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« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

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« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

Itís just what you are used too I suppose, the production process is different and so is the bottling and storage.. on a personal level for taste after taste and more importantly in the morning, Iíve no hangover..

But Iíd be very happy to let you give me some decent wine dead from your end, I agree with you on the Pinotís there are some lovely Californian ones
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« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2018, 05:56:06 PM »
Well you just called me a functioning alcoholic on the other thread so the offer is rescinded :D

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« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2018, 06:13:40 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

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« Reply #109 on: October 19, 2018, 07:30:29 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.
I donít know if American Pinot can match the best Burgundy. And I never had anything as good as a Montrachet.
But other than that there is a lot of very good non European wine.
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« Reply #110 on: October 19, 2018, 08:40:31 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.
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« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2018, 08:44:03 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

Amarone della Valpolicella is always around 15% as well. Pricey stuff, but very nice.

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« Reply #112 on: October 19, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »
Well you just called me a functioning alcoholic on the other thread so the offer is rescinded :D

That wasnít directed at you per say.. but if I struck chord then im sorry  ;

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« Reply #113 on: October 19, 2018, 08:58:12 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

Amarone della Valpolicella is always around 15% as well. Pricey stuff, but very nice.

15% is rocket fuel for wine! Lot of German wines can be strong, remember a party at mine and friend had a bottle of it was was completely out of it!
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« Reply #114 on: October 19, 2018, 09:52:04 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

Never buy less than 13. 12.5 at a push. Anything lower is balls.
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« Reply #115 on: October 19, 2018, 10:49:41 PM »
Any recommendations for a newbie for red wines that arenít expensive?

Have drank a few merlot and some are grand. Any merlots to look out for or indeed any other type of red?

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« Reply #116 on: October 20, 2018, 12:48:55 AM »
Seriously, Beaujolais - less than £10 most of the time.

Not suitable for the 15% crowd, but you will def like it even if you donít love it.

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« Reply #117 on: October 20, 2018, 04:44:32 AM »
If you live in the US and have a Costco or Safeway close by. Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel is very good value at $8 a bottle. I think I saw it in Armagh City but it was close to £20. Anyway relative to the other stuff I bought in McAnerneyís it stands up well at £20.

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« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2018, 06:38:49 AM »
Any recommendations for a newbie for red wines that arenít expensive?

Have drank a few merlot and some are grand. Any merlots to look out for or indeed any other type of red?
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Re: The WINE thread
« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2018, 10:30:25 AM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

Never buy less than 13. 12.5 at a push. Anything lower is balls.

Seconded...with the exception of Champagne, of course. Always a standard 12%.