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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sweet wines, Ice Wine is definatly one of the sweetest. I normally have it at christmass time at a friends, and we serve it in cordial glasses, so you only get about 1 oz. Any more would be too much, but I have heard of Ice Wine Chocolates from Canada that I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to try! Very Happy

The next in line would be any Muscat, including Muscato Di Asti, Orange Muscat, etc. With Muscats, it seems to always be a toss up. They tend to be realy thick and syrupy, but some are just perfect!! I have had the Sutter Home and will admit that I like it! Smile If its too sweet or syrupy, you can always add some club soda or seltzer water and make it a wine spritzer, great on a summer day (ok, wrong time of year for that, but it would also be good snugled up in front of a fire place)

One of my favorites it Gewurztraminer, a sweet German wine! Fetzer makes a decent one for $7-$10 depending where you get it. Even my local grocery store carries it, though I always have to search for 20 minuts before realising it was staring me in the face the whole time. It seems to be a chamelian and hides in plain view.....

The only "sweet" RED wine I find drinkable is Port, but Port is a whole nother story........
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boss emailed a (long) list of wine facts, so heres the first: <br>
Did you know: <br>

During prohibition, an interesting product called the “Grape Brick” was sold to thousands of wine parched households in America. Attached to the “brick” of dried, pressed winegrape concentrate was a packet of yeast and a stern warning “Do NOT add yeast or fermentation will result!”
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL...thats like handing a kid a cookie and saying do NOT eat! i love it
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, were there was a will there was a way!

That's cool Joe, looking forward to hearing more tid bits Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - I have a wine question - and I don't think this was asked yet.

Since I am a red wine novice - I usually don't have "leftovers" at my house. I opened the Malbec last night and had 2 glasses but so much more left in my bottle.

Do I keep it room temperature? Put it in fridge? How long will it last??
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cara1971 wrote:
OK - I have a wine question - and I don't think this was asked yet.

Since I am a red wine novice - I usually don't have "leftovers" at my house. I opened the Malbec last night and had 2 glasses but so much more left in my bottle.

Do I keep it room temperature? Put it in fridge? How long will it last??


There is different theories to the fridge or not to fridge. If refrigerated, it may last longer, but if left out, it may aerate and become better. Left out at room temp, reds can last from 2 to 4 days, in a fridge, up to a week. (thats just my expierience).

Some only get worse as you leave em out overnight, some get sooo much better. Its always a guesing game and chance if its not a wine you've had before. I will say, once they "turn", they turn fast. I had one that was sooo good after a couple days out, but an hour later I tried it and it was awefull. It had lasted 3 days, so I consider myself lucky. I got the best glass out of it right before it went yucky , and there wasn't much left to waste after it did turn Smile

So, did I answer you question or confuse you more?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

espressojoe wrote:
cara1971 wrote:
OK - I have a wine question - and I don't think this was asked yet.

Since I am a red wine novice - I usually don't have "leftovers" at my house. I opened the Malbec last night and had 2 glasses but so much more left in my bottle.

Do I keep it room temperature? Put it in fridge? How long will it last??


There is different theories to the fridge or not to fridge. If refrigerated, it may last longer, but if left out, it may aerate and become better. Left out at room temp, reds can last from 2 to 4 days, in a fridge, up to a week. (thats just my expierience).

Some only get worse as you leave em out overnight, some get sooo much better. Its always a guesing game and chance if its not a wine you've had before. I will say, once they "turn", they turn fast. I had one that was sooo good after a couple days out, but an hour later I tried it and it was awefull. It had lasted 3 days, so I consider myself lucky. I got the best glass out of it right before it went yucky , and there wasn't much left to waste after it did turn Smile

So, did I answer you question or confuse you more?


LOL...I think I got it. I left it out at room temperature, so I will test it tonight and see. I thought that was better then "room temperature - then chill - then bring back to room temperature".....Thanks Joe!!!! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One of my favorites it Gewurztraminer, a sweet German wine! Fetzer makes a decent one for $7-$10 depending where you get it. Even my local grocery store carries it, though I always have to search for 20 minuts before realising it was staring me in the face the whole time. It seems to be a chamelian and hides in plain view.....



I will have to try one of these I saw one today at the grocery store and I like one wine that is a blend which includes Gewurztaminer so I think I should like it on its own.... right? That logic makes sense to me but I am a nub when it comes to wine
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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espressojoe wrote:


One of my favorites it Gewurztraminer, a sweet German wine! Fetzer makes a decent one for $7-$10 depending where you get it. Even my local grocery store carries it, though I always have to search for 20 minuts before realising it was staring me in the face the whole time. It seems to be a chamelian and hides in plain view.....



I will have to try one of these I saw one today at the grocery store and I like one wine that is a blend which includes Gewurztaminer so I think I should like it on its own.... right? That logic makes sense to me but I am a nub when it comes to wine


I saw your description of that mix, it looks HEAVENLY!!! Going to have to look them up! Very Happy

I think the Gewurztraminer will be a little less sweet by itself, but it should still be sweet enough for your palate. You'll never know what you like until you try it! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

espressojoe wrote:
Mrs.Mixon wrote:
espressojoe wrote:


One of my favorites it Gewurztraminer, a sweet German wine! Fetzer makes a decent one for $7-$10 depending where you get it. Even my local grocery store carries it, though I always have to search for 20 minuts before realising it was staring me in the face the whole time. It seems to be a chamelian and hides in plain view.....



I will have to try one of these I saw one today at the grocery store and I like one wine that is a blend which includes Gewurztaminer so I think I should like it on its own.... right? That logic makes sense to me but I am a nub when it comes to wine


I saw your description of that mix, it looks HEAVENLY!!! Going to have to look them up! Very Happy

I think the Gewurztraminer will be a little less sweet by itself, but it should still be sweet enough for your palate. You'll never know what you like until you try it! Smile


lucky you that vineyard ships to Az... here is the link to it
http://www.newportvineyards.com/
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