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Pinot Evil: the update on red whines...
SERIOUSLY, that is the name of it!!!
Thanks to the last OT, I tried a few other kinds of red, and also a few brands recommended...
One morning while food shopping after my 14 hr shift, I saw this wine on the shelf, decent price, medium range... And I just HAD to try it because of the name.
And lo and behold... I liked it. Er, well, I didn't hate it. Drank the requisite small glass with supper for another week or so... and then suddenly, something shifted...
I went on a trip, stocked up on cheap stuff at the NH State liquor store (yeah, some of you know what I'm talkin' about... has it's own exit off the toll highway... used to be part of the travel plan when you'd make a pilgrimage to State Line... ) Anyway, got a couple of Pinots & Merlots to try, and a bottle of my beloved Port...
And the Port was WAY too sweet, and the Pinots--suddenly were lovely. So I guess it IS an aquired taste.
Now, I'm not giving up my Moscato... but, I will be super interested to see if the cholesterol levels budge at all. I can safely say I haven't had a dawn effect glucose rise ONCE since using it either.
Mmmmm.... pretty darn good Rx if I do say so myself!
I bought a box of that stuff not long ago for the very same reason. Loved the name - was just "meh" about the wine, though.
I love the Fish Eye Pinot Grigio boxed wine. Anything Bota Box (reds) or Black Box are great buys. I only buy bottles to take to friends' houses when we go there for dinner. I'm too cheap to buy bottles for my own drinking pleasure.
Hmm I love the Barefoot Moscato wine...
It's my favorite "cheap" wine and I love a glass after work.
I haven't found many reds that I like. I used to love a wine called "Pink Truck" but I can't find it where I am living now.
We have a wine called "14 Hands" and it has the prettiest label complete with horses.
My husband's a wine expert for a local wine store... while I'm teaching and grading and slaving away, he gets to lead wine classes and go to tastings. Next week they're flying him to DC for a day to taste and then in June he gets to go to Bordeaux for a week. Clearly I chose the wrong career...
So he's made me a wine snob. With reds I tend to like Spanish--tempranillo/Riojas especially. I also like a good full-bodied zin. Whites, I tend to like oaky Chards.
Back before I met him, I was content with my $4 jug of Lake Niagara white... now I like $100 icewines. Sigh.
With reds I tend to like Spanish--tempranillo/Riojas especially. I also like a good full-bodied zin. Whites, I tend to like oaky Chards.
Me, too - except for the Chards...I prefer pinots for white wine. LOVE Zinfandels. I'm jealous of your hubby's job, too. Lucky me -my in-laws just planted a vineyard on our farm this spring. Home-grown wine in a few years! What more could a girl want - horses and wine!