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Old 10-27-2018, 12:05 PM   #41
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Cabernet, Pinot, or Malbec?

Café au lait? Or diet Coke.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:48 PM   #42
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Cabernet, Pinot, or Malbec?

Malbec, then Cabernet, then way down the list, Pinot. I usually only drink Pinot if it's the only wine offered, say at a friend's house or at some social event.

My favorites are Tempranillo, Zinfandel (and blends, like Zin/Cab), and Grenache/Syrah blends. I've tried Pinot many times and have yet to taste one I truly enjoyed as much as a high-quality Tempranillo or other big, oaky, dark-fruit reds. My single favorite wine right now is a Tempranillo/Merlot blend from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:57 PM   #43
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Argentinian Malbec is my fav
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:26 PM   #45
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I generally like to say:
Red: Pinot Noir
White: Pinot Grigio

Keeps life simple, and that way people know what I like if they are wondering on a bottle to bring to dinner as a guest.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:34 PM   #47
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Our local wine store brings in Chilean and Argentine mid priced wines by the container. Usually cabs, Merlots,and malbecs. Then they blow it out at sale prices. We were in Chile and in Argentina last year. We checked the pricing of a few labels that we were familiar with. All labels were less expensive at home than in their countries of origin. The duty free airport prices were even worse in Santiago.

If we know the product we buy a case. If not, we buy a bottle. If we like it we go back for a case or a case and a half.
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what do you have against Nebbiolo?!?!?
Barbera!

Funny story: Over the past 30 years we had developed a pretty good wine palate courtesy of corporate. (oh, for the days of a couple of $400 bottles!)

SIL brought over a bottle of Barbera last year (we hadn't heard of it before). We loved it and decided that, she's such a cheapskate someone gave her the bottle; there's no way she'd spring for such a good wine.

Found out it goes for about $20.

A nice alternative is Tormaresca Neprica for $15.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #49
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Speaking of Spanish wines, I have enjoyed some nice verdejos lately.
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You Spanish, Italian wine connoisseur!
Some of these varietals we enjoy are actually wines from the Columbia River Valley, but yes we also really like the Spanish Tempranillo dominant blends such as Rioja Riserva and Ribera del Duero and the Italian Sangiovese dominant blends like Chianti Riserva.
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Used to like Cab....but now off alcohol completely for over ten years.

My latest thing is A&W Diet Root Beer.
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Used to like Cab....but now off alcohol completely for over ten years.

My latest thing is A&W Diet Root Beer.
That's great! We also like diet Barq's, although I don't recall if it is local or widely available.
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That's great! We also like diet Barq's, although I don't recall if it is local or widely available.
We have it just west of you in H Town. That's my second choice when I can't find A & W diet.
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what do you have against Nebbiolo?!?!?


Nebbiolo is also great, but for me a bit pricy as an everyday table wine. It makes a great bottle to open with a dinner for friends or as a gift.
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I love a good Argentinian Malbec. I would have to say it's probably my favorite red with Zinfandel behind it. I'll drink Pinot Noir, but I don't seek it out. I enjoy a good Cab but I've found that unless it's a really good Cab, which is usually out of my price range, I don't enjoy it quite as much.
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4L Carlo Rossi Burgundy from Walmart.
The bad part... the price has gone up from $11.98 to 12.98.
The good part. The quality hasn't changed.

A considered opinion from an acknowledged wine commonsewer. me

https://tucker.liberty.me/the-brilli...f-carlo-rossi/

BTW... What in the heck is Malbec?
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Pinot for social drinking.
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Zin, preferably a Carlisle, but only for special occasion.
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