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Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: March 02, 2006 02:59PM
I don't drink wine, but I'm having some people over tomorrow and want to get a white wine to offer them. Knowing this group, they'll have some before the food is served and drag the remnants to the table. (Fine with me.) The meal will have an oriental flare, if that makes any difference at all.

Would someone please guide me? (Fairly soon, 'cause I've got to go to the store yet this afternoon!) Thank you. smiling smiley
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 02, 2006 03:11PM
For white, I like pussy-fussy.




You'll probably find it sold under it's French name: Pouilly Fuisse.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 02, 2006 03:16PM
Just grab a few bottles of Yellow Tail. (Australian)
It's under ten bucks. Decent. And readily available at pretty much any liquor store.

It's not white, but do try their Shiraz. Good stuff.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: incognegro
Date: March 02, 2006 03:37PM
if you live in California, try "two buck Chuck's"

or if you have a Trader Joe's nearby that sells wine, try there

[www.traderjoes.com]



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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: shadow
Date: March 02, 2006 03:46PM
If it's spicy oriental, get a gew├╝rztraminer (pronounced gah-vertz-trah-mean-er, or gah-vertz, for short) - it pairs well.

Gew├╝rzt is a type of wine (like a Cab or Pinot Grig), not a brand, BTW.

- Shadow
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: March 02, 2006 03:51PM
Not Chardonnay, probably too heavy. Luxie probably has the appelation, though not the spelling, right.

Or a Pinot Grigio. Just about anything under the Robert Mondavi Woodbridge label is good and relatively cheap.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 02, 2006 04:51PM
I misspelled pussy-fussy?
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 02, 2006 04:54PM
Oh, that's right. It's pussy-foosy.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: March 02, 2006 05:08PM
Thanks everybody. I'm off, and I'll see what good old Safeway has, because that's the only choice this time. I'm bookmarking the thread, because I now recognize a couple that I remember from years past. Heck, I might even get curious and taste some of this stuff. smiling smiley
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: March 02, 2006 05:46PM
That's better, Lux. I don't know why the French have to spell everything so fancy pants and all. It gets confusing.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: incognegro
Date: March 02, 2006 10:37PM
for $2 a bottle ($3 in NJ), 2-buck chuck's is a really solid wine - well, at least the reds.

you see people walking out of Trader Joe's carrying half a dozen cases of the stuff. it's unreal.



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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Dick Moore
Date: March 02, 2006 11:17PM
As to Chardonnay being too heavy, I disagree, and I heartily recommend Kendall-Jackson as a medium-price best buy. Just don't make the mistake of chilling Chards -- like all Burgundies, chilling removes all of the flavor. Serve a t room temp or slightly below -- say 60 degrees.

In other Chards I also like the Duck Pond from Washington State, and I regularly drink the previously recommneded Yellowtail from Australia as a cheap (or is that "value"?) best buy. Two-buck Chuck (Charles Shaw) whites are all pretty bad, actually.

Of course there are those who prefer a Pouilly-Fuisse or a Chasagne-Montrachet, or in my case Kistler, but those wines are far too expensive for "happy" drinking.

And, Voigniers stand up well to spicy food......



What it is, man, a low-down and funky feelin'
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Robo
Date: March 03, 2006 01:28PM
Please ignore everyone telling you to buy cheap junk wine. If price is an issue, some moderate wines that go well with Asian food would include Rieslings like Firestone, or any Gewurztraminer in the $12+ range. If you want to be more fancy, a nice blended wine called Conundrum is about $25 and goes great with Asian fare. They usually have it at Safeway.
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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: incognegro
Date: March 04, 2006 09:07AM
robo,

have you ever drunk a Charles Shaw red?
no, it doesn't compare to a $25 wine, but it does compare to $10-$12 bottles.



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Re: Help with a wine selection, please
Posted by: Robo
Date: March 06, 2006 03:52PM
Yes, some of them are ok, but sometimes after having good wine and going back to those, they just taste bad. They seem to have some residual sugar which makes them more palatable, but Merlots, Cabs, & Syrahs aren't supposed to be sweet. I think they are better deals than many wines under $10.
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