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  • What is your favorite wine?

    46 posts, 32 voices, 1516 views, started Aug 17, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 by L. Denise Jackson

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    • Garnett
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      I love them all!  But Meritage and Malbec are wonderful along with a luscious Chardonnay.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Aug 17, 2008
        • I like Merlot and Cabernet, with my meats, and Pino Grigio with my fish.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 18, 2008
        • Pinot Noir is my favorite red. Some of the Cabs are too heavy for me right now and seem to bring on night sweating. I, however, occasionally like to indulge in a nice chateauneuf du pape. I tasted this variety for the first time at a girls night out supper and our host made a wonderful Italian dish with pasta and whole lobsters cooked in a huge vat of pasta sauce! Music to this little Sicilian girl’s ears! She used some of this wine in the sauce and served us glasses of it with dinner. Delish!



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          Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. wrote Aug 18, 2008
        • Silver Oak cabernet sauvignon.

          Enough to make me return to drinking.  Good thing its out of my price range.



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          Dana Hall wrote Aug 19, 2008
        • I don’t actually have A favorite. I drink both reds and whites. Probably Merlot for reds and Gewurztraminer for whites. It is wonderful living so close to several California wine appellations. We have friends that pour at a fabulous Lodi Winery and are members at a great local winery.

          But, to be honest, Charles Shaw (2 buck Chuck) will do in a pinch ;) Last night, I tried their new White Zinfandel. Not bad for a summer “picnic” wine. We also like their Cab.



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          Ivia Denice Lopez wrote Aug 19, 2008
        • I love reds especially the Barolos but in the summer they make me sweat, here in Miami the best thing for a very hot night is a very cold glass of white wine. I enjoy Pinot Grigio or anythng that is very dry and always champagne.



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          Kristine11 wrote Aug 23, 2008
        • I love the reds.   Cabernet is my favorite.  I haven’t found a red that I don’t like.  Of late, I’ve been trying some of the lesser mentioned reds, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Old vine Zinfandel.



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Aug 23, 2008
        • Thank you everyone.  

          I am attending the Virginia Wine Showccase this weekend and I tried a wonderful Chambourcin...
          chilled and unchilled....
          D E L I C I O U S!!!

          The Sipping Sommelier



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          Pisces_piglet wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • I love Rieslings! So sweet and light.....



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          Njoya wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • Elderberry wine..,. it’s so good! Sweet and not to bossy like some of the dry wines!  



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          Pam Phillips wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • I love Rieslings, too.  My favorite is Messina Hoff Angel Riesling.  We always take bottles with us on vacation and sip on the patio overlooking the beach.



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          Ivia Denice Lopez wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • I am a fan of Rieslings but from Alsace I like Trimbacha. Unlike the rest of the Rieslings the Alsace wine is less sweet and a bit more dry. I like it with sushi and spicy foods.



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          Leeann wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • I love merlot. I like frogs leap 2003. Very good.



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          Nevie wrote Aug 25, 2008
        • Sidouri 2005

          :o)



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          Encee wrote Aug 26, 2008
        • What we order most.....

          Frog’s Leap Cabernet

          Jordan Cabernet

          Chateau St. Jean Cabernet

          Caymus  Cabernet



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          Pisces_piglet wrote Aug 28, 2008
        • Thanks for a new one to try!!!!!



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          Pisces_piglet wrote Aug 28, 2008
        • another good comment.....now I can go get 2 new bottles to sip!!!



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          Talkytina wrote Aug 28, 2008
        • I had the great pleasure to try Malbec about two years ago at a French Bistro in Manhattan, NY on a weekend out with friends.  It was absolutely delicious and I’ve been hooked since but when I am just socializing with friends I enjoy a White Merlot and on occasion stlll a Sauvignon Blanc and a glass of Chianti.

          I am looking for the next wine tasting event in NY so that I can attend with friends and make it a picnic.



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          Beth Garrish wrote Aug 29, 2008
        • Oooooh! Depends on the day, the moment, the company, the food.  A crisp dry Rose on a picnic, a local Okanagan Reisling with a slice of ripe pear and creamy blue cheese, a zippy New Zealand Sauv Blanc on a hot summer afternoon, bubbly in the hot tub, grilled salmon and an Oregon Pinot Noir........So much wine, so little time!



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          Helen Hyatt wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • Hi Denise,
          I had a booth at The Virginia Wine Showcase. Small world. Unfortunately i didn’t get to taste to much as I was manning the booth.
          Oh well......there is always next time!
          Cheers,
          Helen



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          Helen Hyatt wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • My favorites right now are definately a good spicy, hardy, Aussie shiraz and a spicy old vine California Zin.
          I am originally from Australia so I am a little biased towards Shiraz.
          As for whites I can’t go past a New Zealand Sav. Blanc.
          Cheers,
          Helen
          www.myttv.com/helen5549



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 15, 2008
        • If anyone looks at Wine Spectator, the September 30 edition has an article about Chateau Monetlelena. This winery in Napa Valley and its owner, Jim Barrett was the subject of the new movie “Bottle Shock.” It’s a great story and worth seeing.

          The winery has been sold to a winery in France. It’s sad to see the ending of an era since Chateau Montelena really put Napa Valley on the map but we‘re happy for Jim who is an acquaintance of ours.

          If anyone has any chateau Montelena, it may be worth keeping for awhile since it’s changing hands. We have a few bottles of the 2002 and 2004 Cabernet, a bottle of 1986 cabernet and a magnum of their chardonnay signed by Jim (don’t think we’ll be opening that one)



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          Iris Feinberg wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • anything red and a bit spicy! We‘re going to Spain this fall for a few days (art, architecture, and wine) - will be touring a few vineyards in rioja.  anyone have any favorites?



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          Cajamiki wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • I was always a white wine girl.  Pinot Grigio’s, Sav.Blanc’s and Vignoles - or any blends like that.  But I have become a big fan of Pinot Nior and Merlot.  Nice for sipping in the evenings.



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          Cajamiki wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • Poully-Fuisse!  YUM!



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          Inakika wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • A few years ago I tried La Cremas’ Pinot Noir and I was instantly hooked. I also love a good champagne. I’ll drink Pinot Grigio every now and then, but I’m really a red wine fan.



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          Peejay64 wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • If you like a deeper,  spicy-berry flavored red, try an ‘05 7 Deadly Zins from Lodi.  If you like a lighter, fruity but not sweet red, try an ‘05 Pinot Noir from Sokol-Blosser winery in Oregon...or check out the Pinot Noirs offered by Willa-Kenzie Estate also in Oregon.  The Willamette Valley produces some great Pinots!



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • I didn’t get to see that article, Chocolatier.  I will have to look for it.

          Ivenberg, Rioja is one of my favorite places to taste from.  They have some wonderful wines...I can’t pick one.

          LaCrema is definitely a winner.

          7 Deadly Zins are great and the Heavenly are equally as delicious.



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          Dj310 wrote Sep 17, 2008
        • I really enjoy a good malbec,pinot noir and most sauvignon blancs.Just got back from the finger lakes where they have many good wineries. My favorites are Dr. Frank Constantine,Heron Hill and Hunt Country.This time tasted at Hunt Country where we enjoy their alchemy ,vignoles and wonderful ice wine.It is a fun trip especilly at this time of the year. There are a few B&Bs to stay at in the area.Bully Hills wines are not as good but its a fun tasting place and great place to have lunch.



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          Ritzimiranda wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • One favorite? lol I agree with Coachbeth... it depends on my mood, company, and food.

          This summer I was drinking a lot of chardonnay... JLohr, Ramey, Simi... Yumm Chateau-St. Jean...  

          Recently, I’ve been dabbling in Roses... and Zinfandels... ooh and BOLD cabs...  

          So one fave... hmmm lol...



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          Gina Venturini wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • I’m definitely a red wine drinker and like to stick with I  Pinot Noir because most don’t have any tannin in them. Sometimes I’ll be dangerous and try a zinfandel.  

          JLohr, Jekel, Cambria,Estancia and Gina are some of my favorites. I like to got to Bev Mo to discover new wines.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • I used to have a relative working for Sterling, and I have always been partial to their Chardonnay. I always look forward to November, because it’s Beaujolais Nouveau time!! Georges deBoeuf is the one I usually buy.



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • Since my daughter-in-law is from Buenos Aires lately I’ve been trying the Malbecs of Argentina. I really like one in particular that she gave me called Luigi Bosca’s Gala 1 and 2.
          Other than that I like Pinot Grigio.
          I also like the Pinot Grigio Chardonnay blends...I think the name is Oiu Duva?? I don’t know the correct spelling.



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • Who can resist Georges deBoeuf?  Malbecs...I never had a bad one.



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • Dui Uva??...lol...I’m still not sure but I like it!



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          Janna Whitley wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • I love a good California red. One of my fave’s is Merryvale. Full bodied and smooth.



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • Most Moscato D‘Astis are delicious!  Vidal Ice is great!

          Merryvale is a delight.

          Sip on ladies!

          The Sipping Sommelier



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          Janna Whitley wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • ldenise,

          Are you a sommelier? I would love to know more about wine.

          J



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