favorite kind of wine and why?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

White Merlot. Usually because it’s the first wine on the rack at the store down the street.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My favorite right now is Ecco Domani Moscato because it’s crisp and sweet! Oh, and cheap 🙂 lol

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Currently pinot grigio because it’s tasty! I tend to go on kicks and mostly drink one kind for a bit, then change it up.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Apothic Red. Its like $10 a bottle and every party i bring it to people end up adding it to their favorite list.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Cupcake Moscato D’Asti! Sooo good!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@MissStruggles:  I love red blends, because they are usually nice from the start (don’t have to wait for it to breathe), and they all taste a little bit different, but I am nearly always happy with them.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand! Great tasting and usually in the $10-$15 range which is right up my alley 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Either Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc – Monkey Bay from NZ is my favourite yummmmmmmmmm. Wish i coudl drink red wine it’s so sophisticated/

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Moscato. Because it’s super sweet! I could drink a whole bottle in one sitting!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got a delicious red blend last time I was in Sonoma, it tasted like raspberries and dark chocolate! Perfect for dessert.

 However, my usual favorite is sauvignon blanc because it’s so light and just a bit sweet

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Hyperventilate:  What store has White Merlot on the shelves and why don’t I live near it?! I have to go to the wineries to get White Merlot out here! ENVY!!!

 

@MissStruggles:  Asking me to pick my favorite wine is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child…. it’s whichever is treating me right at the moment 😛

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love Brancott Savingnon Blanc. I’m also crushing on Gruner now too. I used to love moscato, but it has now become too unbearably sweet for me.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

It depends on my mood, usually. I have a tendency to pick red over white wines, but still do enjoy a good glass of white. The craziest thing I’ve done with wine is to mix red wine + coke + ice-cubes. What a dangerous cocktail!

My favourite kind of wine is anything under $15 a bottle. This opens up many opportunities for FI and I to try different kinds of wine and discover which ones pairs well with chocolate and other foods. (And also find out which ones gets us tipsy quickest!)

FI brought home some Flip Flop (Californian Grapes) for $8.99 CAD per bottle yesterday. I used their Chardonnay to make roast chicken gravy — I must say, the white wine’s medium dry-ness makes it an awesome body to work with! Also very delicious to drink!

For reds, I typically wouldn’t mind shiraz, merlot or cabarnet sauvignon for drinking. But for cooking (dishes like beef stews), I would try find Gabbiano Chianti or a burgundy red wine. My very first mistake was to use Malbec for beef stew gravy — didn’t turn out.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a weakness for Italian wines. In the winter, I love a good Amarone. When they’re good, they’re gorgeous and rich and complex. It’s beautiful on its own, but lovely with cheese. In Canada, they’re so pricey (min. $40-50ish per bottle) but Trader Joe’s has a pretty decent one for about $20 in the US. When I’m poor, I buy Ripasso, which is nearly as good.

In the summer, I love a nice sweet Riesling. If peaches are in season, I peel a ripe peach and soak it in the wine for an hour. Amazing.

I avoid Sauvignon blanc. I have never had one that didn’t taste like fermenting herbal medicine.

 

 

 

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