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I did run a search and didn't come across any threads recently dealing with wine, so I thought, since I'm becoming more of a "wine enthusiast" that I'd start a little thread on this.

What are some of your favorite types of wine? Do you enjoy wines of different categories (red, white, blush, sparkling, dry, fruity, etc.), or do you mainly stick within a certain category? Can you provide some recommendations that I can find at a local winery or wine store?

I have found a wine I recently tried at the Olive Garden that was their featured wine, it was a Castello del Poggio Moscato; however, it was only available at the restaurant (I couldn't find a bottle of it locally). They did have an Elmo Pio Moscato which is delicious! I picked a bottle of it up and boy is it tasty. It's a sparkling, fruity, white wine.

I like a variety of flavors (red, white, fruity, sparkling); however, dry wines just don't do it for me....

How about you guys?
 

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I drink beer. I do not believe I'm classy enough for wine. ;)

Actually, I just don't like the taste of most wines....although I've been trying to become more of a red wine drinker. Red wine is actually pretty good for you, in moderation.
 

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I drink beer. I do not believe I'm classy enough for wine. ;)

Actually, I just don't like the taste of most wines....although I've been trying to become more of a red wine drinker. Red wine is actually pretty good for you, in moderation.
Oh yes, I drink beer too! I've just started mixing it up with wine and beer lately.
 

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On the rare occasion I sit back and watch a chick-flick with mrs. iPhonewarrior I drink-

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon

It's not the most exspensive wine on the market, but it tastes perfect to me. I'm a red wine fan. None of that rose crap.
 

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Oh yes, I drink beer too! I've just started mixing it up with wine and beer lately.
My sister is getting married next week and at her bachelorette party we had the champagne they'll be serving at the wedding. Now that is some good stuff. I usually can't stand champagne but this goes down so easily and I think it will be pretty easy to get blitzed with it. ;)
 

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On the rare occasion I sit back and watch a chick-flick with mrs. iPhonewarrior I drink-

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon

It's not the most exspensive wine on the market, but it tastes perfect to me. I'm a red wine fan. None of that rose crap.
Great! Yes, I love red wine, too. Running a quick search at a local wine shop, I didn't return any results for this exact wine, but I know they definitely sell Australian wine (in the Wolf Blass brand) - so I'll definitely give this a look!

Thanks for the suggestion, warrior!

Enjoy your movie nights with the Mrs.... ;)
 

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My sister is getting married next week and at her bachelorette party we had the champagne they'll be serving at the wedding. Now that is some good stuff. I usually can't stand champagne but this goes down so easily and I think it will be pretty easy to get blitzed with it. ;)
Oh yes, Flwr... Champagne can be dangerous... ;)
 

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Kaba, see if you can find a wine called Clos La Chance with a humming bird on the label.
Used to be my favorite merlot, but it's difficult to find. It's also not exactly cheap. we are talking about 20 or so for the bottle.
 

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I bought a bottle of wine on my first trip to Italy years ago and planned a cool uncorking and such for my 21st birthday. However, 5 years ago I found out I was allergic to grapes so the bottle of wine still sits. I've yet to actually try grape wine (afraid of the whole, anaphylactic shock thing) but I have had blueberry wine and enjoyed it quite a bit.
 

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The bottle I mentioned is roughly £10 english.
 

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Kaba, see if you can find a wine called Clos La Chance with a humming bird on the label.
Used to be my favorite merlot, but it's difficult to find. It's also not exactly cheap. we are talking about 20 or so for the bottle.
Thanks for the suggestion! I did a quick search on my local wine shop (because unfortunately, Pennsylvania has state run liquor/wine shops that you need to purchase from) and they don't carry it. Maybe I'd be lucky at a local winery, which we have quite a few in driving distance. I found there website and can order directly from there. Any specific kind you recommend? They've got quite a large selection!
 

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I bought a bottle of wine on my first trip to Italy years ago and planned a cool uncorking and such for my 21st birthday. However, 5 years ago I found out I was allergic to grapes so the bottle of wine still sits. I've yet to actually try grape wine (afraid of the whole, anaphylactic shock thing) but I have had blueberry wine and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Very nice! That could definitely be a keepsake. What type of wine is it? Do you wish to sell it?! :)
 

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The bottle I mentioned is roughly £10 english.
I have a feeling this is going to be hard to find in the States. I can't find any place local that sells Yellow Label. I might have to order online. Wine isn't too expensive, so I don't mind ordering random wine. I normally am keeping 5-10 bottles on my wine shelf!
 

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I have a feeling this is going to be hard to find in the States. I can't find any place local that sells Yellow Label. I might have to order online. Wine isn't too expensive, so I don't mind ordering random wine. I normally am keeping 5-10 bottles on my wine shelf!
I'd be quite happy to ship one over. I'd do it at cost price, no profit for me. I'd do it tomoz. lol. :eek:k:eek:k

Just think, by the time you would receive it, it would have aged and been just that little bit more exspensive. ;)
 

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I'd be quite happy to ship one over. I'd do it at cost price, no profit for me. I'd do it tomoz. lol. :eek:k:eek:k

Just think, by the time you would receive it, it would have aged and been just that little bit more exspensive. ;)
How much, warrior? I have PayPal! :) Seriously though, PM if you're interested.
 

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How much, warrior? I have PayPal! :) Seriously though, PM if you're interested.

Send me your email via PM and I will gladly send you the exact bottle that I've mentioned.

I will seriously send this off to you tomoz. They sell this stuff round the corner from me. I try to buy at least one a week, as we all know a good bottle of wine is good for you.
 

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I pretty much only drink wine with a meal or snack. Because of that, I prefer Reislings. I recommend Pacific Rim Wallula Vineyard if you prefer the sweeter wine. If you're in the mood for off dry, I recommend Hogue Cellars Genesis.