What is everyone buying and drinking right now that gives you the best bang
for your wine bucks?
For me right now..I have bought a few cases of Nobilo
Sauvignon Blanc Regional Collection 2007. $8.99 at Costco. I just love it.
It works so well with all the spring food we're eating right now.
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They guy's name is really M. Quercy? Too funny. :)
For reds we do with 06 Roger Perrin CdR (4 EU) Ch. Ligre Chinon (6 I
think but can't remember off hand) 06 Loir from Fresneau (4 EU) and
La Soumade Rasteau villages (7.50 EU).
For whites Coteaux du Loir from Fresneau at 3 EU is fab, or Cheverny from
Bellier (4) or to fool the blind tasting an Ugni Blanc "La Souche" from
Faucon Dore (Puymeras) at 5 EU.
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:35:24 -0700, "Rigaboy"
Definitely the Clos des Verdot Red Côtes de Bergerac 2005 et €2.80 per
But real soon now, young M Quercy will have his Vin de Pays de la Haut
Quercy ready and that will be about €1.60 a litre and delicious with
All the best
Fatty from Forges
st love it.
year or so. At $5.49 a bottle it's hard to beat (if you like the wine, of c=
Always a qpr favorite.
Hofer and Huber Gruner Veltliner, both @ $10/liter
'06 Pepiere Muscadet $10/750 ml
Iche (d'Oupia) les Heretiques $8/750 ml
just love it.
st year or so. At $5.49 a bottle it's hard to beat (if you like the wine, of=
Love the Hofer but I feel like I must finish the bottle with the crown
seal. I also like Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir and Viogner for $8.99
"Rigaboy" skrev i melding
Recently it has been Bellingham Chenin Blanc 2007, from South Africa. A
nice, dry and crispy one. With the deprecation of the US currency it is now
13USD in Sweden.
I usually do one of two things with the liter GVs:
1) serve as apertif at outdoor parties
2) if just us for dinner, I fill a screwcap 375 all the way up and
store in fridge. About 600 ml left, which is about what our average
consumption is (400 for me, 200 for Betsy). Then I'll revisit the rest
one night when she's away (or use for cooking).
Will look for Tortoise Creek PN, thanks
Currently the wine is sourced from the Languedoc in a variety of
flavors...PN, SB, Viognier, Chard, Syrah, Cab, Merlot and are labeled
in an American way. All sell for roughly $8-$9 USD and are a good
thanks, I see the PN is at the Wine Shop on Upper East Side. If I'm in
neighborhood (not this week with pope's visit!) during retail hours
will try some. PN is the most interesting to me, as I find hardest to
find drinkable under $15.
I know, especially as they are IN Quercy.
Mind you, I once met a M Corrèze. He lived in the town of Corrèze,
which is on the river Corrèze, in the Corrèze department.
Look pretty good on an envelope!
Have they managed to avoid the sometimes searing acidty of the Loir?
(Puymeras) at 5 EU.
That's plain evil. Mind you, a friend in Bergerac once gave me a
bottle of her Botrytised Igni Blanc!!! Now that was one to fool the
cognoscenti. And Luc de Conti at Tour des Gendres (who doesn't do
sweet wines) gave me a half litre of his Saussignac. He rented some
land which was in a dreadful state and after clearing it and loving
it, discovered that it was planted with muscadelle still in its own
roots. So he thought he might as well have a go... And being 2002, he
managed to get a magnificent crop from it. He was foolish and unlucky
enough to give a taste to the land owner, who promptly decided to take
her land back and give it to the family - who now do a single picking
and pass the crop on to the local co-operative. They'll probably be
grubbing the vines up soon as they're old and not very productive.
All the best
Fatty from Forges
They have indeed, it's a lovely floral Chenin with good balance. Really
very similar to the basic Jasnieres but a little lighter.
(Puymeras) at 5 EU.
I'm not very good at blind tastings, I can sometimes get the grape
or even appellation (with luck) but stuff like vintage or maker usually
is completely beyond me. So I like the idea of throwing a monkey
wrench at those (few) who are good at it. :)
The story of Ugni in Le Faucon, which has pretty rude weather and is
at altitude -- and organic grapes too, which doesn't facilitate -- is that
over many years they tried different varieties to achieve physiological
ripeness, with no luck (with white grapes) with the usual Rhone
varieties. But the Ugni had been planted over 100 years ago, and was
producing good fruit, so they stuck with it. An interesting wine,