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    How the **** do you select a wine?

    Wife told me to grab a bottle of wine on way home last night. I had to grab some groceries so I stopped at HyVee and went into the liquor store. HOW THE **** DO YOU PICK A BOTTLE with all that is on the market?
    I'm a bourbon guy. My wife has the occasional glass in a social setting.
    The only experience I had with wine was during a 6 week tour of Europe in college and that was a blur so I ended up getting something that I'm not even sure is technically a wine- a $5 bottle of lambrusco.
    Do you have to be a wine snob to pick out a bottle or can an average guy walk in a find a bottle?


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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Pick what you want to spend, what kind and ask for help



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Pick something expensive that sounds snotty.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    Pick what you want to spend, what kind and ask for help
    This is how I do it.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Pick one with a label that you find amusing or interesting.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Wine is so tricky, but at least you get a good buzz trying the product

    There's a site called Reverse Wine Snob that rates reasonable wines and will do a test of wines from places like Costco or Trader Joe's.

    Try, try, try....find one you enjoy....and then try more!

    Some of my favorites are Duckhorn, Educated Guess, Ravenswood, Cakebread......but really just find one you like!



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    All women like moscato



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    When in doubt, always go with something in a box



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    The onus is on your wife. She should specify what she wants to drink. If my fiance sends me to the store for wine, I'm buying what I want to drink. She and I have complete opposite tastes when it comes to wine.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Give the wife money - she'll figure it out.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    As long as its has an alcohol content its probably good. Maybe.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    All women like moscato
    Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato. The secret of my success.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato. The secret of my success.
    Literally every woman i know likes moscato if they like wine.



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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    Just go with the one with the big, red, 47 lb ****.




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    Re: How the **** do you select a wine?

    With wine, it doesn't matter how much it costs, but whether or not you like it. Of course, that's difficult when you don't know what it is you're buying! Honestly, the cheap lambrusco (Reunite?) is pretty decent. Make sure it's chilled, though. Red wines generally aren't my thing, but the Reunite goes down pretty easy. Another favorite of mine is Polka Dot's riesling (with the yellow dot, not pink). Good stuff.

    Stick with the less expensive stuff and as you find things you like, you can go out on a limb and spend a bit more to see what other labels are producing. Honestly, I can't imagine a reason to ever spend more than $15-20 on any bottle of wine. Beyond that, you're just paying for the name on the label and how much it costs for them to market themselves to wine snobs.


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