Discussion in 'The Pub' started by CoryB, May 22, 2019.
"Thank you but I don't care for wine" is the adult response to the situation.
Is Thunderbird red?
Depends how far down you are.
??? That is not a growth mindset.
The OP is trying to expand his mindset. That's what well adjusted, mature adults do.
Of course they do. But if a person tries something and doesn't like it, the well adjusted adult is not going to modify himself just to garner acceptance from others. That's not growth, it's pandering for approval.
It's like the "Talk me into buying a ***" threads. That's BS. Think for yourself.
I've had a couple good Rose Pinot Noir's as well. Just had a Rose Sangiovese that wasn't bad either.
Ask what the house red is and nod "yes, that'll be fine."
Hmm, that seems pretty presumptuous on your part.
The OP SPECIFICALLY stated health reasons as a prime motivator.
I saw his PRIMARY reason as trying not to look stupid.
His opening statement is the end of the discussion. "I don't like wine. As a matter of fact I'm not much of a drinker at all". Case closed.
the sound of chardonnay
shiraz is probably not the place to start..can be peppery/spicy
maybe merlot, tempranillo, rioja, pinot noir, zinfandel (a few aussies are starting to do this now, i've had some terrible ones but i understand its quite popular in napa valley so perhaps there's better offerings)
Malvasia, girls loves Malvasia...
Without knowing much interms of what you've tried and what you might like, it's challenging to make a recommendation. But if I had to go with recommendations for someone looking for a middle of the road wine that will pair with almost anything, here's what I'd say.
- Apothic Red: Red Blend that is slightly sweet. Pairs ok with red meat, pork, some chicken if it has a heavy sauce
- Bogle Essential Red: red blend. really even keeled. I've had it with steaks, barbecue, pasta with red sauce.
- Tempranillo: This is an amazing red wine that isn't expensive, and it pairs with anything. It saved a Thanksgiving for my family one year. My father-in-law brought a seriously pricey Chateaunuef-du-pape that had really bad cork taint. I had 2 bottles of tempranillo that were $11 each that paired fantasically with turkey.
- Creme de Lys Chardonnay: beautiful white that isn't a butter bomb like most chardonnays. very light, fruity.
- Unoaked Chardonnay: oak tends to give chardonnay a buttery/caramel flavor. Tank aging makes it a lighter white. It's Savignon Blanc without the grassy notes.
- Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio: both are light crisp wines with pear, peach, and apricot taste. pair well with light pasta sauces, chicken, fish.
Pub band name?
EDIT: Yes. Yes it is.