(Closed) Wine Selections

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So I loooove “Menage e Trois” its a blend of a few different wines but its so clean and crisp and it goes really well with most meals. You can find it for about $8 a bottle at Costco. Highly reccomend

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s a red wine blend.  You could try picking up a few options at BevMo in your price range, then taking them home to do your own tasting!

It can be a little tricky to get a good reasonably priced Pinot Noir, so I would talk to a local wine shop for their suggestions.  I like the La Crema Pinot, but it is about $20-25 per bottle.  I also like Trione’s Pinot and I believe it is about the same price.

This might seem tacky – but maybe you could have some higher priced wines to start with, then switch to lower priced.  I know by my 2nd or 3rd glass, I am not as picky about the taste ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There is a white, red, and rose blend. I prefer the white the best. I love Bayside’s suggestion. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Pinot Noirs can be really good, but they can be really bad, too. I’d stick with a Cab… it’s a more traditional dinner choice and harder to get a really terrible one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Two of my favorite Cabs are Red Diamond and Columbia Crest… I get them both for under $7 at Trader Joe’s or even Ralph’s Supermarket sometimes. Hunter Ashby is a great one but a higher price point.

Mezzacorona is a good Pinot Grigio ($5 bottle at TJs), as is Estancia ($9-12).

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I just noticed you’re in OK… not sure if the same ones are available there. ๐Ÿ™ But hopefully they are, because they’re really good, easily palatable wines that will make most people happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with Menage a Trois….We had a blind taste test for my sister’s wedding and we all chose it.  It’s super cheap and easy to drink.  I always buy a couple of bottles when I’m at costco.  And I tried the white for the first time last night at PF Chang’s and it was really good.  Crowd pleaser.  I’ve seen it for 6.99 in CA…but often 8.99.

Sidenote: so when my mom finds out the name she says “Menage a Trois…I just love how it sounds, Menage a Trois.” And we say, “Mom, you know what that means right?” Mom: “no” Us: “Threesome” Lots of drunk on wine laughter followed : )

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

LOL @ sarah’s mom.

Menage is just a delicious easy wine that most people understand. A lot of non-wine drinkers palates wont know the difference between a good and bad wine. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ooooh, Santa Margherita does a fantastic Pinot Grigio!  A little pricey at $20+ per bottle, though…

Wild Horse and Bear Boat also do really good Pino Noirs.  Also around $20 per bottle.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We served my favorite table wine at our wedding – Rene Barbier Cataluna white – and it was a complete hit.  Even his aunt’s fancy-restaurant-owning European boyfriend complimented it!  And the best part?  It’s at our local liquor store for $5.29 a bottle.  

And I would also recommend the Menage red.  It’s quite tasty and won’t break the bank.  It’s also his somewhat wine-snobbish cousin’s favorite table wine if you want another vote for it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Barefoot’s Pinot Grigio would probably be a safe choice although it isn’t one of my favorites.

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