Red wine or white wine

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    Oct 05, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    red... pinot noir
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    Oct 05, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    Naturally I know the traditionally correct wine for a given dish. Unfortunately, red wine will often give me a headache. If a host serves me a red I will sip it out of good manners, but seldom drink the full glass.

    I prefer the new rule, in effect for over 20 years in the US now I think, that says the old rule doesn't apply. I drink white wine with everything because it agrees with me, even though it may not necessarily be in agreement with the dish. And at home I offer my guests their choice of red or white, regardless of what food is on the table.

    In fact, since I stock a wide selection, I offer them their individual choice among the reds & whites, even if they don't consume the entire bottle. Pleasing my friends & guests far outweighs the insignificant cost of a bottle of wine.
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    Yeah, I had way too much Burgundy tonight at my friend's dinner party. LOL.
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    Much more a white wine person. Gewürtztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc are my favourites! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Red wine all the way.

    Shiraz is my favourite. Pinot Noir ain't too shabby either.
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    red..pinot noir, except when having fish and seafood
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:46 AM GMT
    Definitely Red
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  • art_smass

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    Oct 05, 2008 6:12 AM GMT
    I'm drinking a glass of white wine right now. I drink more red than white, but I like them both. I love sparkling wine and champagne, too. I also like a guy who keeps my glass full.
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    Oct 05, 2008 6:13 AM GMT
    Red: Merlot or Cab!
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    Oct 05, 2008 6:29 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidNaturally I know the traditionally correct wine for a given dish. Unfortunately, red wine will often give me a headache. If a host serves me a red I will sip it out of good manners, but seldom drink the full glass.

    I prefer the new rule, in effect for over 20 years in the US now I think, that says the old rule doesn't apply. I drink white wine with everything because it agrees with me, even though it may not necessarily be in agreement with the dish. And at home I offer my guests their choice of red or white, regardless of what food is on the table.

    In fact, since I stock a wide selection, I offer them their individual choice among the reds & whites, even if they don't consume the entire bottle. Pleasing my friends & guests far outweighs the insignificant cost of a bottle of wine.


    Traditionally correct wines are mostly a bunch of rubbish, its all about what tastes good to you with what you eat. I mean if i had a huge rich Aussie Shiraz i probably wouldnt drink that with something really delicately flavoured, but having said that, the red meat white meat red wine white wine rule is rediculous, and champagne goes with anything I always say.

    Having said that, i never turn down a glass of champers, i really like viognier, and a really deep earthy pinot is the goods, although if you dont want to pay through the nose (which due to the fact that the earthy pinots are invariably the old therefore expensive ones) unblended grenache (only grown bush vine) is a really nice variety of wine which has a great depth of flavour, a nice smell, and comes in the not too expensive basket.
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    Oct 05, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    You choose the wine to accompany the food and I can't do without either. I do like red cuvées, but also Zweigelt or Merlot, Chianti, Barolo well basically every wine has its "special" winemaker... A glass of port is also nice. White burgundy or chardonnay, Sauvigonon blanc. Rosé for dessert can be great as well.
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    Oct 05, 2008 6:44 AM GMT
    i would say give me a grey goose martini, and make it a double, anyday
  • chitown_mofo

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    Oct 05, 2008 6:59 AM GMT
    Red - Killians
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    Oct 05, 2008 8:04 AM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidRed - Killians

    LOL...poor man's wine.
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    Oct 05, 2008 9:00 AM GMT
    Aged Red wine(any kind)...full of flavinoids/antioxidants.....though I have gotten heartburn drinking it too fast on an empty stomacheicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 05, 2008 9:15 AM GMT
    I only drink red wine with steak. It's the only time I really enjoy the flavor of it.
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    Oct 05, 2008 9:33 AM GMT
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  • GQjock

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    Oct 05, 2008 10:00 AM GMT
    Red or White ... I like them all
    It all depends on the Food you're eating
    and it depends on the type of gathering you're having

    You can fall on the weight of the wine to tell you what's the best choice
    Reds generally are heavier than whites but not all the time

    White wines compliment and taste better with lighter and simpler foods
    The rule that white wines only go with seafood isn't always true
    Oysters are great with a deep red wine

    You also want to match the occasion with the wine
    Generally the darker the clothes ... the darker the wine
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    If you're having friends over to the pool and you're wearing white jeans and a white shirt for some fun on a sunny afternoon
    think a white wine

    and if you're wearing a dark dinner jacket meeting friends for drinks on a Sunday night think more in the lines of a red

    Whatever the case maybe Cheers* guys

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    Oct 05, 2008 10:01 AM GMT
    Both, but I drink red more since my partner prefers it. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz reds are my favourite. When in Italy we preferred the Chianti. Very good.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 05, 2008 12:58 PM GMT
    Well, I bought about $1000 worth of wine this summer alone. Mostly were reds. I like merlots with an oaky flavor to it. As for whites, I like semi-dry chardonnay.
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    Oct 05, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    I only drink red, preferably a merlot or shiraz or of course manischewitz for passover haha

    I love wine!
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    Oct 05, 2008 2:50 PM GMT
    Red wine leaves much more colorful stains on my shirt when I dribble. White wine stains look more like sad watermarks.

    Put me down for red.
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    Oct 05, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I drink reds, mostly. My recent grape of choice has been Malbec. However, a rich tasting Merlot or Cabernet or spicy Zinfandel will always so. And remember...

    "Friends don't let friends drink White Zinfandel"

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 05, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    Hey, have any of you guys ever heard of RED TRUCK wines. A friend of mine turned me onto it recently and encouraged me to try it and said it was available at SAFEWAY (our local grocery story) so I picked up a bottle at the lofty price of (gasp) $9.00. Granted, I was skeptical, but it was really REALLY surprisingly good -- as good as some far more expensive reds I've had. Here's a link to their site...



    http://www.redtruckwine.com/redtruck/index.jsp