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Old 07-18-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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good cheap wine

Hi, I am a college student who enjoys cigars and wine a lot. I've found a few good moderately priced cigars, but I was wondering if any of you out there had some recommendations for good wine under $10-12.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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What kind of wine are you looking for .. Red or White... Dry or Sweet? There are tons in the $10 - $12 range that I would recommend.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:09 AM   #3
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Charles Shaw, a.k.a. 3 buck Chuck.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Capt
Charles Shaw, a.k.a. 3 buck Chuck.
two buck chuck is three bucks in MI? that sucks.

yea charles shaw. I buy it by the case. its a good wine for cheap. The Cab. is wonderful. im not a big fan of the chardonay.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
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You have to remember Kuzi, our tax on EVERYTHING is high! 32% tobacco tax!
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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MAN Vintners does excellent wines for $7.49. Austrailian wines, easy to drink, easy on the pocket book. Let me recommend the Pinotage! Out of this world!
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
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There is a great South African wine my wife and I tried a few weeks ago - shows how much I drink - Obikwa was its name, a nice light dinner wine that will go great with just about anything.

There you go, brother, and good luck!!
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:04 PM   #8
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thanks, im looking for a few reds and a few whites i can drink out in the porch with a few friends at night, maybe involving cigars. I guess not too dry but not too sweet, something in between. I dont really know a lot about wines.
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Robert Mondavi has some pretty good cheap wines. Look for the Coastal line, the Woodbridge line, and also CK Mondavi. All cheap and it's not Thunderbird.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:22 AM   #10
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if you like pinot grigio (i dont like whites, but my fiancee loves pinot grigio), she swears by the cavit ~$8 max iirc, for a little bit more, the Kris Pinot Grigio ~$20 id say is fantastic too
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:23 AM   #11
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I'm not a white fan, but for reds in that price range I really like Blackstone Merlot (about $ and Black Opal Merlot/Cabernet Blend(same). Other than that, I agree that $3 buck Chuck Cabernet is pretty nice.
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Penfolds is a great Austrailian wine for that starts relatively cheap and climbs in price. The low end starts at around $7 but don't let the price scare you, they make a great Cabarnet.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:07 AM   #13
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Here are some ideas:

Reds:

Bogle Merlot - I usually get that between 7 and 10 a bottle depending on the shop.

Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon - about 10 a bottle.

Courtney Benham Lucca Red - about 10/11 a bottle.

Whites:

Courtney Benham Sauvignon Blanc - about 10 a bottle

I am more a red wine fan - especially with cigars.
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There's a brand called Oliver. They have a good selection at good prices. We've had the soft red, soft white, mead and the soft rose. All good tasting semi-sweet wines for about $8 a bottle.

Another good semi-sweet white wine is St Julian's Blue Heron, again about $8.

Out of Michigan, we like the products of the Stone Hill winery of MO.
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One more to add to my list of reds - Steel Creek Pinot Noir - about $10 bottle - the berry flavor is tremendous.
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I could go on and on and and on.
But here are a couple of my favorites
Red
Forest Glen merlot: I have sold more glasses and bottle of this wine while waiting tables. Very consistent year to year. All around good wine that is a crowd pleaser.
Covey Run Cab Sav; fun wine with great body.
Mark West Pinot Noir; this might be a little on the higher side of your spending limit but its a great wine.
Falseco Vitano: great italina red; both complex and smooth. Kinda dark and dry. Very interesting

White:
Little penguin chardonnay: good fruit and a little buttery on the finish. Goes great with a lot of different food. A 1.75 liter costs 12 bucks. That is bang for your buck.
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