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Ron
08-06-2003, 01:11 AM
I've heard Will mention the occassional wine drinking. What are some good, yet inexpensive, wines?

The only one I've found I like is Arbor Mist. However, there seems to be a ton of sugar in it.

Any recommendations? Any "diet" friendly wine that doesn't taste like cardboard (read: extremely DRY).

Thanks,

John Sullivan
08-07-2003, 02:48 PM
Wine is for hippies, drink beer! :D

WillBrink
08-07-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Ronrat7
I've heard Will mention the occassional wine drinking. What are some good, yet inexpensive, wines?

The only one I've found I like is Arbor Mist. However, there seems to be a ton of sugar in it.

Any recommendations? Any "diet" friendly wine that doesn't taste like cardboard (read: extremely DRY).

Thanks,

Hmm, sort of a hard questions being there are 1000s of wines and different tastes and costs. You have to narrow things down farther, such as what you want to spend, taste, etc. I prefer reds, and for regular drinking, reds in the $10.00 - $15.00 range. To me, Hess Select for a cab, Glass Mountian for a Merlot, and any Australian sheraz in the price range tends to be good. Those are all full bodied, full flavor, easy to drink wines for a good price. I dont drink whites, so I cant give you advice there. Real men drink red anyway!

John Sullivan
08-07-2003, 08:06 PM
Will,
Ever go to Merchants Wine & Spirits in downtown Boston? I used to work there, good wine selection.

WillBrink
08-07-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Jmsully26
Will,
Ever go to Merchants Wine & Spirits in downtown Boston? I used to work there, good wine selection.

I have not, but I have heard of them. Marty's in Newton probably has the largest selection of wine and beer around.

JustinAL
08-07-2003, 09:04 PM
For whites, relatively inexpensive wines that are decent, IMO, are:

Fetzer Sundial Chardonnay
Meridian S. Blanc

Ron
08-08-2003, 02:33 PM
Thanks to everyone for their input. As Will mentioned there are literally thousands of wines out there, so I can't afford to try them all and see what I like. Was hoping to find what was popular amongst others (the tried and true, so to speak). I know tastes differ, but at least I now have a few to put at the beginning of the list.

Jmsully26...I love beer! That's why I'm switching to wine. I like to wind down every now and again, but with wine I'll only have a small glass or two tops. Beer can all too easily pile up into a boatload of empty cans.

Thanks again,

John Sullivan
08-08-2003, 04:04 PM
WTF? Beer in cans? Unless it's a Guinness or maybe a Wittekerke Wit, it's bottles all the way! :)

WillBrink
08-08-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Ronrat7
Thanks to everyone for their input. As Will mentioned there are literally thousands of wines out there, so I can't afford to try them all and see what I like. Was hoping to find what was popular amongst others (the tried and true, so to speak). I know tastes differ, but at least I now have a few to put at the beginning of the list.

Jmsully26...I love beer! That's why I'm switching to wine. I like to wind down every now and again, but with wine I'll only have a small glass or two tops. Beer can all too easily pile up into a boatload of empty cans.

Thanks again,

Well I and others did give you names of wines to get started on, so start there and report back what you thought of them, which will help us narrow it down. Good luck in your wine hunt.

peppersmom
09-08-2003, 04:21 AM
White: Chateau St. Michelle's Johannesburg Reisling
Columbia Crest's Johannesburg Reisling
either of the above's Gewurztraminer - don't be put off by the absurdly long name - it's my favorite white, and it's flavorful enough to drink with almost anything. Not too dry, either.
Robert Mondavi - Fume Blanc - in a frosted bottle - delicious!

Red: Georges duBoeuf - Beaujolais Villages
Mondavi's pinot noir and merlot are good, too.
I can't recommend many reds because we like them dry.

Champagne - if you can't pop for Dom, try Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial, or Perrier Jouet Grand Brut
Enjoy!