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21. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Hillebrand Trius

The exact type will depend on what you're having with it. But it's a nice Niagara wine.

Purdy, you seem more like a Riesling type to me.

22. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I like very dry reds but really do like the Niagaras...

What's in my wine rack right this minute:

  • Renwood Viognier 2002 -California
  • Renwood Grandpere Zinfadel 1998 - California (probably worthless but we'll see...)
  • Spy Valley Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2004 - New Zealand
  • Forest Glen Cabernet 2002 - California
  • Red Guitar Navarra 2005 - Spain
  • Yard Dog Petit Verdot/Merlot/Cabernet 2005 - Australia
  • Jailhouse Rock Merlet 2005 - California
  • Five Rivers Chardonney 2004 - California (why I have a chard is beyond me as I don't care for them)
  • 3 Blind Moose Cabernet 2005 - California

The one that will prove interesting to open is a 1988 Herederos del Marquis de Riscal Rueda from Spain. The local liquor store owner gave it to me for free in about 1995. He found it in his storage room hidden behind a bunch of other stuff. Maybe this is the year to open it as it is 20 years old...
Must be time to go wine shopping - I have 5 empty slots in the rack and we just can't have that!!!

23. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Have you tried Mission Hill, Q? It's a nice red from British Columbia. I love going to the LCBO cause they have more to pick from than here.

The problem with Quebec is that grocery stores and corner stores--which are open late--only sell crap wines. I buckled once and bought something there and it's now 3/4 full in the fridge and used only for cooking. Blech. The other problem is pricing! A nice bottle of red starts at about $12. We drank ourselves silly in France over $2 glasses of wine (they're about $9 here--total rip off!!!!).

Oh--also tried Porcupine Ridge from South Africa. Yummy--at $17 a bottle. But I'm worth it!

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 12, 2008, at 11:23 AM by tway ]

24. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Must be time to go wine shopping - I have 5 empty slots in the rack and we just can't have that!!!

Mine's always full--of empties!

25. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Oooohhhh, I forgot one that's been sitting in the fridge for the past 6 years... A Kris Pinot Grigio 2001 (Italy) and again, may be still good, may not but one of these days we'll find out. Another one of those impulse buys due to the label. Heeheehee!!!

26. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Purdy

So l am alone in the liking whites??? Well it doesnt stain your teeth and mouth (which is an extremely attractive look!!) Whites are lovely on a really hot day!

No, you' re not!!

I prefer a dry white from time to time. I prefer a Chardonnay.

I have a very cheap Spanish white, that I buy from the local supermarket, which makes it affordable to drink. But I am now drinking a couple of bottle from South Africa, that I got when I left my previous job.

You are drinking two bottles at a time Herr Bert. I think we have a winner

I like white wine as well, but only when the weather is like 25 plus or something. In summer, I like vinho verde (portugese) a lot, but the problem is it is only 9% and I drink it way too fast. Oh well, not a huge problem of course.

Any rosé drinkers

27. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting kombizz

how about Aragh Sagee!

Shiraz right?;)

28. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

I like very dry reds but really do like the Niagaras...

Are you pouring it in like the falls Isa

29. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

But seriously...who of you drinks (almost) every day?

30. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

It's 6:30am and I feel hungover just reading this post.