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Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 04:02

I dont mean expensive though. And whats good to me might not be good to others. I generally like Lambrusco and use it in my cooking too. But for drinking I would like something sweeter. I cant stand the wines that are tart, bitter or rotten tasting and many are like that. Anyone care to share with me what wine they like? Keep it cheap people :lol:

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby ventola » 13 Mar 2010, 15:43

I like a good Riesling or Gewurztraminer. They aren't usually very $$$ and they are on the sweeter side. I don't like bitter white wine and these 2 are very good. Spumantes are too sweet.
Maybe you will like these.
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 16:30

Do you know any Italian wines?

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby ventola » 13 Mar 2010, 16:55

http://www.italianmade.com/wines/home.cfm

I like this site it is very informative.
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 16:59

Oh neat. I just took a quick peek. Maybe I can find one from a town where my family is from.

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby ventola » 13 Mar 2010, 16:59

Try Saracco Moscato di Asti, it is reasonably priced.
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby elba » 13 Mar 2010, 17:32

A rather nice (sweet/dessert) wine is Lacryma Christi... a white (golden) wine. It is easily available in the USA (http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/lacryma+christi) but it is too sweet for many.

If you like Lambrusco you should like 'prosecco' too.
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 17:35

What a nice name...tears of christ...I believe thats from the Napoli region. I could be wrong though. Whats prosecco like?

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby PeterTimber » 13 Mar 2010, 18:37

wines vary from year to year and from area to area. When wines are grown during a drought year they are poor tasting while the same wine grown the following year could be delicious so if you want a good wine you have to know something about the year it was produced. This year my wife and I found an excellent everyday dinner wine with a 2007 label reasonable, produced in Washington State. When the wine supply runs out its back to the drawing boards. =Peter=
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby liviomoreno » 13 Mar 2010, 19:32

[quote="DeFilippis78" Whats prosecco like?

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Literally prosecco means extra dry, it is a sparkling whine typical of North East of Italy.
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 19:38

I forgot what extra dry is. Isnt that more like champagne? Anything from Campania or Calabria, or they are not known for their wine?

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Re: Looking for a good wine

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby PeterTimber » 13 Mar 2010, 19:47

Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Italian_wines for listing of wines from the provinces of Italy. =Peter=
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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby DeFilippis78 » 13 Mar 2010, 19:56

Thank you Livio and Peter for those links :)

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Re: Looking for a good wine

Postby ventola » 13 Mar 2010, 21:16

Extra Dry or Brut wines are not what you want if you are looking for a sweet wine. Looks like you will be able to find a good one. Have fun!
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