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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:37 pm

The best thing to do is try some of the wines that other people with similar taste as you recommend. From there you can weed out what you like and what you don't like. Try some wines that are on sale at the supermarket also. There are a lot of hidden gems.

Keep in mind that expensive wine doesn't necessarily mean it's better. Most of the stuff I buy is under $20 (on sale) and they taste just as good if not better than $100+ wines I've had. Wine from the same winery can vary based on the region, harvest, batch, year, how it was stored, etc.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:53 pm

Polar Bear wrote:Now what about mixing foods and wine? What goes good with different wines? I know much of it boils down to personal taste, but is there a general rule to some of it?


Reislings go with chinese food. I was skeptical at first, but pleasantly surprised.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:24 pm

i don't know much about wines, but i can't tell much difference between really cheap wine (sub $7) and more expensive ones. i prefer red wine myself, white is too acidic for my tastes.

try 2 buck chucks, and try giving them to people without telling them. i've seen some people quite shocked they enjoyed a $2 wine.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:35 pm

Two Buck Chuck, FTW.

There really is no better wine for the money. Only available at Trader Joe's.

Real name: Charles Shaw. I suggest the Merlot but the Cab is nice too. Oh, and the Shiraz, that's got me drunk on a budget many a' time.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:04 pm

urbanbreez wrote:Two Buck Chuck, FTW.

There really is no better wine for the money. Only available at Trader Joe's.

Real name: Charles Shaw. I suggest the Merlot but the Cab is nice too. Oh, and the Shiraz, that's got me drunk on a budget many a' time.


Two Buck Chuck is complete ghetto.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:11 pm

Yoda wrote:
urbanbreez wrote:Two Buck Chuck, FTW.

There really is no better wine for the money. Only available at Trader Joe's.

Real name: Charles Shaw. I suggest the Merlot but the Cab is nice too. Oh, and the Shiraz, that's got me drunk on a budget many a' time.


Two Buck Chuck is complete ghetto.

Because something is cheap it must be ghetto?

I scoff at that at that elitist mentality.

Thunderbird, Night Train, Cisco...there's your ghetto buffet. Two Buck Chuck is a decent tasting wine. I bet if we gave you a blind taste test you'd not be able to tell it apart from similar $20-$30 bottles.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:15 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
Yoda wrote:
urbanbreez wrote:Two Buck Chuck, FTW.

There really is no better wine for the money. Only available at Trader Joe's.

Real name: Charles Shaw. I suggest the Merlot but the Cab is nice too. Oh, and the Shiraz, that's got me drunk on a budget many a' time.


Two Buck Chuck is complete ghetto.

Because something is cheap it must be ghetto?

I scoff at that at that elitist mentality.

Thunderbird, Night Train, Cisco...there's your ghetto buffet. Two Buck Chuck is a decent tasting wine. I bet if we gave you a blind taste test you'd not be able to tell it apart from similar $20-$30 bottles.


No Two Buck Chuck is ghetto because it is disgusting. I would never drink that crap ever again.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:24 pm

Yoda wrote:
urbanbreez wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Two Buck Chuck is complete ghetto.

Because something is cheap it must be ghetto?

I scoff at that at that elitist mentality.

Thunderbird, Night Train, Cisco...there's your ghetto buffet. Two Buck Chuck is a decent tasting wine. I bet if we gave you a blind taste test you'd not be able to tell it apart from similar $20-$30 bottles.


No Two Buck Chuck is ghetto because it is disgusting. I would never drink that crap ever again.


Not ever again. No wey. Not eva. Thinks he's got it going Bosa Nova. :-b

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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:28 pm

There's a Trader Joe's on every corner in most ghettos.
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Re: What is an affordable wine?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:31 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:There's a Trader Joe's on every corner in most ghettos.

I lol'd. :-D
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