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Alien 20 | 5,227
11 Oct 2022 #61
@Miloslaw
Yes, and that's why when I went to France, I usually bought a full trunk of wines. Walking in French shops is pure pleasure.
OP AntV 4 | 623
12 Oct 2022 #63
Italians and Spanish do not export their best wines

I'm not sure about that. There are plenty of top Italian and Spanish labels to be had here in the States. There is no shortage of barolo, rioja, here
Cargo pants 3 | 1,492
12 Oct 2022 #64
I still prefer my Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio for 20 bucks,chilled for regular family friends dinners.Barolo like any red is too heavy,lol still prefer my Grey Goose vodka in the US.
Alien 20 | 5,227
12 Oct 2022 #65
@Cargo pants
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml €7,45 on Vindio in Germany.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,492
12 Oct 2022 #66
I always buy 1.5 liter btls, usually a case of 6 for 18.99 a btl plus almost 7% sales tax in states as 750 ml btl is only good for 2 people. Then again maybe a bit cheaper as it's Italian : European.
Miloslaw 21 | 4,790
13 Oct 2022 #67
There are plenty of top Italian and Spanish labels to be had here in the States

Plenty in the UK too.
But they keep the very best for the home market, even the French do that a bit too.
They think we Brits and Yanks are too uncultured to appreciate their best wines.
Alien 20 | 5,227
14 Oct 2022 #68
French and Italians celebrate their eat and drink culture. They are also ready to spend more money on wine.
Meanwhile home, we have been drinking our modest Chateau Tour Caillet 2015 for a week now.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,492
14 Oct 2022 #69
French and Italians celebrate their eat and drink culture

Yeah,my maternal family old timers still drink Carlo Rossi paisano and they buy them 5 litre glass bottles by the case.When I was in liq business I had to special order for them,not found in most liq stores.CR wines are usually called pis.s in a bottle in the liq trade in States.
OP AntV 4 | 623
14 Oct 2022 #70
They think we Brits and Yanks are too uncultured to appreciate their best wines.

Reminds me of a movie based on a famous blind taste test: m.imdb.com/title/tt0914797/. Ever see it?

If they keep their best for themselves, I need to get over there and try some, because their less-than-best is pretty damn good.

What's interesting is recently the new winemakers from California, Aus, S America, New Zealand, etc. are starting to influence the old winemakers from the old world. I watched a wine documentary (can't remember title) not too long ago that touched on this. There was one well-established French vinter (9th or 10th generation) who was excitedly talking about how he started incorporating some of the innovative techniques of California winemakers in his wines that produced excellent results.

It's a great time to be an oenophile.

Meanwhile home, we have been drinking our modest Chateau Tour Caillet 2015 for a week now.

Hahaha! What's with your lack of determination?
Alien 20 | 5,227
15 Oct 2022 #71
@AntV : drinking.... a week.

Thanks to that, I discovered that the red French tastes the best the next day.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
15 Oct 2022 #72
Don't underestimate Michigan wines.
Michigan wines are worthy of the same international prestige as those from California or Europe.
And I just happen to live in the 45th parallel with wineries located all around me.
Have you ever tried "Ice Wine" where Michigan is the only place in the world that makes it. (As far as I know)
Did you know the 45th parallel plays an important role in wine making ?
Wine grapes grow between 30- and 50-degrees latitude, any farther south and it is too warm, farther north and it is too cold.
Michigan is nestled nicely in there, with points of the state ranging between the 41st and 47th parallels.
Michigan wineries along the 45th parallel share the distinction with many notable winemaking regions, including parts of France's Burgundy and Bordeaux, Italy's Piedmont and Oregon's Willamette Valley.

michigan.org/article/5-things-know-about-michigan-wine-0
Alien 20 | 5,227
15 Oct 2022 #73
Ice Wine is also in Germany. Sweet and expensive.
Joker 3 | 2,242
15 Oct 2022 #74
Michigan wines are worthy of the same international prestige

Are you kidding me? Ive been to over a dozen wineries in Michigan. They are nothing to write home about.

notable winemaking regions, including parts of France's Burgundy and Bordeaux, Italy's Piedmont and Oregon's Willamette Valley.

It sounds like you have read too many tourist brochures.

Are you an expert on fine Wine now? I remember you claims of being a marajuana horticulturalist as well. Jimmy does it all!
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
15 Oct 2022 #75
Ice Wine is also in Germany. Sweet and expensive.

Same here as they only have like 24 hours to pick the grapes at an exact time and temperature to make ice wine.

Ive been to over a dozen wineries in Michigan. They are nothing to write home about.

WoW, you da man ain't sha......And that makes you a wine expert now ?
Our wineries can spot a low life mooch looking for free samples with no intentions of buying any so they give people like you the throw away stuff. lol

No wonder you weren't impressed. lmfao !
Michigan has some of the top wineries in the world beer breath.
Anyone can google that as a fact
Joker 3 | 2,242
15 Oct 2022 #76
Michigan has some of the top wineries in the world beer breath.

Its more like Mad Dog 20/20 or Night train..lol Heres a bottle Otis, cheers!

Michigan actually has good wine as Ive been told by many ppl. I dont like the taste of wine and never drink it.

Now, if you want to talk about Michigan Beer! Go to this place!

roundbarn.com

Its a winery and brewery. They also have music and food.



Alien 20 | 5,227
16 Oct 2022 #77
You do not buy wine bottles with a metal stopper.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,492
18 Oct 2022 #78
Depends,I like "Cavit"pinot grigio,15 bucks for 1.5 ltr btl.It is a screw top and is very good.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
18 Oct 2022 #79
I've had Barefoot American Pinot Grigio which I enjoyed.
Is the Cavit about the same ?
Miloslaw 21 | 4,790
18 Oct 2022 #80
Barefoot American

We have that brand in the UK now too,and,like most American wines,it is pretty good.
My wife drinks the Barefoot White Zinfandel and loves it.
It is only 8% alcohol,which is very low by European standards.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
18 Oct 2022 #81
My wife drinks the Barefoot White Zinfandel and loves it.

One of my favorites too.
Cheap and very doable.
Alien 20 | 5,227
19 Oct 2022 #82
We are on vacation (in Germany), and I found a Krimsekt made in Poland. Very nice, bought yesterday, today (will be) drunk.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
19 Oct 2022 #83
Krimsekt made in Poland.

Made from Russian grapes ?
Cargo pants 3 | 1,492
19 Oct 2022 #84
Barefoot

Never tried it,have seen the btl,will try when I am back.

White Zinfandel

The best white Zin is SUTTER HOME.LOL ask ya wife:))))))) she keeps a 50ml btl in her purse with my pic:)))
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
19 Oct 2022 #85
My wife drinks the Barefoot White Zinfandel and loves it.

Who do you think introduced her to it ? :-)
Alien 20 | 5,227
19 Oct 2022 #87
@johnny reb
Krimsekt, disributet by OSMO GmbH. Made in Poland. No more information. Sweet, red and very nice. Probably made bevore 2/22. For sure made from russian grapes. Otherwise it could not be called Krimsekt, I suppose.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
19 Oct 2022 #88
I found a Krimsekt made in Poland.

For sure made from russian grapes.

So you and Poland are supporting Russia then.
What sanctions....... :-/
Alien 20 | 5,227
19 Oct 2022 #89
@johnny reb; you supporting russia....
I hope not.
Artemovsk Winery ( owner of Krimsekt trademark) is in Ukraine.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
19 Oct 2022 #90
Artemovsk Winery ( owner of Krimsekt trademark) is in Ukraine

Donetsk, Ukraine to be exact and is controlled by Russia.
Ukraine is disputed yet Russia controls Donetsk, Crimea.
Therefore, the damn grapes came from Russia ! lol
(You've got the Paulina syndrome of lets split hairs just so I will have someone to argue with)


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