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The Wine Talk
« on: March 10, 2013, 07:59:51 AM »

Can we talk about wine?

Any wine?

Anything to do with wine?

I do think it is a most pleasant topic.

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In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.



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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 10:39:00 AM »
I first drank wine in Cyprus. Kokkinelli, a rough red that was usually served so young it remembered when it was grapes. Very powerful too, at least 15%, so I was often found hanging onto trees whilst the whiole island spun around.

I tried whites, but they always reminded me of sharp gooseberry juice.

So now I'm a red lover. Shiraz being my fruity favourite, whether from Oz, South Africa or even Chile.

My favourite at the moment is a lovely one costing only £10 for 3. but soon minimum alcohol pricing will make it rise to perhaps £5 a bottle.

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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 13:31:40 PM »
  My palate isn't refined enough for fancy wines, but I do like a nice bottle of claret or merlot.  Although, a nice bottle of rough red plonk will do in a pinch.  You know, the sort that wine tasters refer to as 'rustic'.
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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 17:35:40 PM »
I like Prosecco, you don't need a Gaviscon Chaser like you do with Cava, but don't really like white wine. Definetly a red fan but I like them to have a really strong and distinctive taste. My favourite is a South African one that is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is £19.99 at Waitrose and I am way too tight to pay that. So I usually just settle for a good Shiraz

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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 21:44:59 PM »

 I like Shiraz
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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 00:35:35 AM »
Wine is evil.  White spirits are much better!
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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 08:55:18 AM »
White spirits are much better!

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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 15:39:55 PM »
Two  of the kinds I like:

If white: Gewürztraminer  :)

If red: Spätburgunder  (Pinot Noir in French)  :)


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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 05:04:13 AM »
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.


These lines I have now told some of my friends. In German:

Im Wein ist Weisheit,
Im Bier ist Freiheit,
Im Wasser sind Bakterien.


Here one can see how simular both languages are.
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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 08:10:58 AM »
Yesterday I got to know a new variety of a grape: Colombard.

A white wine - from France.
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Re: The Wine Talk
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 08:30:06 AM »
I prefer zinfandel. Or grenache. The former is better as a rose/blush wine, the latter as a red.
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