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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Apparently my love for a good deal overtook my good sense this week. World Market was having a wine sale. I found a bottle that was originally $9, marked down to $1.50. I bought it.

And so tonight, I am drinking moscato rose from a screw top bottle. It doesn't get much classier than this folks!

What's everyone else drinking?


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Default  Posted: 5:54 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Mmmmm. I have a bottle of Cupcake Angel Food Cake chilling and a six-pack of Shock Top. Decisions, decisions...


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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I'm not drinking yet but I need to be


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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Is the angel food cake any good? I love their red velvet but have tried a few others and was not impressed.


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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I haven't tried it yet, Ama. I was looking for Skinny Girl Moscato but they didn't have any. It was my favorite supermarket, and it's closing But the wine and beer were on sale, so that moderated my sadness.

I'll let you know. I like the Red Velvet too. This is my first other flavor that I'm trying.


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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Not drinking yet. X doesn't pick the kids up til around 8:30, so it looks like I'll have some catching up to do!


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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Sad, the others I've tried all had "normal" wine names. None are worth bothering with, IMO.


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Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, May 17th (Friday)

None are worth bothering with, IMO.

Awe, Cupcake Chard used to be my go to wine to convert non wine drinkers. I've been pretty successful with it Might not be for a refined palate, but I think itís a pretty good value.


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Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I'm drowning my sadness of not going to St. Louis. Looking around here for something to drink.... I have a bottle of wine I got for $3.. I'll open that this can be the night for 'Sale Wines'.


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Default  Posted: 6:29 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I miss my New Mexico wines. St. Clair Nebbiolo was fabulous. I have to try a Texas winery one of these days.


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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Well, Angel Food Cake, not so cake-like I discovered a bottle of St. Clair Gewurtztraminer in the vegetable crisper, though. I also found out why the rabbit cork screw was only $5 in Target


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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I've got a bottle of Barefoot moscato, and leftover chocolate cake. And phone numbers for at least a couple of people at the St Louis g2g. now, how much trouble can I cause?...


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Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Inconnu...


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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, May 17th (Friday)

OOOOOhhhhh, trouble maker!!

I have cake, leftover birthday version, but no wines named for cakes...

alas.


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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Ama, if you have a Trader Joe's nearby, try the Sparkling Moscato--it's really good for summer!


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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Magic Hat Encore American Wheat IPA.

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Default  Posted: 6:58 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I do indeed have TJs. Love that place.

Moscato is one of the only sweet wines I actually like. I'm usually all about the dark, dry reds.

[This message edited by Amazonia at 7:03 PM, May 17th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:06 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I love reds; I used to be a cab lover, but since I discovered the New Mexico Nebbiolo, I'm on a quest for slightly sweet, spicy reds. Really good (read-expensive) zinfandels work but who can afford them on a regular basis? I do buy on sale at World Market, though.


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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I'll take chianti over almost anything.

Have you ever tried Seven Deadly Zins? It's not bad for the price point and the fact that it's a novelty wine. TJs used to sell it, I know Costco does too. I've see it at World Market but overpriced.

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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, May 17th (Friday)

You might want to try the nero d'avola at Trader Joe's, SiA. Not really sweet at all, but spicy. I generally prefer white, and sweet, but the nero d'avola is a red I really like.


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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Sad - have you tried shiraz? They might fit the bill for you.


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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I have had good shiraz but zins seem to be my favorite these days. I tried the Italian version of Zinfandel, but it was...meh.

I'll try the Nero, inconnu...tomorrow!


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Default  Posted: 8:32 PM, May 17th (Friday)

7 Deadly Zins is good for the price. It's my fallback wine these days, but I'm always looking for something better.

The zins from St. Clair are excellent, but they only sell as far as El Paso. Nothing here in Houston.


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Default  Posted: 8:34 PM, May 17th (Friday)

what about Malbec, Sad? They are spicy.


We need to do disney's food and wine. That would be fun..

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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, May 17th (Friday)

This may be my favorite bar thread yet ... I'm loving the wine recommendations.


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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Maybe wines need to be the next subject in the alphabet game?


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, May 17th (Friday)

I've moved on to a Hoegaarden witbier. It's a wheaty kind of night.

Any other beer drinkers, or is this strictly a wine bar?


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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, May 17th (Friday)

We can pull the beer bar next to the wine bar Losfer - welcome.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Thanks, Kajem!

Cheers!


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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Cheers!!


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, May 18th (Saturday)

(No; I'm not drinking--yet )

Wine-buying field trip today


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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

now that sounds like a fun field trip.


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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

We need a report, Sad!


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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

We need a report, Sad!

Maybe it was a taste testing field trip.

Any way a full report would be awesome.


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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

My favorite is a slightly sweet white from a winery that's just up the road, but it's a splurge at $25 a bottle!


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, May 18th (Saturday)


Mystos-a red blend
Tribunal-another red blend
Norton Malbec
Sicilia Nero d'Avola (red)
Moscato d'Asti (sparkling moscato)

So what am I drinking? Hot tea...


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Default  Posted: 11:13 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

I found Pandemonium california table red ... meh.

It's ok.. not much flavor.. I like my reds with spice.. this is missing something.

But the price was right..free... for that price it's good!


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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, May 19th (Sunday)

There are a lot of good California Zins in the $15ish range. But distribution is so hard to figure across the country. The Amador county Zins are great too, Karly, Cooper, etc., but I don't know how far their distribution is. I have a bottle of Caymus cab waiting for the right night.

Last night was a vodka tonic on the porch night. Mmm mmm.


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