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good recommendations of red wine

buttie Dec 17, 2008 12:45 PM

Thanks .can anyone recommend a good red wine not costly that you have enjoyed

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  1. carswell RE: buttie Dec 17, 2008 01:01 PM

    What's "not costly" to you?

    What kinds of red wine do you like? Supple, acidic and food-friendly? Big and oaky? Bone dry or with a hint of sweetness? Tasting mainly of fruit or filled with non-fruit (leather, mineral, herbaceous, etc.) flavours? What do you plan to drink it with?

    Also, note that this thread will probably be moved to the Wine board.

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    1. re: carswell
      lagatta RE: carswell Dec 17, 2008 04:08 PM

      If they do move it, I hope it can be renamed red wines available in Quebec... a lot of the wine board discussins aren't relevant here.

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      zin1953 RE: buttie Dec 17, 2008 08:24 PM

      What is not costly to you might be VERY costly to someone else, or vice versa . . . also, what is available in Quebec is not the same as what is available in in Alberta, BC, Des Moines, or San Francisco . . .

      Also, what is a GREAT red wine with cheese may not be a GREAT red wine with beef, and what's a great red wine with beef many not be a great red wine to serve by itself . . .

      The more specific YOU can be, the better suggestions WE can make . . . .

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      1. re: zin1953
        lagatta RE: zin1953 Dec 18, 2008 08:26 AM

        That is the problem with moving threads. I understand the board's logic, but I do think "good wine finds in Québec" (etc) should be allowed, just as recs for certain butchers, supermarkets etc are. Wine (of any decent quality) is a government monopoly here, so it is relatively useless to recommend something not on the www.saq.com list.

        And yes, it would be good to be more specific. If you don't know much about wine - whih is fine - you could tell us what food you are drinking it with, and give us an idea of price in CDN$.

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          zin1953 RE: lagatta Dec 18, 2008 08:47 AM

          Agreed. On all counts.

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