Good wine for a newb?

WinnosaurusRex's picture
WinnosaurusRex wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

When it comes to wine, I’ve always appreciated the buzz more than the flavor. I’m looking for a wine that will blow me away for under $40 a bottle…any suggestions?

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FatMama wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I hear ya.

If I’m in the mood to completely ignore taste, I go straight to the Franzia section. If your budget is only 40 dollars, then you can pick up 8-10 of those “bottles”. Just make sure to slap that fatty.

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WinnosaurusRex wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Oops, I just realized that it sounds like I’m looking for any wine that’ll get me drunk. I may be a little drunk right now, but I would never pay anywhere near $40 a bottle to get wasted. Sorry FatMama, but when that mood strikes me, I’m more of a Peter Vella kinda guy.

I’m actually looking for a wine that will make me appreciate the complex and subtle flavors that you gentlemen describe so eloquently in your reviews.

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FatMama wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Winoceraus,

My mistake. I assumed you’re like my husband, who only drinks wine if we’re going to have sex later.

If you like coffee or vanilla, you might like Chardonnay. I’m in the mood for that right now. Drinking Chardonnay reminds me of my youth.

FatMama

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WinnosaurusRex wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

FatMama,

I have to admit, I do love a bottle of wine before a good corking. Do you know of any chardonnays with coffee accents? That sounds delicious!

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FatMama wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Wineosoros,

All of them have coffee accents. My son, Jimmy, LOVES coffee.

FatMama

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WinnosaurusRex wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

PhatMama,

I’m definitely going to buy some chardonnay on my way home from work today since I ran out of vodka during my lunch break. I’ll let you know how it is!

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misanthrope wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

The last chardonnay that I drank had all the charm of a jilted lover, and tasted of vinegar and broken dreams. It got better on the second bottle.

WinnosaurusRex's picture
WinnosaurusRex wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Interesting, misanthrope. I bought that chardonnay last night and had quite a different experience. It started off mildly sweet with a hints of vanilla and coffee, much like FatMama described.

Then it all went downhill (or uphill?). I started to notice hints of gin and tequila. By the end of the night it tasted a lot like blow off of a prostitute’s back.

I can’t recommend chardonnay enough.

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FatMama wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Misanthrope,

I had my first Chardonnay 30 years ago, when my college boyfriend, Buffy, who looked like a young Rod Stewart, brought me a bottle that he stole from his parents. I did not let him sleep that night.

First cut is the deepest. Baby I know.

Fatmama

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