what WINE do you like

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: I prefer
    Cabernet Sauvignon : (53 votes)
    16 %
    Merlot : (25 votes)
    8 %
    Shiraz : (24 votes)
    7 %
    Pinot noir : (50 votes)
    15 %
    Pinot Grigio : (49 votes)
    15 %
    Sauvignon blanc : (43 votes)
    13 %
    Chardonnay : (30 votes)
    9 %
    Other (please explain) : (56 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    The sweeter and girlier, the better. I like white Zinfandel and moscato

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Malbecs and tempranillos are my fav! Sauvignon blanc is my fav white!

     

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    I voted for all of them. As long as they’re done right, those are all popular wines for a reason. We did chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon for our wedding, which was mainly based on price point — we got some pretty pricey bottles for around $5 each thanks to a sweet sale.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    malbec and Chablis are my favourites! I like all the ones you said apart from Chardonnay. I like unoaked Chardonnay, but not oaked, and this seems to be a common dislike among my friends. Im a full bodied red girl, or very dry white. Mmm. I’m pregnant and miss wine!!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Hemnes:  I second the unoaked chardonnays and missing wine when pregnant!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Sweet for me but I think pinot grigio is an avg white. My favs are white zin & reisling. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @asagirl:  What about Zinfandel?  Zinfandel is always underrated but one of my favorite red wines.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @asagirl:  I tend to go for reds more than whites. My budget isn’t massive, and I tend to find that a cheap red is often less offensive than a cheap white.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    @asagirl:  I would serve one red and one white–Merlot and Chardonnay.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I voted Cab Sauv. But I also like Pinot Grigio and Riesling in the summer when its warmer outside 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m not a wine person so I don’t know if I’m saying this right, but my favorite is the 2007 iniskillin Canadian icewine. It’s very very sweet and has to be served cold. They make it by letting the grapes freeze naturally and then they stomp them whole they’re still frozen and only the sweetest juices come out at that time…. The bottle is 1/2 the size of a regular one, (very skinny), and it’s about $58 a bottle here, and we went out a couple weeks ago and I saw it on a menu for $40 a glass…so if you’re gonna try it just buy the bottle because that’s a rip! 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Wine Lover here.

    I didn’t vote, cause I’d have to check ALL the Boxes !!

    Mr TTR is planning to be a Sommelier after he retires (conduct Wine Tasting Sessions).  So since we’ve been together (8 years) needless to say I’ve learned a lot about wine.

    Here are my best recommendations for Wedding Planning…

    Go middle of the road… so as to get the best bang for your buck in terms of what everyone will drink.  Cause everyone’s palate is different.  One’s taste and love for wine has to develop over time.  Generally speaking people start off their wine explorations with softer sweeter wines, and then progress up to heavier, bolder, and drier wines.

    So for a Wedding it is best to look at wines that are both at the beginner’s end and in the middle range.

    For a Summer Wedding, you want to make sure there are light refreshing choices like Rose (White Zin is the 3rd biggest selling wine in the USA) – Sauvignon Blanc – or Pinot Grigio

    If you are only going to go with one from the above go with the White Zin

    As for a fuller bodied wine in the “medium” range… you cannot go wrong with a Chardonnay (unoaked preferred over oaked)

    When it comes to Reds, those with more developed palates prefer bigger bolder reds… BUT they will also drink other reds, so that is why you should just stay middle of the road here if cost is an issue.

    Merlot is the most popular middle of the road wine.  Pinot Noir is another good choice.

    IF you do have the money to put towards a richer fuller bodied wine (say as a 2nd choice) look to Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz.

    If you need more info, just ask (or drop me a PM)

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Also, I would pair the wine with your dinner. I work in an upscale (fondue) restaurant, we tend to serve pinot grigios and Rieslings with appies, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs with salad, usually a red blend with entrées- cab franc, cab sauv or a Malbec.. And with dessert I always recommend a merlot, dessert wine, port, cab merlot, etc.

    *lots of people do not like cab franc w/o food.. I wouldn’t recommend getting it if you only have 1 choice for red.

    I know you can’t have every type of wine in existance, but that’s just an idea.

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