Red wine for someone who doesn't like wine

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  1. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    Depends on the individual, I think. The doctor recommended my Dad quit altogether and so he did. My Mom wasn't drinking at all until the doctor recommended a single glass of Port most days - and she seems to be benefiting from it.
     
  2. Rex Anderson

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    BS. Not sure what they told you or gave you to drink, but Red Burgundy (French Pinot Noir grape) is not a "blush" wine. Rose is a blush wine.

    And, FWIW, Red Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanee Conti is considered to be some of the best wine in the world, often costing thousands of dollars per bottle. They use the grape skin...

    Wine pairs with food (or it doesn't). I have collected wine for 4 decades. I still ask for recommendations from the most knowledgeable person at the restaurant. They know the food and the wine. It is their job to make you happy. Often times, the least expensive wines are perfectly satisfactory, a good restaurant does not want to give you a bad experience.
     
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  3. Boris Bubbanov

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    I don't know.

    One of these big, intense Cabernet Sauvignons (and certain Zins) will knock him on his butt.

    There used to be more difference, IMO bottle to bottle in say, California wines than there is today, but there's still a wide range between the easy to drink and the "Big Boy" bottles.
     
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  4. aussie_owner

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    My wife is not a wine person. She likes a few white wines, and has never liked red wines until we tried the Apothic red. Very approachable red, on the sweet side but not excessively so. I like big reds, like Zinfandel and such, but I enjoy the Apothic with a meal.
     
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    I never really liked wine. But my doctor recommended that I have a glass of red wine before bedtime to help with my blood sugar levels. (and it really helped a lot).

    I needed to go with one as dry as I could stand it. I settled on Merlot. Cabernet was much too bitter, though I could power through it if I had to do so. I did go through various brands before arriving at a select few that I can drink.

    There does not seem to be a lot of love for merlot. But it works for me.
     
  6. shane8

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    I fn :love: merlot!

    ps = I need ur doc's #
     
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  7. CharAznable

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    Oh, I benefit from it plenty... but it's not the anthocyanins or the resveratrol or whatever...

    It's the nice, relaxing feeling of sitting down and chilling with a nice glass of wine.
     
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  8. Vintage_

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    And the classic--mix champagne and Ripple--Champipple!

    A really desirable wine combined with low production numbers can get the prices going lol
     
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    Cutting right to the chase...

    Lambrusco!
     
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    I recommend Mad Dog 20/20
     
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  11. Whiskeyrebel

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    This will horrify people that are into wine, but one reason I thought I disliked red wine for a long time was, nobody told me that refrigerating it kills half the flavor.
     
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  12. Achewood_Johnson

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    Bless you, for remembering the Champipple! To be served with your finest Steaka-rice-a-roni-beany!
     
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  13. Achewood_Johnson

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    Anyway, for realz, in Virginia, you should be drinking whiskey or hard cider. George and Tom would approve!
     
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    ice cubes ftw
     
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    If you don't like wine you don't have to drink wine.
     
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  16. Boris Bubbanov

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    Ja, room for improvement, in those Virginia Wines.

    DC Money, or it never would have happened is my guess.
     
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    BS? Ha! Were you there? I was. The Pinot Noir I had in a restaurant on Champs d'Elysee was a blush, Rose', whatever you want to call it. It was clear and pink...a French Pinot Noir.
     
  18. NamaEnsou

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    That's me to a T! Interesting to read a lot of these posts as it seems the only time I really like a red wine is when I can't find out what it is!
     
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  19. NamaEnsou

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    I pretty much hated Cabernet but got introduced to 14 Hands version a few years ago and was surprised at how mild it was in comparison with just about everything else I'd tried.

    Anyway, I want to give your Merlot a try, so which ones do you recommend?
     
  20. Achewood_Johnson

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    Yeah, certainly makes it harder for a red with no sweetness to taste good. In many places, Germany the one I know of, they mix wines with sparkling water to make Wein Schoerle. When it's hot, and you want something to kill your thirst but not get you blasted, you thin it out. The CO2 in the water keeps the 'sharpness' of the wine intact, so it doesn't feel like you made it flat. Same goes for Radler / Shandy beers. You're thirsty for something that tastes good, but you don't want to get tipsy, make a half beer, half lemon lime soda mix. (Shandys are often beer and lemonade). The carbonation in the soda preserves the fizz in the beer so they blend well.
     
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