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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:00 PM
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Can someone recommend a good red wine? I am looking to go online and buy a case and have no idea what to look for. I drink wine once in a while but know hardly anything about it. I like white and red but prefer red. Not looking for anything fancy. Just looking to sip a glass or two after dinner and on weekends. I've heard French wine is good but that California is just as good and cheaper. What should I look for? Anything I should avoid? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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  -Question For Wine Aficionados romantico  Nov-30-11 04:00 PM   #0 
  - Rosemount Shiraz from Australia is always good  hifiguy   Nov-30-11 04:06 PM   #1 
  - stuff from Argentina and Chile good too (not sure of labor or other issues, though)  Kali   Nov-30-11 05:07 PM   #5 
     - Yes. that one is a staple here. I have some in the fridge... It's more than adequate.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 06:09 PM   #9 
     - I second the Columbia Crest  GoCubsGo   Dec-01-11 10:17 AM   #17 
  - Before you buy a whole case, you might want to buy a bottle locally  Major Nikon   Nov-30-11 04:15 PM   #2 
  - A good Beaujolais is excellent if you like dry red French wine. n/t  RebelOne   Nov-30-11 04:18 PM   #3 
  - I would not buy a case until you find what you like  GoCubsGo   Nov-30-11 04:24 PM   #4 
  - Thanks  romantico   Nov-30-11 05:37 PM   #6 
     - If you expect to drink it slowly, a box might be the way to go - equivalent to 4 bottles,  petronius   Nov-30-11 06:05 PM   #8 
  - my favorite...  handmade34   Nov-30-11 06:04 PM   #7 
  - Yay! Local winery!  MorningGlow   Nov-30-11 07:10 PM   #10 
  - Love Bully Hill  geardaddy   Dec-01-11 10:54 AM   #21 
  - Kendall Jackson Merlot. Not expensive, but really good.  HopeHoops   Dec-01-11 07:56 AM   #11 
  - Blackstone Merlot is pretty damn good too.  HopeHoops   Dec-01-11 07:57 AM   #12 
     - Thanks  romantico   Dec-01-11 09:15 AM   #13 
        - Just remember: Price does NOT mean quality.  HopeHoops   Dec-01-11 09:26 AM   #14 
           - One thing I have noticed...  GoCubsGo   Dec-01-11 10:10 AM   #16 
  - My suggestion is to find a good wine store and learn what you prefer in taste  LynneSin   Dec-01-11 09:56 AM   #15 
  - Thanks!  romantico   Dec-01-11 10:21 AM   #18 
     - one problem about buying French wines in the US (and wines from any wine culture)  Kali   Dec-01-11 10:44 AM   #19 
        - For me that's why I always recommend finding a good wine store and learning about wines  LynneSin   Dec-01-11 01:00 PM   #25 
           - Do you ever go to Moore Brothers?  GoneOffShore   Dec-01-11 03:50 PM   #28 
              - I'm near there but I either go Krestons or Franks Wine on Union  LynneSin   Dec-01-11 04:39 PM   #31 
  - Don't forget Washington State!  nolabear   Dec-01-11 10:50 AM   #20 
  - one wine that surprised me that is not too expensive is this  MrsBrady   Dec-01-11 11:40 AM   #22 
  - If you have a Trader Joe's near you, it's worth a visit  bif   Dec-01-11 12:43 PM   #23 
  - avoid the wines at Save-a-lot  Enrique   Dec-01-11 12:46 PM   #24 
  - One of my favorites:  ohiosmith   Dec-01-11 01:10 PM   #26 
  - Wine.Woot (and a word of caution about wine shipping)  Xithras   Dec-01-11 01:16 PM   #27 
  - Are there any wine shops in our area that offer tasting?  mulsh   Dec-01-11 04:08 PM   #29 
  - This'll do ya.  geardaddy   Dec-01-11 04:35 PM   #30 
  - I drink alot of wine  plcdude   Dec-01-11 05:15 PM   #32 

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