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  1. karlm United Kingdom

    karlm Well-Known Member

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    Anyone enjoy a nice Glass of Red?

    What is your fav and what have you been drinking lately?

    I have really started enjoying a glass or two with meals but im a wine noobie lol.
     
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    It must be getting nearer to the summer as I normally prefer reds, but have found myself drinking more whites recently. Had a nice bottle of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling last weekend - very nice!
     
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    Yup i know what u mean, when i was in spain recently they were serving chilled red that took a bit of getting used too lol.
     
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    In terms of red wine Pinot Noir from Chile has been a favourite recently :)
     
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    I has a Glass of Casillero del Diablo Carmenere last nite that was pretty nice also from Chile
     
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    A nice drop. Chilean Malbec is also good. Which other red wines would you recommend ;)

    Ty
     
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    LOL @ Ty - I like most of them :)
     
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    can't stand the bloody stuff, or white

    once in a blue moon maybe have a glass of rose :cool:

    i would howver love the domain redwine.co.uk :D
    i'd be rather partial to a drop of that!
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    I like white wine, a nice common form of Pinot Grigio does me!
     
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    I tend to drink whatever is half price or 3 for a tenner :)

    If it's an option in that price range, I like Merlot.

    - Rob
     
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    I love red wine, but I'm not an expert and usually forget what I've had and what I like. I just let the missus choose, she likes to think herself an expert.
     
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    Agreed, if it's white, half price and less than £4.50 I'm buying it.

    Grant
     
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    Most shops bring out a wine at £10 the bottle, then instantly make it "half price" for the rest of its shelf life. :D
     
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    Agreed - IMO it costs 5 quid for a crap bottle of wine, yet you can get a fairly decent bottle of red for 11 or 12 quid. Better to drink quality less frequently if money is the concern. Then you're spending just the same.

    A nice cab sav or a Barolo and you can't go wrong, the latter being my personal favourite.

    If it's sunny out I prefer to drink white wine. A chilled Sancerre goes down very well on it's own, but even better with seafood. It's a very dry wine though. I cant get away with any medium or sweet white wines.

    I'm no expert on wines, but I reckon there's a lot of bollocks talked about wine. Try a few recommendations and when you find a few you like then you're as qualified as you need to be.
     
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    Yeah, sancerre and pouille fume / pouilly fuse are really great white wines. About £12 a bottle I guess on average.

    ... and what about champagne? I reckon the best value-for-money champagne is try Perrier Jouet, about £25 a bottle. It's lovely stuff. And if you want a fantastic bottle for Christmas, try Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque (about £100)... better than Bollinger!
     
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    Any £10 or more bottle of Rioja or Chianti from Laithwaites will see you right. No point spending more than that unless you plan on only having a glass at a time... and who does that :|

    White-wise - Chile or NZ Sauvignon works every time - but in honesty red is the way forward for non-girls..... ;)

    TW
     
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    I like faustino IV and like Barolo or chateau Neuf but usually a white wine drinker. White i'm not too fussy as long as it's dry but red I seem to only like the expensive ones.
    Once you step up a price bracket you'll probably not turn back.
    I did it with brandy, I was happy with my cheapo napoleon formaldahyde mix until someone bought me a bottle of XO.
     
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    You would be surprised but Tesco Finest Premier Cru is a very good champagne for ~£15
     
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