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    Wine.

    I drink far less beer than I once did...while my wine consumption has increased (for medicinal purposes) markedly.

    I am constantly looking for good red wines that have a price tag of $10 or less. I have found a bunch that I really enjoy in this price range:

    McWilliams Shiraz
    Rex Goliath 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Noir
    Bodega Norton Malbec
    Villa Vitale Valpolicella
    Redwood Creek Pinot Noir
    Fat Bastard Shiraz

    To name a few. Does anyone else enjoy a good red wine and have any suggestions in the $10 and under price range?



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    Re: Wine.

    Try some Tempranillos. Manyana makes a great one and it sells for about $8. Also give Blackstone Zinfandel a try, costs about $8 as well.



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    Re: Wine.

    Yellow tail and Barefoot are great wines!


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    Re: Wine.

    Are you sure you posted this on the right board? Usually the wines discussed on this board have an "h" in them.

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    Re: Wine.

    my wife and I drink these often:

    Kendall Jackson
    Bogle
    Blackstone
    Menage a Trois
    Seven deadly Zins


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    Re: Wine.

    Francis Coppola Rosso - Sryah, Cabernet, Pinot Grigio
    Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot
    Rolling Cabernet Merlot
    Erath Pinot Noir
    Smoking Loon Pinot Noir



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    Re: Wine.

    You could get a whole bunch of Mums.



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    Re: Wine.

    I tried it, I really did, but the only wines I can drink are the super sweet desert ones. I just cannot get past the bitterness. Probably why I cannot stand coffee either.


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    Re: Wine.

    I like white wines, but I'm not crazy about red wines (yet). I was in Napa Valley about two months ago and tried some good red wines by Robert Mondavi. They were good at the time, but that was probably because of the food they gave you with the wine. I've seen them in stores for right about $10-11. Might give it a try, although like I said, I'm a white wine guy so why take my advice?


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    Re: Wine.

    I like Dacnicing Bull Zinfandel for the price... for a little more, Cline's zinfandel is excellent. Also, if there's a Winestyles near you, check out their Fourplay (it might be $13 or so, can't remember). There are a LOT of good, affordable reds out there these days. If all else fails, I always pick up almost any red form France or Italy that's under $12.



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    Re: Wine.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I drink far less beer than I once did...while my wine consumption has increased (for medicinal purposes) markedly.

    I am constantly looking for good red wines that have a price tag of $10 or less. I have found a bunch that I really enjoy in this price range:

    McWilliams Shiraz
    Rex Goliath 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Noir
    Bodega Norton Malbec
    Villa Vitale Valpolicella
    Redwood Creek Pinot Noir
    Fat Bastard Shiraz

    To name a few. Does anyone else enjoy a good red wine and have any suggestions in the $10 and under price range?
    Now we're talkin'. Like you, I drink a little less beer than I used to and a little more red wine (just can't get in to the whites).

    We have a liquor store down here that has a HUGE inventory of wine and their staff is pretty knowledgable as to what's good and what's not so good. Two years ago they told me to try (and you'll love this name), Menage a Trois, a California red table wine. I thought it was awesome! I continue to try other reds but somehow I find myself going back to this one overall. Matter of fact, I picked a bottle earlier today for later tonight. And price-wise it's under $10. Great wine for the price!


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    Re: Wine.

    I agree Yellow tail is a very good wine (under $10)



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    Re: Wine.

    If you want cheap wine, just make your own. There are many kits that make wine very comparable to the under $10 wine. Lately I buy from Northern Brewer. The kits are about as difficult as making brownies from a box - it just takes 6 weeks.



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    Re: Wine.

    I like wine under 10 too, but I've found if you spend a few extra bucks for 11-16 it can be well worth it.

    I've been trying wines from Estancia and Edna Valley recently, pretty good.



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    Re: Wine.

    Everyones tastes are different, some like reds, some like whites, and some like only certain types of each.

    My wife and I enjoy a red wine on a winters night but tend to-wards whites. It is also funny how our tastes have changed over time as well. When we first started having a glass, we drank mostly Zins, then tried Chardonnays. While they were fine and we still like them on occasion most were to dry.

    Then we tried Pino Grigios, and we like some of these as well. However, after the Chards the Zins were almost to sweet.

    At this point we pretty much go with Saviougn Blanc wines, in particular those from New Zealand. They go with anything and for us are pretty much a combination of being a little sweet without being heavy.

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