually fairly cheap as I recall. Back when it was so popular I was trying to impress the girls, so I drank something different, and obviously different is better. Giacobazzi Lambrusco, pretty much identical but with a different name. I just googled it, and the only place I found it within 150 miles of where I live should give an indication of just how good it was - WINE O LANDŽ - Your Destination For Fine Wines, Buy Wine Online, Discount Wine Super Warehouse - still only $9.99/bottle.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #842
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I just looked and that Giacobazzi Lambrusco is $9.99 for a 1.5L bottle. Then, I checked at Bevmo and they list Riunite Lambrusco at $6.99 for the small bottle, and $11.99 for the big 1.5L. Both are sold out at the local Bevmo!

Here's something interesting. Bevmo's customers rate the small bottle Riunite at 3 stars, but give the big bottle 4.5 stars. So, either frugal and big drinkers are easier to please, or they are more price conscious and willing to exchange quality for quantity.

I am still going to get a bottle of Lambrusco to recall the taste I have forgotten in 30 years, but that Sweet White was awfully sweet. And by the way, I just discovered that Bevmo often has wine sales where one gets a 2nd bottle of certain wines for 5c. Now, does that make a $20 bottle suddenly taste like a $10 bottle?
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #843
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The old red Riunite Lambrusco is plentiful around these parts.
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Here's something interesting. Bevmo's customers rate the small bottle Riunite at 3 stars, but give the big bottle 4.5 stars. So, either frugal and big drinkers are easier to please, or they are more price conscious and willing to exchange quality for quantity.
Or maybe after one has finished a large bottle it is remembered as tasting better?
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Or maybe after one has finished a large bottle it is remembered as tasting better?
Not the next morning, though.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:12 PM   #846
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We give our house cleaner equal what we pay her company one session in cash right before Christmas. I hope all her customers do that, since that would amount to at least 13 months's income for the work of 12. Nice present for the future of those we tip.


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