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LRS Sep 5, 2010 08:42 PM

Does anyone know what is the best Valdepeñas I can find in the (US) market?

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    Brad Ballinger RE: LRS Sep 7, 2010 01:45 PM

    Wish I could help you. I enjoyed a number of Valdepenas wines when I was in Spain. I've not seen any in the U.S. But I haven't looked in NYC, Chicago, etc.

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      penthouse pup RE: Brad Ballinger Sep 7, 2010 02:44 PM

      Most in NYC tend to be lower end, tank fermented...enjoyable for what it is but nothing distinctive...

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        LRS RE: penthouse pup Sep 9, 2010 02:00 PM

        oh that;s too bad. I always enjoy them in Spain but I haven't found anything nice in NYC...

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          penthouse pup RE: LRS Sep 9, 2010 04:46 PM

          I know what you mean...local wines of a certain sort, somehow taste fantastic where you
          drink them...and either they don't sustain themselves after shipping (for any number of reasons) or they just don't taste the same in your own home, one feels disappointed. Even so, sometimes I grab bottles of wines that bring back memories, and let the "fantasia" of the past experience work its magic.

          Have you tried the small wine shop on First Avenue and 6th Street called "Tinto Fino"?
          They specialise in Spanish wine.
          85 1st Avenue
          New York, NY 10003-2937
          (212) 254-0850

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            LRS RE: penthouse pup Sep 9, 2010 10:34 PM

            thank you PP. yes ima regular customer at Tinto fino, they have a nice selection but do not carry Valdepenhas. I will give them a call though, maybe the can give a hint..

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              penthouse pup RE: LRS Sep 10, 2010 11:25 AM

              I just typed in "valdepenas" into wine-searcher.com and there seems to be a few types available in NY state...

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                LRS RE: penthouse pup Sep 24, 2010 12:51 PM

                Thanks. I ended up buying a Valdepenas in Syosset. It was just ok. There is no need to buy Valdepenhas in the states. I bought a very nice Lopez de Heredia that same day, what a huge difference.

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