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Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 20, 2010 06:04PM
Okay, it was actually three-buck Chuck, but the point is I figured I'd see what everyone was talking about. I bought a bottle each of the white zinfandel, the cabernet sauvignon and the shiraz. Since I'm not realy a wine drinker I had some of the white zin with dinner. I'm going to use one of the others for a slow-cooker pork roast recipe. Which would be better for that?
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 20, 2010 06:09PM
I'd vote for the Cabernet because I like to drink the Shiraz, though the Cab is pretty good too.



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 20, 2010 06:18PM
Okay, so if I open the shiraz to drink it and I don't care for it, I can use it for the recipe.smiling smiley I know it won't be sweet, but is it like a pinot? a merlot?

Never mind. I just opened it. It's not bad. Should I refrigerate it or keep it room temperature?



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 20, 2010 06:22PM
Room temp.
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Sam3
Date: January 20, 2010 06:23PM
room temp. Drier red wines do better taste-wise by being kept room temperature.
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: January 20, 2010 06:29PM
I had the neighbor get me some three buck Chuck at Trader Joe's last week. I asked for "red", so she brought me Merlot. I'm not a wine drinker, but I did taste it before I dumped it in the pot in which I was making my beef dish. It didn't taste bad, and it worked very well in the recipe. Maybe I'll try making beef burgundy with burgundy next time. Can I get that in three buck Chuck?
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 20, 2010 06:37PM
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AlphaDog
I had the neighbor get me some three buck Chuck at Trader Joe's last week. I asked for "red", so she brought me Merlot. I'm not a wine drinker, but I did taste it before I dumped it in the pot in which I was making my beef dish. It didn't taste bad, and it worked very well in the recipe. Maybe I'll try making beef burgundy with burgundy next time. Can I get that in three buck Chuck?

Probably not, especially if Trader Joe's sells their wines in Oregon. Oregon has strict wine labeling laws that are similar to French wine laws. French wines are traditionally labeled by region, not the varietal of grapes used to produce the wine. For example, in Oregon it is against the law to sell a sparkling wine labeled as "Champagne" unless it actually comes from the Champagne region of France. Since Burgundy is another wine growing region of France, it would be illegal as well.



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 20, 2010 06:40PM
I add Splenda to dry wines as well as Sprite. Helps get the whole bottle down faster.



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 20, 2010 06:44PM
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Jimmypoo
I add Splenda to dry wines as well as Sprite. Helps get the whole bottle down faster.

Yeah, but if you're adding Sprite to your wine, you're going to end up having to pee a whole lot more.
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 20, 2010 06:46PM
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Jimmypoo
I add Splenda to dry wines as well as Sprite. Helps get the whole bottle down faster.

home made wine coolers!
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 20, 2010 06:59PM
For a buck I can send you a container of UpChuck!

Just tell me what you want me to eat that day!



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Silencio
Date: January 20, 2010 07:07PM
White zin?
barf smiley
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: richorlin
Date: January 20, 2010 08:45PM
White Zinfandel is to fine wine as McDonalds is to fine dining.
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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 20, 2010 09:35PM
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richorlin
White Zinfandel is to fine wine as McDonalds is to fine dining.

Sometimes you want lobster thermidor and sometimes you just want a Big Mac. smiling smiley





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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 20, 2010 09:44PM
I want a big lobster.



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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 20, 2010 11:21PM
a $2 wine that tastes like 4...

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Re: Finally bought some "two-buck Chuck"
Posted by: artie67
Date: January 21, 2010 01:30AM
$2 Charles is a product of the Bronco Winery(Franzia) and is the most widely sold label in the US. Trader Joes have over the years sold "special buys" with their labels. Priced from the 99 cent Gamay of the 80's to the 2005 Cabernet on the shelf at $12.95.
As to the labeling of Champagne, most quality US wineries label as Sparkling Wine preceded by the region. This can be very localized as a vineyard in Alexander Valley or general as California. Notice that all Charles Shaw wines are labeled California as the grapes or juice comes from various vineyards within the state.
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