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ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-04 05:07 PM
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9. The best way to get into wines
is to just buy some, drink them, and decide if you like them!

You like Zins already, you can spend a long time just exploring that grape. So if you want one recommendation to start, go out and buy a bottle of Ravenswood zinfandel (their vintners blend should be under $15) and give it a try.
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  -What are good wines? WillyBrandt  Jan-10-04 04:52 PM   #0 
  - Why do you want to know?  Marian   Jan-10-04 04:56 PM   #1 
  - Good Wines come from France  DuctapeFatwa   Jan-10-04 04:57 PM   #2 
  - Don't you mean Texas?  alwynsw   Jan-10-04 05:44 PM   #32 
  - Thanks for the petulant snobbery  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:47 PM   #34 
  - The best I've had that was not from France was from Bulgaria  DuctapeFatwa   Jan-10-04 06:53 PM   #49 
  - Plenty good Zin from CA  DBoon   Jan-10-04 06:13 PM   #43 
  - Good wines come from France, GREAT wines from California  Capn Sunshine   Jan-10-04 06:28 PM   #47 
     - It is something in the soil, or in the air, or in the ether in France  DuctapeFatwa   Jan-10-04 06:56 PM   #50 
  - What do you need the wine for?  Lady Freedom   Jan-10-04 04:57 PM   #3 
  - No reason, I just want to get into wine...  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:17 PM   #15 
  - *The* classic is, "I wanna go to My-yammie."  mr_hat   Jan-10-04 04:57 PM   #4 
  - Every time you go to the store  supernova   Jan-10-04 05:01 PM   #5 
  - I am a cheap wino. I like a chablis.  RebelOne   Jan-10-04 05:02 PM   #6 
  - Chablis is not cheap.  Whitacre D_WI   Jan-10-04 05:32 PM   #25 
  - Night Train, Thunderbird and Boons Farm  absyntheNsugar   Jan-10-04 05:03 PM   #7 
  - Clos du Bois  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-10-04 05:05 PM   #8 
  - The best way to get into wines  ScrewyRabbit   Jan-10-04 05:07 PM   #9 
  - Kendall-Jackson make an excellent Merlot  marshallplan   Jan-10-04 05:10 PM   #10 
  - German white wines are good  Lindacooks   Jan-10-04 05:11 PM   #11 
  - Mirassou and the Hogue wineries put out some excellent products  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-10-04 05:13 PM   #12 
  - Follow the advice of others - just go to the store, and give it a shot  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-10-04 05:13 PM   #13 
  - My wife likes Australian wines a lot  lunabush   Jan-10-04 05:32 PM   #23 
  - There's this $2 a bottle stuff.  Archae   Jan-10-04 05:16 PM   #14 
  - This stuff is actually GREAT for the price  ScrewyRabbit   Jan-10-04 05:24 PM   #19 
  - Two Buck Chuck (actually $2.99 in IL) Cab is awful.  eyesroll   Jan-10-04 05:36 PM   #29 
  - Currently enjoying Ravenswood reds  supernova   Jan-10-04 05:18 PM   #16 
  - Is Prosecco sparkling wine any good?  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:19 PM   #17 
  - I like it very much!  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-10-04 05:21 PM   #18 
  - no  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 05:32 PM   #24 
     - SEKT! That's right...  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:36 PM   #28 
        - Menger Krug  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 05:48 PM   #35 
        - Voll supper!  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:52 PM   #36 
        - Furst von Metternich  EXE619K   Jan-10-04 05:57 PM   #37 
           - Do you know where you buy Sekt in the US?  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 06:01 PM   #38 
           - I've searched  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 07:01 PM   #52 
           - Frst von Meckernicht ?  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 06:10 PM   #40 
  - If you want a great Vodka: Try Hangar One Mandarin Orange  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:24 PM   #20 
  - The best wines for you are the ones you like.  Whitacre D_WI   Jan-10-04 05:28 PM   #21 
  - Thanks!  WillyBrandt   Jan-10-04 05:32 PM   #26 
  - Talk to your wine merchant.  baldguy   Jan-10-04 05:28 PM   #22 
  - Good Inexpensive Red and White Wines  RationalRose   Jan-10-04 05:33 PM   #27 
  - The very best wines are the wines you like.  alwynsw   Jan-10-04 05:37 PM   #30 
  - An excellent beginners book  rpalochko   Jan-10-04 05:40 PM   #31 
  - Another good one called "How to Taste Wine"  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-10-04 05:44 PM   #33 
  - Wines from down-under are of good value....  EXE619K   Jan-10-04 06:08 PM   #39 
  - Spend a couple of extra bucks and get Kendall-Jackson wines  terrya   Jan-10-04 06:12 PM   #41 
  - Here's a good resource  stopbush   Jan-10-04 06:13 PM   #42 
  - problem with Wine Spectator  DBoon   Jan-10-04 06:21 PM   #44 
     - Besides....  EXE619K   Jan-10-04 06:25 PM   #46 
  - For $15-$17, Coppola Diamond Series Zinfandel is excellent...  MercutioATC   Jan-10-04 06:23 PM   #45 
  - Fat Bastard! No, not you - that's the name of the wine.  Divernan   Jan-10-04 06:38 PM   #48 
  - If a good simple table wine is all you need, you can't do better than  Aristus   Jan-10-04 07:00 PM   #51 
  - probably impossible to find in the US  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 07:11 PM   #53 
  - You want to go to Trader Joe's  Snow   Jan-10-04 07:26 PM   #54 
     - OK  Kellanved   Jan-10-04 07:31 PM   #55 
 

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