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    I used to love red wine.

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    I'm a little sad about this. I used to drink 1-2 glasses of red wine a night. Last night I poured a glass of my favorite $3 cabernet and it was like drinking juice. Just really really too sweet. Guess I might have to switch to expensive dry bubbly or something else. What do you guys like to drink?

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    if it's $3, it ain't wine!

    jk. hubby is in the wine biz so we are snobs. We mostly drink Oregon Pinot Noir. sooooooooooo good...

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    I like really dry bitter red wines, I can't remember the name of this one Italian wine I tried at one of my jobs, but it was IT... I think I prefer such wines because I can't really drink too much of them so it's a good way to not go over board. I can't really stand any white wine.

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    A good Pinot Noir is by far my favorite wine! I've never liked very sweet wines.

    Regardless, I never go over a glass or two in one sitting. Being drunk is not my cup of tea and I've found that since going Primal, I can start to feel a little buzz after just one glass.

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    $3 wine ? isnt that what u put in yr lawn mower ?

    pinot noir for me

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    Shiraz for me. Cabernet is much fruitier

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    I probably go through at least one bottle of red wine a week. I've never found a decent bottle for $3 but recently I discovered Barsao Campo de Borja. Its only $7 a bottle and its really surprisingly good. Not as dry as a pinot but definitely more substantial and nowhere near as sweet as most reds. It tastes like a $20 bottle. Just stock up and order a case. Its also great for sauces for beef and lamb. If you can find the 2005 that's the best one but the 2008 and 09 are fine.

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    A subject after my own heart. I love wine. Personally I like a good Zinfandel, or Shiraz, or Petit Syrah, ha ha... Pinot Noir is good but not my favorite. Though Elwyne has a good point, Oregon Pinot is really good. I could go on and on but I don't want to bore you. I think with every type of wine, each wine maker has their own technique that adds different quality's so I think trial and error is a good thing. Unless you know what you like in a wine. Personally I like a really Oaky wine, especially in a Chardoney, but I like red best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightlystarched View Post
    I'm a little sad about this. I used to drink 1-2 glasses of red wine a night. Last night I poured a glass of my favorite $3 cabernet and it was like drinking juice. Just really really too sweet. Guess I might have to switch to expensive dry bubbly or something else. What do you guys like to drink?
    I don't believe I've ever seen a $3 bottle of wine. You're talking about $3/bottle, not $3/glass, right?

    Anyway, I can relate. Red wines are my favorite, but I've always had trouble finding varieties I like that aren't too sweet. And ever since PB got me to dump the sugary snacks, everything tastes twice as sweet as it used to. I systematically went through all the cabernet's sold by local stores until I found one with a tolerable level of sweetness. The brand is 'Smoking Loon'. I'm reasonably happy with it, and it's pretty cheap (under $10 for 750 ml I believe, though local/state taxes can probably change this figure a lot).

    I've just begun my search for a pinot noir that is flavorful, not too bitter, and not too sweet. No luck yet. :\

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    $3 a bottle. Really. Its like two-buck-chuck (which is now three-buck-chuck) but sold at my favorite Tesco-derived grocery. The "house" brand, if you will. I think it is Big Kahuna. It is a Cabernet/Shiraz blend and so very delicious (or at least I used to think so).

    I will have to experiment to find a new wine-for-cooking (but not cooking wine!) I like to drink whilst in the kitchen.

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