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Old 11-25-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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My wife and I are not wine drinkers and I am more of a bourbon man, but we are going camping and my wife suggested we get a bottle of wine for the camp fire. I know taste is a personal thing but do you have any suggestions for something we might like?
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:21 PM   #3
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My wife drinks that crap. She always makes me taste the different kinds she gets as if Iím going to like them. It all tastes the same, terrible. Get the wife some tequila, youíll have more fun.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:24 PM   #4
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You can get a lower end Silver Oak cab for $80 or so. Then again, if you don't even know if you like wine, go Chilean. Can get a bottle of Concha y Torro for $10-15.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:32 PM   #5
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I would think she would love some mad dog or strawberry hill . Kinda bring back the old days. Might make campin more funner



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Old 11-25-2019, 06:37 PM   #6
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Do you know what variety of wine she normally drinks?
If you have a total wine near you, you can sample several and go from there.

Iíd probably go with something a little sweet like Riesling for the not often wine drinkers

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Old 11-25-2019, 06:38 PM   #7
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I would think she would love some mad dog or strawberry hill . Kinda bring back the old days. Might make campin more funner



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Old 11-25-2019, 06:44 PM   #8
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If you think she would enjoy something more on the sweet side, try Grape Creek Cabernet Blanc.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:47 PM   #9
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If you like bourbon look for a good Port. Lots of flavor and higher alcohol content.


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Old 11-25-2019, 06:55 PM   #10
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Moscato. She would like. I have a kick asp homemade grape wine recipe that I call drop your panties wine if you know what I mean
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:57 PM   #11
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Coppola Black Label Claret at HEB

I buy a six pack and it lasts a month............
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:02 PM   #12
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A nice Red Blend aged in Bourbon barrels. My wife is a fan.

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Old 11-25-2019, 07:04 PM   #13
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Also.... from OK to dang good.








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Old 11-25-2019, 07:07 PM   #14
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I used to think all wine was sweet tasting and terrible... until I tried cabernet sauvignon. If you're not used to it, almost any bottle $14-$20 will taste the same. I like Louis Martini Sonoma.. give it a shot, you can always chase it with Woodford.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:11 PM   #15
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Or my personal favorite cab....




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Old 11-25-2019, 07:12 PM   #16
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Jacobs Creek Shiraz, very nice!
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:15 PM   #17
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:19 PM   #18
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Sutter Home white zinfandel usually doesn't displease anybody.

It's pinkish color and semi dry semi sweet and will make the panties come off as good as anything.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:26 PM   #19
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Hon-eeeey, why can't I just drink bourbon? Pleeeeee-eeez??
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:32 PM   #20
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Boons Farm or a good Merlot
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:49 PM   #21
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Thanks. Will look into these with the fallback being Boone's!
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:54 PM   #22
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Thanks. Will look into these with the fallback being Boone's!


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Old 11-25-2019, 08:03 PM   #23
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Llano Sweet Red is a good cheap sweet wine.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:54 PM   #24
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Menage a Trios, california red wine blend is a great starter wine
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:55 PM   #25
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A bottle of a good port wine and make s’mores. Port wine and chocolate together is excellent.
Mine and my wife’s favorite is a Mesina Hof Solera. A port with some brandy added in the barrel.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:13 PM   #26
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Menage a Trios, california red wine blend is a great starter wine
Instant Panty Remover
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:34 PM   #27
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What’s your budget? That matters a lot. Several good wines already mentioned here. Llano Cab, Josh Cab, Llano 2017 Tempranillo, Line 39 Cab, Prisoner....just depends on your budget and what taste you are looking for
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:42 PM   #28
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Instant Panty Remover
Yep and 13 to 19 bucks a bottle too, not a bad price to get some panties off!
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:06 PM   #29
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Sister Creek Moscato. Nuff said!
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:11 PM   #30
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Welch’s grape juice with vodka

Y’all won’t remember chit.... it’s that good
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:12 PM   #31
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Sister Creek Moscato. Nuff said!
My wife loves this. Iím more of a merlot type if I have to drink wine.
Or you can get the best of both ( wine and bourbon) angles envey finished in port wine barrels
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:18 PM   #32
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Caymus are both good.

If you want something a little moderately priced but very good, pick up a bottle of either Honig or Faust cab. Both are very respectable at 45-60 per.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:27 PM   #33
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My wife loves her some Caymus. But at $80
A bottle, Iíll stick to chillable red in a box.


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Old 11-25-2019, 11:28 PM   #34
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Or my personal favorite cab....




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Market Street had full liter bottles on sale last year about this time.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:57 PM   #35
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Get the Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Savignon its smoooooth you might even get lucky...lol They got em at CVS, Walmart, Walgreens Total Wine, its pretty popular...
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Old 11-26-2019, 12:16 AM   #36
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Go very very very old school...mead.

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Old 11-26-2019, 05:32 AM   #37
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Twin Springs, Sweet Red...…….
It ain't easy to find..... But it's an excellent wine...…...
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:29 AM   #38
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Black Box Merlot. It’s in a black box, which is handy for camping. Tasty as well!
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:57 AM   #39
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Prisoner by Orin Swift or Fleur (itís a Pinot Noir) are our usuals-


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Old 11-26-2019, 07:58 AM   #40
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We drink a decent amount of wine

Our favorite at the house is

Rodney strong Sonoma valley
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:04 AM   #41
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Thunderbird

I have tried wine more than once, not my thing

Guess I am just not sophisticated
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:12 AM   #42
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I dont always drink wine but when I do we order from my families vineyard Sebastiani in Sonoma, CA.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:16 AM   #43
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I like malbecs, you can pick up a decent one for 10 bucks or so at HEB. But they are a dry wine so if you are wanting a sweet wine it will not be what you are looking for
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:19 AM   #44
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what's the prices point?
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:24 AM   #45
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Really depends on flavor profile you like (meaning her). If you want a good deep flavor with some bitter tannin, go red, especially cabernet sauvignon. I'll warn you I have a hard time finding quality cabs without the sticker price here, once you know the difference crappy ones taste notably thinner. If you have time, check out the wines from the amish farm I used to buy in ohio. Breitenbach, can order a mix of different ones. The soil there just helps grow really good flavored wine. They have some sweet ones too, and fruit wines.

My wife just drinks cheap moscato.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:39 AM   #46
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If it’s in a box or screw off top = trash
You don’t have to spend over 20 bucks for a decent bottle of wine..
If you don’t like sweet ? Go dry
Cabs and Pinot noir HEB got your back
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:46 AM   #47
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You can get a lower end Silver Oak cab for $80 or so. Then again, if you don't even know if you like wine, go Chilean. Can get a bottle of Concha y Torro for $10-15.
This or near same price point Caymus. Those are both heavier so an inexpensive light drinking red is Josh but look for it in a Pinot Noir.

Lastly, since you are around campfire and just drinking a Red Zinfandel which will have a slightly spicier finish isn't bad.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:25 AM   #48
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In the $40-60 range I would go with
- Inkblot
- Blackbird Arise
- Groth
- Ehlers
- Kenefick Ranch

In the $60-100
- Nickel & Nickel
- Silver Oak
- Groth Reserve

Special occasion $200 bottle
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There are also a ton in the $10-30 range that are great wines. If you have a specs or a total wine near you I would start there. HEB has the best selection for a grocery store.





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Old 11-26-2019, 11:28 AM   #49
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If you think she would enjoy something more on the sweet side, try Grape Creek Cabernet Blanc.
This is one of our favorites.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:38 AM   #50
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[QUOTE=Chief;14538661]In the $40-60 range I would go with
- Inkblot
- Blackbird Arise
- Groth
- Ehlers
- Kenefick Ranch

In the $60-100
- Nickel & Nickel
- Silver Oak
- Groth Reserve

Special occasion $200 bottle
2014-2016 Barnett Rattlesnake

There are also a ton in the $10-30 range that are great wines. If you have a specs or a total wine near you I would start there. HEB has the best selection for a grocery store.





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Nickel is amazing would also add these

Pride Mountain cab. one of the best
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Newton
Hall
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