QPR Wines for September


There was some discussion of keeping a "recommended wines" list in the FAQs in other thread. That might be a little unwieldy, so here's an alternate idea. On the first of each month (obviously too late for September) some start a thread entitled "QPR Wines for September". Please post up to 5 wines that you thought were a great value and feel others should look for. 1) Does a price limit of $15US or your local equivalent seem about right (we can also do a splurge thread). 2) I'd encourage each poster to limit themselves to one post of 5 value wines per month, to keep things from being dominated by a few. I could easily name 15-25 ,but if a few of us did that it would make it so that the suggestions of those who only suggest one would get buried. 3) Please just post the wines, no commentary. This might be hard on verbose people like myself, but might encourage those who might otherwise be hesitant (if 7 people posted before you, each with comments, might not feel as comfortable just posting your wine). Certainly feel free to start a thread of your tasting impressions of any wine(s) and be as verbose as you want! 4) No bashing of others' suggestions. Let's try to be supportive as possible. If someone posts a wine you hate, feel free to start a thread of your tasting impressions of the wine and be as verbose as you want as to how horrible is. 5) Please try to be sure that the wines you suggest are reasonably available (wines only at one store, or at a winery is less valuable as a monthly resource) 6) If we continue this, how about a 2 month limit on posting any wine. This will ensure the list is a bit fresher.
Whew. Sound ok? This is an experiment, but I for one am willing to give it a try. To keep this thread as clean as possible, I'll post a second thread where you can make suggestions, call me an ass for trying this, etc. Can we try just posting suggested wines here? I'll follow with my suggestions.
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DaleW

2004/2005 Dom. Pepiere Muscadet $9-10 2004 Manciat "Franclieu" Macon-Charnay $12 2004 Iche (Ch. D'Oupia) "Les Heretiques" Vin de Pays d'Herault $7-8 2005 St. Urbans Hof Estate Riesling QbA $8-9 2004 Haut-Rian Bordeaux Blanc $8
Reply to
DaleW

2004 Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz $12-14 2004 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling $11-14 2003 Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz-Cabernet $11-13 2005 Yellow Tail Riesling $6-7
Salil
Reply to
Salil

Rosenblum Vintners Cuvee XXVIII Zinfandel (US)- US$9 Aberdeen Wine Co - Angus the Bull Cabernet (AU)'04 - US$13 Riboli Family - Maddalena Vyds Monterey Chardonnay '04 (US) - US$10 Drylands '05 Sauvignon Blanc (NZ) - US$13
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Midlife

"DaleW" wrote in news:1158321420.043413.250870 @p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com:
I keep coing back to
La Vieille Ferme, Cotes du Ventoux, 5.99USD is about all the QPR i need!
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Joseph Coulter

2004 Borsao Tres Picos $11-13US - not exactly new news, but a favorite 2004 Panarroz Jumilla $8US 2003 Aia Vecchia Lagone $12US - new to me, 'super' tuscan 2003 Andre Brunel L'Enclos $10
dale m
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Zo

Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rose 05 USD 10.99 Loimer Grüner Veltliner Langenlois 04 USD 13.99 Cave de Lugny Macon-Lugny Les Charmes 04 USD 10.99 Chiarlo Gavi di Gavi 05 USD 10.99
all from Pennsylvania USA state stores d.
Reply to
enoavidh

Wow, D, you can find Loimer in a PA state store? You must have better stores in P'burgh than I've seen in Philly, you lucky dog you.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 00:24:11 -0400, Mark Lipton wrote:
I've only had the Sommelongue once or twice, but the I think the L'Enclos is a bit lighter bodied, and what I think of as a more classic Cotes du Rhone. It has the balance between fuit and Rhone funkiness that I like. The Sommelongue seemed bigger, fruitier, with lower acid.
I like the Sommelongue as well, but since this was a QPR thread, I also wanted to mention a couple that I really like that are $10 or less. A lot of people I know who are new to wine or just intimidated by it are more likely to take a chance on a European wine (ie a wine they may have no frame of reference for) that is sub $10 rather than $10-15.
dale
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Zo

'03 Clos du Roy Fronsac -- 7 EU. (just tasted, a young monster but should be very nice in a couple of years). '04 Beaumes de Venise, Cave de Beaumes -- 5 EU '04 Corbieres Dom Ste Marie des Crozes 'Cuvee Vigneron' -- 2 EU ! '04 Schlossberg Riesling, Coop -- 7 EU
All should be pretty widely available.
-E
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Emery Davis

Mark Lipton wrote in news:BI6dnTwCS9TYU5HYnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@insightbb.com:
Hi Mark. Seems like someone at the PLCB must like GV :) I do see that the Philly store at 1218 Chestnut still has 11 units available... Seems like then eastern side of Pennsylvania gets all the interesting Rieslings, tho' :( d.
Reply to
enoavidh

The PLCB store in Wyomissing (Berks County) also has several GV's; it is what they call a Specialty store.
Dan-O
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Dan The Man

"Dan The Man" wrote in news:1158588274.208845.63600 @e3g2000cwe.googlegroups.com:
Yes, exactly, Dan-O. I don't think any GVs have reached "Regular" status at this point, so they won't be found in a non-Specialty store. I usually shop at one of two Specialty stores, anyways, and I think I might be the only person who evens buys the GVs :) Life is good :) more GV for me :) d.
Reply to
enoavidh

Ah, it's ok, I don't mind people asking & answering questions- I would think the group would be ok with that.
Reply to
DaleW

The store at the Village Square Mall (next to South Hlils Village in Bethel Park/Mt. Lebanon) had Rudi Pichler GV and Riesling the last time I was home (2 years ago). Both very, very good and well worth seeking out.
Dave
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Dave Devine

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