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Old 11-11-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Wine for a beer drinker. Because I don't already spend enough money.

So I've lately just had the urge to start trying wines lately. No real reason, just kind of like when I wanted to get into craft beers. I know just about nothing about wine, other than there's red or white and dry or sweet. I'm a big fan of IPAs, stouts, brown ales, and most all Belgian ales, Saisons in particular if that has any correlation to what wine I would most enjoy.

Are there any wines I should start out looking for to get my feet wet? I'm in the middle of Missouri if that makes any difference on availability.


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Old 11-11-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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I misread the post. Please ignore.


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Old 11-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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I love Chilean Cabernets, and Argentine Malbecs. Lot's of good ones in the $10-15 range.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:07 AM   #4
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I love Spanish Tempranillos, things from the Rioja region in Spain. Malbecs are also high on my list. I suggest getting a Carmenere as well, they are grown in Chile these days.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:10 AM   #5
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I love Spanish Tempranillos, things from the Rioja region in Spain. Malbecs are also high on my list. I suggest getting a Carmenere as well, they are grown in Chile these days.
Casillero del Diablo Carmenere is a good one
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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Try a old vine California Zinfandel they are a big bold strong red wine. Price is not to high.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Try a old vine California Zinfandel they are a big bold strong red wine. Price is not to high.
Agreed. They're often very fruit forward, with an almost "jammy" fruit quality about it (think, blackberry jam) but they can also have qualities of tobacco, smoke, or leather. Zins are one of my favorite wine to enjoy on a chilly fall evening. Great with a cheese plate or better yet, roast beef, hearty soups, think "comfort food".
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:21 AM   #8
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If you're looking for a good white wine, I think the Fume Blanc from Chateau St Jean (California) is very good. It's a very food-friendly wine with hints of apple or lemon, good with light foods, fish or chicken. Not too oaky.
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Damn, I was going to recommend Malbecs, Tempranillos, and Old Vine Zins. I really like Grenaches too.
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Don't waste time, head straight for the first growths


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