mmm....wine

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    Hourglass Merlot is very good if you like a bigger merlot. But I am more a Cab guy myself. If I am drinking white which isnt very often at all I like Rombauer Chardonnay!

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    mmm....wine

    One of our new favorites is a Fess Parker Pinot Noir. Around $25 a bottle

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    mmm....wine

    Giant 47 Pound Rooster

    Free range red. I challenge you to find a better wine for under $10.

  4. #54
    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    Anyone ever try the Coppola's.

    I've tried the Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the claret.

    Very good wine for under $20.
    I'm a fan of Coppola Claret
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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    How bad is it to like Relax Riesling? I love it. Looooove. LOOOOOVE. I think I can drink a bottle alone even.
    i like relax.....
    blue nun too....
    i like sweet whites....

  6. #56
    Man this Chardonnay goes well with a Chicago Dog from Sonic.
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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i like relax.....
    blue nun too....
    i like sweet whites....
    You drink? Would not have guessed that.

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    I like Coppola Claret!
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    Originally Posted by guest View Post
    I like Coppola Claret!
    Me too.

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    Coppolas best wine is their Merlot... The claret is cool and all, but their Merlot put them on the map.

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    2009 LA SIRENA PIRATE TREASURED, NAPA VALLEY

    get you a taste!

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSteve1 View Post
    2009 LA SIRENA PIRATE TREASURED, NAPA VALLEY

    get you a taste!
    What are you finding these for price wise? I'm seeing them around $60-80

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    Originally Posted by Sooners2007 View Post
    What are you finding these for price wise? I'm seeing them around $60-80

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    I can get it for $57-$63 in Dallas... its worth $60ish for a taste.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSteve1 View Post
    2009 LA SIRENA PIRATE TREASURED, NAPA VALLEY

    get you a taste!
    I've not been able to get into the La Sirena line. They're absolutely fantastic wines (and should be with Heidi making them)...but for the price, I just don't know that they are great buys. One of the Syrahs (I can't remember if it's the single vineyard or the regular) is really close to being a great QPR, and the Dry Moscato is fantastic, but fantastic $30 whites are a dime a dozen if you know what you're looking for.

    Sooners2007, $60 - $80 is about right for OK. It sells ~$55 wholesale.
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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    I've not been able to get into the La Sirena line. They're absolutely fantastic wines (and should be with Heidi making them)...but for the price, I just don't know that they are great buys. One of the Syrahs (I can't remember if it's the single vineyard or the regular) is really close to being a great QPR, and the Dry Moscato is fantastic, but fantastic $30 whites are a dime a dozen if you know what you're looking for.

    Sooners2007, $60 - $80 is about right for OK. It sells ~$55 wholesale.
    I'm in Kansas but your kinda hitting on where I was going with that comment... 60-80 seems a bit overpriced for that bottle?!

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    I've been trying to have a nice glass of red every evening. Lately, I've been enjoying a glass of this.

    http://www.menageatroiswines.com/red.php

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    buy glass you mean bottle, yes? i have a bottle of that, is it tasty? the creepy part is that my mom sent it to me. if she only knew...

    edit: had a bottle of it. thanks wife...
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    No, by glass I mean glass. I don't drink an entire bottle of wine in one night. But yes, it's a pretty decent red wine.

    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    buy glass you mean bottle, yes? i have a bottle of that, is it tasty? the creepy part is that my mom sent it to me. if she only knew...

    edit: had a bottle of it. thanks wife...

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    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    buy glass you mean bottle, yes? i have a bottle of that, is it tasty? the creepy part is that my mom sent it to me. if she only knew...

    edit: had a bottle of it. thanks wife...
    She probably did.

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i like relax.....
    blue nun too....
    i like sweet whites....
    Liebfraumilch... yum.

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    I polished off almost an entire 1.5L bottle of Riesling this evening and not even a buzz. I swear there is no alcohol in it. I am disappoint.
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    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    I polished off almost an entire 1.5L bottle of Riesling this evening and not even a buzz. I swear there is no alcohol in it. I am disappoint.
    Haha it's funny, the ones I get seem to have extra alcohol. Was it Relax? That's the yum.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    You drink? Would not have guessed that.
    don't believe everything you hear about baptists....

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    Originally Posted by Sooners2007 View Post
    I'm in Kansas but your kinda hitting on where I was going with that comment... 60-80 seems a bit overpriced for that bottle?!

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    I don't know that I'd call it overpriced...there's just, IMO, much better values out there.

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    Rieslings typically fall between 10% to 12% ABV. I'm sure it was close to 10% Bush. That's like 3.5 pints of a stout IPA or 5.5 2oz pours of scotch.

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    Tried some tropical fruit wine this past weekend. It wasn't all as sweet as you'd think. Some very good drys and semi-drys.

    Can you have wine shipped to your house in Oklahoma?

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    i don't think so. my mom got me a bevmo gift card, but none of the booze will ship when i try to order.

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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    Rieslings typically fall between 10% to 12% ABV. I'm sure it was close to 10% Bush. That's like 3.5 pints of a stout IPA or 5.5 2oz pours of scotch.
    you'd think i'd feel something after more than a liter though. oh well, i guess i'll stick to cabs and cab blends.

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    i opened a 2002 roodeberg (cab sauv-shiraz) that has followed me from miami-san diego, san diego-oklahoma. needless to say there's a lot of dust on the bottle, but that's a good thing. its not my favorite, but drinkable with a medium body and a slightly sweet cherry finish. i think my next move into wine is going to be argentine and maybe chilean reds.

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    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    i opened a 2002 roodeberg (cab sauv-shiraz) that has followed me from miami-san diego, san diego-oklahoma. needless to say there's a lot of dust on the bottle, but that's a good thing. its not my favorite, but drinkable with a medium body and a slightly sweet cherry finish. i think my next move into wine is going to be argentine and maybe chilean reds.
    +1 on the Chilean reds! Drank a Chilean red meritage awhile back(red blend), can't remember the label, but it was ****ing tasty!

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    Outta Relax, so Kung Fu Girl on the back porch tonight.
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    I am having Barefoot Moscato my best friend brought me in exchange for my cooking =)

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    Spend the extra money and get the Tintero Moscato d'Asti. Absolutely fantastic wine, and it's only like 15 bucks.

    And then, when you want to really treat and educate the palate, go find Champalou Vouvray.
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    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    i opened a 2002 roodeberg (cab sauv-shiraz) that has followed me from miami-san diego, san diego-oklahoma. needless to say there's a lot of dust on the bottle, but that's a good thing. its not my favorite, but drinkable with a medium body and a slightly sweet cherry finish. i think my next move into wine is going to be argentine and maybe chilean reds.
    If you're in the OKC area, try and make it to Freeman's on Western/NW43rd when you're wine shopping. He buys and holds lots of wine so that he can put them out when they've aged some. Always fun drinking wine that is older.

    Look at Luca out of Argentina, they have a Malbec, a Syrah, and a blend called Beso de Dante. Every Luca I've had is pretty dang good. Other things to look at: Recuerdo Malbec (Blackbird's Argentina project) and the Luigi Bosca products are both nice.

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    I'll have to pop in there the next time in up there.

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    Is wine good for you or is it not?



    Mice fed a diet supplemented with resveratrol experienced a dramatic shift in the composition of their gut bacteria. Simultaneously, production of trimethylamine-N-oxide, a risk factor for atherosclerosis, was reduced. The team suspect that the remodelling of the gut microbiota was the cause for this drop. Indeed, when mice were also given antibiotics, the benefits of resveratrol disappeared. Thus, the study provides a plausible biological mechanism for how wine and other resveratrol-containing foods might promote cardiovascular health.

    But anti-alcohol advocates can claim a victory of their own in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Tim Stockwell of the University of Victoria in Canada and Tanya Chikritzhs of the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Australia carried out a meta-analysis of 87 epidemiological investigations. They concluded that so-called moderate drinkers do not benefit from a reduction in mortality compared to abstainers. This finding strikes a blow at the very heart of the imbibers’ claim.

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    More broadly, such confusion illustrates why scientists are often unable to present a clear message on matters of public health. Research in the field of biomedical science is not as straightforward as it ought to be, for three main reasons.

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    I saw that yesterday... is it good?

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    Cute, no wine snobs here.

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    Synthetic wine made without grapes claims to mimic fine vintages



    “We can turn water into wine in 15 minutes.” So claims the Ava Winery, a San Francisco start-up that is making synthetic wine without grapes – simply by combining flavour compounds and ethanol.

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    They plan to sell an initial batch of 499 bottles of a Dom Pérignon mimicFor $50 a pop, they will begin shipping this summer to customers keen to experience the taste of a classic champagne that could otherwise cost upwards of several hundred dollars.

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    ACSH Debate: Would You Drink Synthetic Wine?

    Assuming that Ava is able to successfully replicate wine by simply combining chemicals in proper proportions, a big question still remains: Would people actually buy it? ACSH President Hank Campbell and Senior Fellow of Biomedical Science Dr. Alex Berezow debate the issue.

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    The argument against synthetic wine is that wild fluctuations from year to year, and even bottle to bottle, are what make it art. Many people do not want to be adventurous with art; they want to buy what they like. One of my favorite paintings is Francisco de Goya’s The Miracle of Saint Anthony, housed at the Carnegie Museum of Art. I am never going to own it, obviously, but there is a 2′ x 9′ space on every wall I will ever own if someone can make an oil on canvas reproduction for me.



    If the beauty of art is only in being certified authentic by a centralized authority, then it has become the exact opposite of what art is intended to be. If wine is truly artisanal, then its origin is irrelevant. I don’t care if it’s from France or Chile. California makes great wines today because it has scientifically optimized and leveraged technology to compete with France that, let’s face it, simply got lucky in having good soil.

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    I just bought a boxed wine for the first time. (I'm going to need a lot of wine the next few days)
    Bota box - Nighthawk
    Anyone had it?

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    Originally Posted by waynepayne View Post
    I just bought a boxed wine for the first time. (I'm going to need a lot of wine the next few days)
    Bota box - Nighthawk
    Anyone had it?
    I've not purchased that particular variety, but IMO Bota Box makes a very drinkable wine for the price. The two we buy the most are the Redvolution and the Sauvignon. Their malbec is solid. I didn't particularly care for their cab.
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    $18 makes it very drinkable indeed...
    And good to know about the Malbec because that's what I lean to.
    Thx mg.
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