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Title: Budget Red Wine
Post by: Princess L on October 29, 2013, 04:55:27 PM
Totally drinkable everyday wine and cheap!

(http://www.fearlesscritic.com/wine/images/m/house-wine-red.jpg)
 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot blend
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Montague on October 29, 2013, 04:58:33 PM
Based on the thread title, I was expecting to see that stuff that comes in a "box."
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Princess L on October 29, 2013, 05:09:35 PM
Based on the thread title, I was expecting to see that stuff that comes in a "box."

Actually, more and more wine makers are boxing some of their wine and they're  not bad.  Not like the old days.  It's economical and it stores much better than a bottle after being opened since there's no air introduced.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Montague on October 29, 2013, 05:13:01 PM

Actually, more and more wine makers are boxing some of their wine and they're  not bad.  Not like the old days.  It's economical and it stores much better than a bottle after being opened since there's no air introduced.


No shit?
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Princess L on October 29, 2013, 05:32:43 PM

No shit?

This stuff can be found everywhere and it's pretty good.  There's others too.

(http://media.washtimes.com/media/community/photos/blog/entries/2011/12/15/black-box-640_s640x427.jpg?73b8e21685896c3f2859310aaa5adb253919b641)
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Montague on October 29, 2013, 06:48:47 PM

This stuff can be found everywhere and it's pretty good.  There's others too.

(http://media.washtimes.com/media/community/photos/blog/entries/2011/12/15/black-box-640_s640x427.jpg?73b8e21685896c3f2859310aaa5adb253919b641)


Hmm...

I'll keep that in mind for down the lake and at the pool next summer.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: AbrahamG on October 29, 2013, 06:50:14 PM

This stuff can be found everywhere and it's pretty good.  There's others too.

(http://media.washtimes.com/media/community/photos/blog/entries/2011/12/15/black-box-640_s640x427.jpg?73b8e21685896c3f2859310aaa5adb253919b641)

I like a good black box.  I just prefer it be shaved and not wine.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: WOOO on October 29, 2013, 06:50:21 PM
boxes and screw tops are far superior to bottles and corks...


less aesthetic but more efficient


some cheap wines are pretty decent... the pricing of most bottles has more to do with the house than the quality of the wine itself
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: SamoanIrishman on November 01, 2013, 08:40:21 AM
Best Red my wife and I have had is Primal Roots. It's technically a "blend" and the only way to get me to have a glass with dinner 2x a week. She says it fights cancer, good for my heart blah blah... 

I love my whiskey but since I'm trying to lean out, I have to give it all up for awhile being that its REALLY hard to have just one drink  ;D
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Migs on November 01, 2013, 02:04:15 PM
ok you are fast becoming a post whore now that you are back

 :)
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: SamoanIrishman on November 04, 2013, 10:15:12 AM
I have
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: SamoanIrishman on November 04, 2013, 10:17:38 AM
no idea what you're talking about Miggs  ;D
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: WannaBePro on November 05, 2013, 12:40:22 PM
I like a good black box.  I just prefer it be shaved and not wine.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: wild willie on November 19, 2013, 06:51:00 PM
NOTHING BEATS CARLO ROSSI......IMHO.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Roger Bacon on November 19, 2013, 08:04:14 PM
(http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/wildirishrose.jpg)
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: galeniko on November 19, 2013, 08:22:52 PM
theres affordable rothschild red wine avaiable.

something like 10usd a bottle
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Agnostic007 on November 20, 2013, 11:57:19 AM
There are a LOT of excellent wines under $15 these days.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: SamoanIrishman on November 20, 2013, 02:50:52 PM
There are a LOT of excellent wines under $15 these days.

Yep...one of my favorites is Primal Roots...Red blend and it great tasting
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Purge_WTF on November 21, 2013, 05:31:05 AM
My friend bought a huge bottle of that five-cents-per-gallon champagne in college and I must've drank about a third of it.

Bad, bad, bad.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Montague on November 21, 2013, 02:44:39 PM
My friend bought a huge bottle of that five-cents-per-gallon champagne in college and I must've drank about a third of it.

Bad, bad, bad.


Bad how?

Please elaborate.

 ;D
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Princess L on November 21, 2013, 03:20:18 PM
Had to get this based on the label alone  ;D

It wasn't too bad  :D

(http://www.totalwine.com/_static/webupload/730/2_15676750_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: WOOO on November 21, 2013, 06:41:12 PM
Had to get this based on the label alone  ;D

It wasn't too bad  :D

(http://www.totalwine.com/_static/webupload/730/2_15676750_3.jpg)


hahahahaha
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Purge_WTF on November 22, 2013, 06:39:45 AM

Bad how?

Please elaborate.

 ;D

My dorm room was spinning.  :P
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Archer77 on November 22, 2013, 06:47:31 AM
There is a local winery I occasionally patronize.  The wine is adequate and not to expensive.   I finished off a bottle last night

http://fentonwinery.com/The_Wines.html
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Thespritz0 on November 26, 2013, 12:28:35 PM
Had to get this based on the label alone  ;D

It wasn't too bad  :D

(http://www.totalwine.com/_static/webupload/730/2_15676750_3.jpg)
^^
Try this, Princess- we used to drink stuff like this in the Army, it is DELICIOUS!!!!

Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Roger Bacon on November 27, 2013, 12:41:56 AM
^^
Try this, Princess- we used to drink stuff like this in the Army, it is DELICIOUS!!!!



The Blue Raspberry is fancy.

See, the French could learn a thing or two from us Americans... Blue Wine
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Thespritz0 on November 27, 2013, 08:12:52 AM
^^
ALL of them are good, no harsh taste- all of them are sort of like TIKI LOUNGE drinks!!!
Title: red wine..
Post by: benchmstr on December 04, 2013, 07:44:48 PM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on December 05, 2013, 12:17:57 AM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench


So you're saying you want something sweet, semi-sweet, or semi dry?  Maybe a Moscato or a Beaujolais which are somewhat light.  A port would be significantly heavier because it's fortified What was the variety you tried and didn't like?
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: WOOO on December 05, 2013, 02:23:04 AM
you also need to taste something new at least 15 times to train your taste buds to appreciate it.... try pairing a wine with food that you really like (based on the wine)...

i thought you were an old man like me bench? it always surprises me when people haven't tried something as mundane as red wine before... i grew up in a french household and can remember having a bit of wine at least once a week from age 6 on (as far back as i can remember)... obviously not a lot then but we were always encouraged to have about a quarter cup with our big saturday night family dinner (to be able to toast)
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: loco on December 05, 2013, 05:16:45 AM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench

I hate red wine too, but here is one that isn't dry or taste like leather:

Riunite Lambrusco - Red

(http://wine-tasting-reviews.com/images/jreviews/126_RiuniteLambruscoLBL_1320154511.jpg)

Palate
"Riunite Lambrusco has a fairly simple taste, much sweeter than most red wines with weak tannins and flavors of cherry, berry, and perhaps a little plum. Red wines are typically served warmer, but Riunite Lambrusco is best served very cold. Be advised also that this wine is slightly carbonated, another difference from standard red wines."
http://wine-tasting-reviews.com/wine-reviews/red-wines/126-riunite-lambrusco.html
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: SamoanIrishman on December 05, 2013, 09:01:44 AM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench

Try a blend like Primal Roots or Apothic Red, both are really good IMO. BTW, I'm not sure if you know this but should always let your wine breath for at least 10 minutes before you start drinking it. Improves the flavor 10 fold. I have been made to like wine (wife says its heart healthy blah blah) but then after trying 10 different kids I finally found a couple I can honestly say I like. I also found that it really helps digestion especially if I eat something with Gluten.


http://wine.about.com/od/winebasic1/a/breathe.htm (http://wine.about.com/od/winebasic1/a/breathe.htm)

Get one of these to help speed up the process.


http://wine.about.com/od/winegifts/gr/Wine-Soiree.htm (http://wine.about.com/od/winegifts/gr/Wine-Soiree.htm)
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: njflex on December 05, 2013, 11:12:49 AM
SOME GREAT CAB'S UNDER 20$$
BOGLE
ESTANCIA
ANNABELLA
337
RODNEY STRONG SONOMA.ALEXANDER VALLEY IS FEW BUCKS MORE
AVALON THERES 2 BOTH UNDER 20 AND REALLY GOOD.

BLENDS
MENOIS A TROI
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on December 05, 2013, 12:26:59 PM
Try a blend like Primal Roots or Apothic Red, both are really good IMO. BTW, I'm not sure if you know this but should always let your wine breath for at least 10 minutes before you start drinking it. Improves the flavor 10 fold. I have been made to like wine (wife says its heart healthy blah blah) but then after trying 10 different kids I finally found a couple I can honestly say I like. I also found that it really helps digestion especially if I eat something with Gluten.


http://wine.about.com/od/winebasic1/a/breathe.htm (http://wine.about.com/od/winebasic1/a/breathe.htm)

Get one of these to help speed up the process.


http://wine.about.com/od/winegifts/gr/Wine-Soiree.htm (http://wine.about.com/od/winegifts/gr/Wine-Soiree.htm)

Both of those are full-bodied, so I doubt he'd care for them either (maybe down the road as  the palate develops).  They'd go good with the wild game he slaughters and grills  ;D

Need to know what he had and didn't like to make any real suggestions.

SOME GREAT CAB'S UNDER 20$$
BOGLE
ESTANCIA
ANNABELLA
337
RODNEY STRONG SONOMA.ALEXANDER VALLEY IS FEW BUCKS MORE
AVALON THERES 2 BOTH UNDER 20 AND REALLY GOOD.

BLENDS
MENOIS A TROI

^
same here
btw ~ it's Menage Ó Trois  ;)


I hate red wine too, but here is one that isn't dry or taste like leather:

Riunite Lambrusco - Red

(http://wine-tasting-reviews.com/images/jreviews/126_RiuniteLambruscoLBL_1320154511.jpg)

Palate
"Riunite Lambrusco has a fairly simple taste, much sweeter than most red wines with weak tannins and flavors of cherry, berry, and perhaps a little plum. Red wines are typically served warmer, but Riunite Lambrusco is best served very cold. Be advised also that this wine is slightly carbonated, another difference from standard red wines."
http://wine-tasting-reviews.com/wine-reviews/red-wines/126-riunite-lambrusco.html

No, no, no.



Seriously.


No.

 
ok,  m a y b e  if you're making a bowl of punch for a bridal shower or something.
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: loco on December 05, 2013, 12:32:35 PM
No, no, no.



Seriously.


No.

 
ok,  m a y b e  if you're making a bowl of punch for a bridal shower or something.

LOL.  Why?
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: njflex on December 05, 2013, 12:46:02 PM
Both of those are full-bodied, so I doubt he'd care for them either (maybe down the road as  the palate develops).  They'd go good with the wild game he slaughters and grills  ;D

Need to know what he had and didn't like to make any real suggestions.
^
same here
btw ~ it's Menage Ó Trois  ;)


No, no, no.



Seriously.


No.

 
ok,  m a y b e  if you're making a bowl of punch for a bridal shower or something.
YOUR LUCKY I SPELLED IT EVEN THAT MUCH  LOL....NICE WINE FOR 9 TO 10 $$
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on December 05, 2013, 01:15:14 PM
LOL.  Why?

Maybe it was a high school flashback  :-\
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: loco on December 05, 2013, 01:43:31 PM
Maybe it was a high school flashback  :-\

No, seriously.  Is Riunite Lambrusco not real Red Wine?  I always wondered, because it tastes so much better than any other red wine I've tasted.
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on December 05, 2013, 01:49:21 PM
No, seriously.  Is Riunite Lambrusco not real Red Wine?  I always wondered, because it tastes so much better than any other red wine I've tasted.

It is.  They're trying to make a comeback and dispel the old "jug wine" stereotype.

Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: loco on December 08, 2013, 04:51:40 PM
It is.  They're trying to make a comeback and dispel the old "jug wine" stereotype.



LOL
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Bertha Butt on December 26, 2013, 01:30:15 AM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench
;D
To me they all taste like leather. And I tried over 100 different red wines. Don't like rosÚ, white or champagne either. Only wine pallatable for me is non-alcoholic carbonated fruit and herb drinks, called children's wine.  :)
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: phreak on December 26, 2013, 03:39:50 AM
I've tasted a red Greek wine that I hated because it was too weak and syrupy. Maybe that would be an option?

http://www.b-21.com/2010-Tsantali-Imiglykos-Red-Sweet/productinfo/-GTSIM10AE/#.UrwVP4WE7JY
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: njflex on December 26, 2013, 05:24:18 AM
I had a stags leap cab on Christmas eve I brought to my in laws 'they loved it'for 50.00 they better lol...it is outstanding..
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on March 08, 2014, 03:38:21 PM
This is what Chaos has been drinking lately.

(https://www.cigarworld.com/assets/Uploads/1670-2.jpg)
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Rudee on March 10, 2014, 12:56:31 PM
Apothic Red is a great blend wine. 
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: njflex on March 10, 2014, 12:58:17 PM
Apothic Red is a great blend wine. 
been wanting to try that.336 for under 11.00 is nice cab made in lodi ,cali...
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: SamoanIrishman on March 10, 2014, 01:10:57 PM
Apothic Red is a great blend wine. 

our second favorite. If you like Apothic, betting you will REALLy like Primal Roots ...same price to boot
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Princess L on March 10, 2014, 07:37:45 PM
been wanting to try that.336 for under 11.00 is nice cab made in lodi ,cali...

Goes for $8-$9 bucks around here.  It's a blend of cab, merlot, & zin (2012). 
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: Rudee on March 13, 2014, 02:02:43 PM
our second favorite. If you like Apothic, betting you will REALLy like Primal Roots ...same price to boot

Good call.  Primal Roots is my second favorite behind Apothic Red.
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: SOMEPARTS on April 02, 2014, 11:24:13 AM
Local grocery has had the Rex Goliath merlot 1.5L on sale for $11....pretty good stuff for that price range.
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: wild willie on April 06, 2014, 08:26:50 AM
CARLO ROSSI!
Title: Re: red wine..
Post by: CT_Muscle on April 09, 2014, 10:38:39 AM
..turns out that i hate it..anyone know of a red wine that isnt dry and taste like leather?

bench

Not sure if this falls into the same category but try pomegranate wine.....it is red  ;D
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: SwolenUp on September 24, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
(http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/wildirishrose.jpg)

That brings up bad memories from my youth! :P

I like most of Trader Joes wine & beer selection. Unique brands sold at a low cost.
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Agnostic007 on January 30, 2019, 10:31:08 PM

Actually, more and more wine makers are boxing some of their wine and they're  not bad.  Not like the old days.  It's economical and it stores much better than a bottle after being opened since there's no air introduced.

Name one decent box wine
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Agnostic007 on January 30, 2019, 10:33:11 PM
boxes and screw tops are far superior to bottles and corks...


less aesthetic but more efficient


some cheap wines are pretty decent... the pricing of most bottles has more to do with the house than the quality of the wine itself

I can't find a decent box wine that compares to a $12 bottle of Cabernet. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Princess L on January 31, 2019, 09:17:37 AM
I can't find a decent box wine that compares to a $12 bottle of Cabernet. Any recommendations?

(https://images.samsclubresources.com/is/image/samsclub/0008012028151_A?$img_size_380x380$)

(https://www.reversewinesnob.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2012-Black-Box-Platinum-Cabernet-Sauvignon.jpg)
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Agnostic007 on February 02, 2019, 11:20:57 AM
(https://images.samsclubresources.com/is/image/samsclub/0008012028151_A?$img_size_380x380$)

(https://www.reversewinesnob.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2012-Black-Box-Platinum-Cabernet-Sauvignon.jpg)

eeewwww
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Princess L on February 05, 2019, 07:31:10 AM
eeewwww

What's a good $12 bottle IYO?
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: njflex on February 12, 2019, 12:27:21 PM
What's a good $12 bottle IYO?
GRAYSON CELLARS 12.00 AND UNDER DEPENDING NICE CAB
Title: Re: Cheap Wine
Post by: Agnostic007 on February 16, 2019, 03:32:25 PM
What's a good $12 bottle IYO?

I to be fair I haven't tried the black box platinum you posted, but I have tried a slew of box wines. Just bought a House Wine Cabernet today to try out.

A good 12 bottle of wine for me would be

Joel Gott 815 Cab
Sterling Vintners Collection Merlot $9.99
19 Crimes Shiraz  $9.99
Menage a Trois Cab $12
Ste Chateau Michelle Cab $12