Favorite Wines

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  1. WindyCityGal606

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    I've discovered wine recently and am really loving sweet red wine. Is there a favorite you have and how do you distinguish between wine makers as far as taste? Is one sweet red really that different from another?
     
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    If you like sweet red wines, Pindar makes a great "Sweet Scarlet" you may enjoy.
     
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    I am so totally NOT a sweet wine drinker. I like a nice oaky Chardonnay. I tend to be seasonal...white in warmer months, red on cooler months. I like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Montepulciano d'Abruzzo in cool weather.
     
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    Moscato wines are very sweet. I like those for dessert sometimes.
     
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    The sweeter the better for me! In the summer there seems to be a lot of wine tastings so maybe you can go to one and see what you like.
     
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    Tabor Hill demi-sec red is a very nice semi-sweet red. Just bought some today to go with dinner.
     
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    One of the perks of living on eastern Long Island: vineyards. Borghese pinot noir is one of my favorites.
     
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    I like moscato too! I don't really like the taste of alcohol and moscato is pretty much the only thing I actually like.
     
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    i like the local wines found in Ohio. I like semi-sweet wines, such as blushes. Ferrante's Jester's Blush is a favorite.
     
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    White Zinfandel is a good sweet wine also.
     
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    Knitter ... like you local (within our state wines) and some we get in Pigeon Forge... I'm a sweet wine person. I like reisling and white zin as well!!!

    You need to try http://ltblender.com/Cocktails-in-a-Bag/ It's like a wine slushy... Have only had the Peach one with Peach wine!!! Also good when you make this and put a little 7 up in it!!! YUMMY!!!
     
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    Wine is now my favorite drink in the world, but I think that's only because I live in Italy where wine IS cheaper than water and soda! Moscato is definitely my favorite. I'm only into sweet wines. Our Italian neighbor gave us a homemade fragolina (Strawberry wine) and it was so good! The winery down the street sells white and red fragolin for 2.80 euro a bottle and it is the best!
     
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    A few years ago a co-worker from Spain gave me some Spanish wine(I think it was strawberry) and it was so yummy. I wish I had asked her the name of it. One winery close by has a sweet mulled wine and it is my favorite. It is the type of wine that you can only have about 2 ounces at time because it's that sweet!
     
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    Moscatto tastes like corn syrup. I can't stand sweet wines!! *yuck*

    My favorite is a good, crisp sauvignon blanc. I like really sharp, almost tart wines. For red I like cabernet sauvignon or chianti.
     
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    I'm a fan of pinot grigio, myself.
     
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    None of the beverages you all speak would be considered "wine" to just about any Northern Californian.
     
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    Or Southern... :) Gimme a bottle of cab sav from Napa or Paso Robles any day and I'm a happy camper.
     
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    Aw, Sarge: moscato is too a wine.

    I remember the very first white zinfandel. Sutter Home had acres and acres of zinfandel vines come into production just at at the time when white wine became very trendy in bars. The winemaker elected to try making a white wine with the red grapes; this was in fact a common practice in France, where the wines are called oeil de perdrix 'eye of the partridge' on account of their slight salmon blush. Sutter Home's version was rather dry - and to everyone's surprise, it sold very well. For the next several years, producers up and down the state were making white reds with an amazing range of grapes: one saw white cabernet sauvignon, white pinot noir, white syrah, and so on, and they were glorious. Five years in, however, producers realized they could make more money from wines that were sweeter and less interesting, and there went the neighborhood. That's sad: many of my friends can't drink red wines per se on account of the tannin, but the early dry white reds served them very well.
     
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    Hmmm, since I live in the middle of acres upon acres of grapevines-I have to disagree!
    And...the alcohol content of the local wines does what it is supposed to do to....;)
     
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    Agree with ya... living in the fruit belt... apples, grapes, cherries, pears.... Great wines made here
     
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    Or to this Jersey girl.
     

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