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Old 06-04-2006, 04:31 PM   #41
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Well, after seeing about 150 web ads for giordano wines, I finally went to their website and ordered one of their package deals.* $100 plus shipping and sales tax ($120 all in) gets me a case of a dozen Italian wines, a half dozen pasta dishes, and a half dozen italian food products (extra virgin olive oil, pesto, sundried tomatoes, etc.).* If the wine is decent, it will be a pretty good deal.* When I poked around on line, I found that they are owners of vineyards throughout Italy (puglia, piedmont, sicily, etc.) and are one of the largest direct-to-consumer sellers of wine in Italy (appear to be active in the UK too).
Must be pretty good Brewer - it's already sold out!

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Re: Good Cheap wine is getting better and cheaper...........
Old 06-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #42
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Picked up a bottle of an Italian wine Chiao! rose for $3.99 on Thursday. Have not tapped it yet so it could be a waste of $ if it sucks, however I will consume it no matter how bad/good it is.

My standards can be lowered quickly when I have as much as $3.99 invested in a product.
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Bad wine just needs a recipe that needs a lot of wine in it!

If you're one of those that caters to the idea that one should only cook with really good wine, do me a favor...put some of your really good wine in a pan, heat it up to a simmer, let it cool and then drink some. Yep, tastes kinda winey, but definitely not very good as a drinking wine. Now put some $1 a bottle rotgut in the pan and reproduce the experiment. Still tastes kinda winey, but no better or worse than the "good" wine?

I *always* buy wine with the idea that it'll make a very fine ingredient if I dont want to drink it.
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:37 PM   #44
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How do you guys like the huge amount of sulfites dumped in these foreign wines?

They all give me an headache.

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All wine has sulfites. It doesn't matter which side of the pond it comes from. It both kills wild yeasts, preserves the wine and prevents new fermentation in the bottle. Eventually, the sulfites dissipate, but if you can taste them, it's not a good thing. Unfortunately, some people do have reactions to them.

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