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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
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    I'm not a winehead by anyone's standards, but I do enjoy the occasional bottle of plonk. Does anyone have any party favourites?

    Mine'd have to be Benjamin Nieto Malbec or MezzoMondo Negramaro.
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    Merlots from Chile.

    Chateauneuf du Pape.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
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    the hardys with the blue bird on the bottle....
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
     (1271.4)
    Twomey Merlot
    • CommentAuthorJEFFSJ
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
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    @Warren
    Chateauneuf du Pape.


    Fuck yes.
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
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    I just pick one with a good animal on the label.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
     (1271.7)
    Graham's Six Grapes.

    - Z
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    I'll always appreciate a good Chinon (I drank a very good "vieilles vignes" bottle recently) or a good Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil, but I'm biased as I was born (almost) there :).

    The wines from the Beaujolais region are usually good, as long as you avoid "beaujolais nouveau" like the plague (this thing should not event be called wine). If they're a few years old, they become very nice. Chiroubles, Morgon and Brouilly are usually very good wines, for example.

    And of course, almost all St Emilion Grand Crus are excellent (though usually expensive).
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    Ringbolt
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    I'm quite partial to a South African Zinfandel or a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon.
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    Chilean Merlots or cab sauv here also. Unless I'm going to stay with a particular friend, in which case I'll fill the boot of the car with Tesco Liebfraumilch. It's a sort of tradition.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
     (1271.12)
    Oooh, lots of things to try.

    I totally forgot about Tetra-pack wine. Which makes me feel a bit like I should be banned from drinking wine at all, but it's still pretty tasty.
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      CommentAuthorCDoring
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
     (1271.13)
    Luna Di Luna Merlot, from North-Eastern Italy, is my favorite drinking wine right now, the 2004. At $6.99 a bottle, it's good and cheap enough to buy several bottles. Good with beef too, any beef.

    I'm also partial to Dry Rieslings from New York or Oregon.Specifically Glenora Wine Cellars in NY has a tasty 2006 Dry Riesling.

    -CD
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      CommentAuthornoblelion
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008 edited
     (1271.14)
    The Casillera del Diablo's Carmenere, from the Chilean Concha y Toro winery is great. Cheap, too. Around US$9 a bottle or so.

    Another one I recently stumbled across is the Cantina Zaccagnini red dry wine. It's a bit pricier, US$14, but totally worth it.

    Then there's a Merlot called Lolonis, which runs around US$18. That one's fucking ridiculous in it's goodness.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
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    A customer dropped this by - and my wife liked it.

    It was a $10 dollar wine.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
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    That's a pretty bottle for ten bucks. I'd be tempted to get them just so I could bottle my own crap in it.
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    Casillera del Diablo's Cabernet Sauvignon is also pretty good. Their merlot is not too bad either. I used to be able to find them for $6-$7 in Indiana when I was still in the States. In general Chile has some pretty decent cheap cabernets and merlots.
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      CommentAuthornoblelion
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2008
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    I spent a few months in Chile last year. Even the shitty wine there was good. I had good box wine, that I'd probably buy if it was sold in the states. There's another Casillera del Diablo wine that I tried during the tour of their winery. The Don Melchior, which runs about US$200 or so, I think. It was about the best wine I've ever tasted in my life. Heavy, oaky flavors, with a hint of chocolate and leather. Killer stuff. The day I can afford to frivolously buy many bottles of that wine, is the day I am a happy man. And no longer a social worker.
    • CommentAuthorJim Moore
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
     (1271.19)
    I just broke open a bottle of Syrah that my wife's cousin sent to us (her and her husband own a winery out in Washington). Not bad at all. Definitely hints of chocolate and coffee in it.
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    I know absolutely nothing of wine, but I know I enjoy Coppola Sauvignon quite a bit. I am also a sucker for a Riesling.

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