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Old 11-09-2007, 06:49 PM
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Could it be possible to find a good tasting bottle of wine for about $20.00 (or less) to bring aboard?

I really dont know much about wine and will like to have a crash course on Wine/101 and hear some recomendations...Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:21 PM
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Hi Andy, DrLivingston aka Robert is our resident wine expert. I have been gone on vacation and have not seen him post since I have returned. I will try to take a novice stab at it.

For the red..

Robert Mondavi; Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon

For the white..

Charles Creek Chardonnay 2003
Wellington Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Personally, I like the Smoking Loon California wines also. You can find many of them for under $10, and they are really nice wines for the price range.

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Old 11-10-2007, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for the plug for our California wineries; I like your choices. But my favorite is still Asti Spumanti.
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To each his own, and you are quite welcome. I would love to visit the west coast and tour the wineries. Asti Spumanti is more of a celebratory type wine I enjoy.

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Sorry for my absence. I have been travelling and haven't had much computer time. Where are you cruising to, Andy? And are you celebrating any special occasion? Different situations dictate different wine choices. Do you prefer red or white? I am not a sommelier but I am happy to impart any wine knowledge that I may possess.
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Welcome back Dr. missed your posts while you were away. I'll stay out of the wine discussion, I like it occasionally but know nothing about it except how to sip it.

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Old 11-11-2007, 09:39 PM
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Dwayne, if I could afford it, I would drink Asti with every meal, instead of Pelligrino.
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White
Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc---California
Simi Chardonnay California-----California
Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc-----Oregon

Red
Laetitia Pinot Noir------------California
Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel----California

When in doubt, anything from the Shug Vineyard in California is a great choice in white or red varieties. All of the above mentioned wines are available for less than $20. When it comes to high quality inexpensive wines I am very partial to the Pacific coast of the U.S. as they have proven far more consistent with their quality versus other regions of the world.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:29 AM
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I'm probably going to catch a lot of grief for this, but I like Glen Ellen Chardonnay. Their Merlot isn't bad either. Their wines are well under $20 and taste good, to me.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:15 PM
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I really appreciate all the wines recommendations, this website is great and loaded with very knowledgeable people in so many different topics.

Drlivingston, myself and the wife will be on Carnival's Legend Western Caribbean 7-day cruise. In fact, we are taking this cruise to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, and also my 49th birhtday which falls on the same week.

I think everyone has given me very good recommendations and answered my concerns, I do thank everyone for all the replies; now I just need to go wine shopping...
 
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