Comments on: Assorted wine (links) http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Delrio80 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-16973 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:18:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-16973 I have actually found some decent bottles of Bordeaux within $8 – $15, Ive also found some pretty good duds too. My wife and I blog about our finds at random stores trying to keep below $15 and we’ve had pretty good success with finding some exceptional wines. Unfortunatley society see’s more value within the price tag thsn in the actual product. Check us out if you have a chance, www.recession-wines.com

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By: MitchW http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-15950 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 01:31:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-15950 I don’t doubt it, topofeatureAM. I’ve just never been particularly lucky at picking out wines I like. Partly this is ignorance, and partly its due to the fact that our excellent neighborhood wine shop (where I did have fantastic luck for a few months) was a casualty of the recession. Though I’m skeptical that there is more diversity in wine these days than there is in beer. A decade ago? Unquestionably. Now, I’m not so sure.

As for the 750/ABV part, I meant that as an indicator that the bottle was great for sharing, much like a bottle of wine.

Here’s an interesting question: I’m just starting to see fine beer show up on on the menus of top notch restaurants. Is this because the restaurateur would prefer me to purchase a higher priced (and higher mark-up?) bottle of wine, or because the beer movement hasn’t been fully integrated into the industry yet?

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By: Lakerman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-15949 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:23:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-15949 Felix, You should give the Perrin Cotes du Rhone a try next time you are at Trader Joe’s. It goes for $6.99 here in California, I assume they carry it in the New York stores. Very good every day wine, which is something we don’t do very well here compared to Europe. Some of the Santa Barbara wineries are starting to make Rhone style wines but they charge $40 a bottle, which seems to miss the point of these wines.

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By: MattF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-15926 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:04:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-15926 FYI, there’s a restaurant that’s going to open soon in my neighborhood where the wine will be sold at retail + $5, basically a corkage fee. The restaurant owners run a wine shop a few blocks away, so they apparently will regard the restaurant as a place to show their wares. Should be interesting.

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By: topofeatureAM http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-15921 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:53:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-15921 MitchW- I think if you look around you can find an even greater diversity of wine styles in the $8-$15 range – and depending on your thirst for alcohol a 750ml bottle of wine will last longer then a 750ml bottle of beer.

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By: MitchW http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/16/assorted-wine-links/comment-page-1/#comment-15918 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:03:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4284#comment-15918 I think the Pinney comment gets to the heart of why I’m such a big fan of the craft beer movement. For $8-$12 retail (non-New York prices), I can get a 750mL beer I’ve never had before in an incredibly wide range of styles. Even at a restaurant, paying $20 for something like this (frequently with a 8.5% and up ABV) is easily affordable. I enjoy wine, but I find that beer is every bit as classy, and more diverse. Plus, it’s way easier for me to understand.

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