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Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker



Basically, I'm giving up beer for lent, and want to tap into the wine department.

Never been much of a wine drinker. Also, I've often found that red wine gives me heartburn like a mofo (one of the only things that does). Anything inexpensive I can look for, maybe white wine or something? TIA

No boxes, please.







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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


Just look for some Coppola white wine





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bossflossjr
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


Try Hanna or Kim Crawford Savig Blanc





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Oenophile Brah
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


OP, Your best bet is to find a good local provider and ask their opinion. Not a grocery, has to be a quality store. They will usually be the most able to help you navigate their portfolio. Are you in NOLA?





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Martini
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


If you want a decent Chardonnay the LaCrema is not a bad choice and it's about $22 a bottle. But if you spend that or I recommend that we are just "showing off."





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tirebiter
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


La Crema also has a lower bottle price point which is good, then there is Wente and J. Lohr. My wife is a big Chardonnay fan, those are probably 3 of her top 5. That varietal tops out taste-wise quickly for $ spent.





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LSU lilly
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


Go to Martins on Perkins. Great, huge selection with knowledgeable workers. Go for the guys, though. The girls are just cashiers.





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LSU lilly
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The 2009 La Crema Chardonnay is my favorite American white. Great choice. It's only $17.99 at Whole Foods.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


I don't get people's obsession with La Crema. I've never really enjoyed any of their wines. And the idea that some restaurants are selling it for $50+ a bottle is laughable.





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LSU lilly
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Try the 2009. HUGE difference from the 2010, which is what most stores sell.





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SlowFlowPro
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


quote:

Anything inexpensive I can look for, maybe white wine or something? TIA

just go buy some $6-7 bottles of white wine and find one you like. you won't need to spend more than this

just try some different ones out and stick with the one you like






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Oenophile Brah
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I don't get people's obsession with La Crema. I've never really enjoyed any of their wines. And the idea that some restaurants are selling it for $50+ a bottle is laughable.


I agree, it is a decent wine that is easy to drink. It has few if any interesting qualities. Some people get all butthurt when they read a recommendation to a different person, then assume it was for them.
p.s. I never said $20 was showing off. I was saying there is a difference between drinking good value wine and showing off. A novice drinker doesn't need to be spending $30 just to start trying wine. It was Valentine's Day, he may want to spend a little more, $50 or so. I don't know what expensive is to everyone here.

If you every see someone order La Crema at a restaurant for over $30, start making deals with this person.






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SaDaTayMoses
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


Few years ago, I never drank wine. Now, I drink it when I'm cooking at the house. I only drink a Pinot Grigio though. And I keep it in the fridge. If you don't want to wait till it chills, add 1 ice cube in it.
Will never give up beer or whiskey for lent haha






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CreoleGumbo
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quote:

just go buy some $6-7 bottles of white wine and find one you like. you won't need to spend more than this


big difference between $6/$12/$24 bottles of wine.


check out wtso and buy whatever they sell for under $15. 9/10 it'll be a great wine. imo






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CreoleGumbo
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my vote. not too $ and not too cheap

The Sum

i don't drink white wine...



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I grew up just a couple miles from the Wente Winery (it was known as Wente Brothers then) in Livermore. They've gone upscale since I was a kid. Right across the road from them was the Concannon Winery. Wente Reislings and Concannon Petit Sirah were the table wines of my youth. I still buy them when I can.





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SlowFlowPro
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


quote:

big difference between $6/$12/$24 bottles of wine.

not really

unless you are told the prices beforehand, obviously. then you'll like the ones you think are more expensive






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MeridianDog
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


Naked foot moscato
Cheap
Sweet
$60.00 worth will take you 40 days down the road until you can get back to beer.








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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


quote:

Few years ago, I never drank wine. Now, I drink it when I'm cooking at the house. I only drink a Pinot Grigio though. And I keep it in the fridge. If you don't want to wait till it chills, add 1 ice cube in it.


Same here. I'm not much of a wine lover. Wish I was, but I'm not. I like Pinot Grigio, but it has to be ice cold and I usually add a number of ice cubes to it. Blastphemy, I know, but I like it that way.

A few I've enjoy are:

King's Estate
A to Z
Chateau St. Michelle ( I think that's the name..maybe it's Michael)
I've only had one I didn't like. I have no idea of the prices.






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Darla Hood
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re: Looking for a wine rec, but I'm not a wine drinker


I've seen Bare Foot wine. Are you making a funny and calling it Naked Foot?





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