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Here is it! Any wine people out there? I'm just a beginner, but I'm itching to learn more about the world of wine.

So tell me about your wine adventures and teach me all there is to know!
 
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I can't teach you a lot, but I don't drink hard alcohol so it's beer and wine for me. Getting into Sherry. Pedro Ximenez grapes especially.
 
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I work in an upscale wine store so I'm lucky enough to try a lot and attend tastings frequently enough. Happy to make recommendations.

Going to make some steaks tomorrow so I'm planning on going napa cab but really itching to get a bottle of Shatter Grenache before we sell out
 
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I work in an upscale wine store so I'm lucky enough to try a lot and attend tastings frequently enough. Happy to make recommendations.

Going to make some steaks tomorrow so I'm planning on going napa cab but really itching to get a bottle of Shatter Grenache before we sell out
Noob, liquor store employees are supposed to buy up all limited releases. Jeez.
 
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I also work in a Liquor store and have been fortunate to try on average 10 wines a week for the past few years. For the most part I think most wines are highly overvalued. Spanish wines seem to be the best deal to me, being able to buy bad ass Rioja for under $20 a bottle is where it is at. I have also had good experience with GSM from the Languedoc region. I am itching to try some Bordeaux, but our store doesn't really stock much. It is hard to go back to paying retail when you get everything at cost.
 
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You guys should try some white wine from New Zealand. I taste a lot of flavors similar to the ones I get from Alpine Nelson.
 
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Apparently I love Spanish wines, which isn't a hard thing to do. I just tasted 20+ wines and left with a few bottles (fo' free!). This is what I'm having tonight while I study for my Geology exam and start a new metaphysics paper!



Vintage 2012
A: Deep velvety purple/crimson. Leaves nice legs.
S: Huge ripe/jammy dark fruit aroma with spices. Good fig pretense with plums and blueberries! Nice cherry all over the place. Lingers with scents of sawdust.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of black cherries and blueberries. Full and rich. Good tannic balance. Hint of licorice and more dark stone fruits.
F: Smooth finish with no rough edges. Kind of a tangy/tannic finish that's just long enough for you to finish your story and take another sip.
O: Good wine. I'll probably keep it around for the holidays.

I was never very good at reviewing things...
 
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Anyone tried trading beer for wine? I would love to try some Bordeaux or high end Chateauneuf. I am guessing I could find some Lambic lovers that run decent sized Wine Cellars, just wondering if anyone else has done it.
 
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The Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon (08) has been the best wine I've tried in the last couple of weeks. I also like the rombauer Chardonnay. I get the sense that it probably appeals to a less experienced wine drinker more than those who really know this stuff because it's buttery and the barrel is really present. But I haven't found anything close in the price range so far. And I'm gonna find out. :)
 

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