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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby vagabond » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:13 pm

Kurt wrote:Malbec from Argentina with the screw off cap. Good stuff can be had in my neighborhood at $8 a bottle.


Layer Cake, about $14 usually at the store, fits this profile and is great. Other malbecs I like are Gascon (usually $10) and Casillero del Diablo (though I buy the caminere as well) which you can get super cheap at Trader Joe's.

I usually just have a glass or two w/ dinner so I don't need anything fancy. Lately, the grocery store had a special on Beringer cab sauvignon that comes out to about $6/btl.

I don't know shit about wines but have tried to experiment and keep track of ones I consistently like and that don't break the bank. I'm not pimp enough yet to bathe in Veuve Cliquot nightly like RYP.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby Dabbi » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:11 pm

fuuuuuu, i pay about 60$ for a bottle of vodka
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby ktrout » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Dabbi wrote:fuuuuuu, i pay about 60$ for a bottle of vodka

To me, Vodka is Vodka. But good Tequila is worth paying for.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby Kurt » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:30 pm

Dabbi wrote:fuuuuuu, i pay about 60$ for a bottle of vodka


I hope you Icelanders are as good at home distillation as you are at modifying cars.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby JITW » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:46 pm

I just bought a box of wine for 18 bucks at a Kurdish liquor store - not bad


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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby gnaruki » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:17 pm

JITW wrote:I just bought a box of wine for 18 bucks at a Kurdish liquor store - not bad


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Just look at the labels. I've taste tested people double blind. Most people don't know the difference between Potters and Absolute besides the label.

Potato vodkas tend to be oilier than that corn alcohol.

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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby JITW » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:22 am

gnaruki wrote:
JITW wrote:I just bought a box of wine for 18 bucks at a Kurdish liquor store - not bad


~JITW


Just look at the labels. I've taste tested people double blind. Most people don't know the difference between Potters and Absolute besides the label.



Didnt Pen and Teller on the BS show do something like that?


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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:39 am

Here is my simple wine advice.

A boxed white for fish and for cooking (keeps in the fridge, does not go rancid fast)

A Malbec for real meat.

A washington state ice wine for dessert.

Sandeman's Port for cocktails or for people who hate ice wine. ($12 to $15 and tastes like a $25 bottle of port IMO)

Stick with this (or find your own likes) until you are invited to a dinner party, then blow $40 to $60 on a good red to give to the host. (make sure it can be googled as a good wine)

That way you save money and don't look like a cheapskate.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby gnaruki » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:38 am

JITW wrote:
gnaruki wrote:
JITW wrote:I just bought a box of wine for 18 bucks at a Kurdish liquor store - not bad


~JITW


Just look at the labels. I've taste tested people double blind. Most people don't know the difference between Potters and Absolute besides the label.



Didnt Pen and Teller on the BS show do something like that?


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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby michelle in alaska » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:11 am

James: a serious reply to your post from a serious winaholic: the best stuff is in the fifty to eighty dollar range.
A modest daily allowance for wine is about 12-15 bucks. But my being threatened w having to go to work in the alaskan bush, ive been recommended this: Bota Box wine. It comes in a recycled cardboard box and can be shipped.anywhere. Ive tried it. For future work purposes. my favorites are the malbec and pinot noir.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby Mikethehack » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:06 am

Buckfast is serious wine. Don't knock it till you have knocked it back.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby flipflop » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:26 am

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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby michelle in alaska » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:37 pm

"Buckfast"?
Sounds like some shanty lemonade irish stuff to me........ ;)
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby Kurt » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:52 pm

flipflop wrote:Image

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Like the fans of it will bother to read.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap Wine

Postby AztecDave » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm

cheap wine is like cheap beer. it sucks.
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