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I also just was introduced to Cava, by my FI who has working at a Spanish restaurant for awhile. Not really sure how to explain it but it's like a fruitier champagne. Amazing.

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Love Cavas - the Spanish version of Prosecco. It's delicious. I see more and more of them on menus as alternatives to champagne - especially by the glass (or you get those little splits that are so fun!).

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Thanks for the tip on Rose - I will check out Montes Cherub.

I think we're doing a Prosecco for our "champagne" toast as I wasn't wild about any of the sparkling wines my hotel offered - and the real champagnes were just ridiculously expensive for 75 people who probably aren't that interested. I'm having trouble finding any info/ratings on the one they offer though: NV Prosecco, Il Follo Villa Luigia Brut Valdobbiadene.
LOVE Presecco! FI and I are obsessed!

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We live within 45 mins-2 hrs of 7 different wine regions in CA (Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast, East Bay/Livermore, Lodi, Amador, Foothills) therefore we get to go tasting at least once a month. So we are some spoiled winos!! We also belong to more wine clubs then we should cheers.gif  I love reds, particularly Cabs, Tempranillos, and petite sirahs, and not a fan of most merlots. My belief is, if wine is served in church, it must be good for the soul wink.gif
 

Foxy, you have an awesome job! SO jealous!!

Originally Posted by foxytv View Post

Don't know how in the world I have missed this thread!

I love wine as well. I drink - wine, water and beer, lol.

I am actually a wine distributor, so I sell wine to restaurants, hotels, clubs, stores, etc. And I recently passed my Introductory Sommelier class ... so in a few more years I *should* be a certified sommelier.

I started out drinking Boones Farm and white zinfandel in college - graduated to Rieslings and Franzia wine-in-a-box. :)

Now, I am a lover of all things wine and appreciate so many different varietals. It's amazing how your palate changes and allows you to enjoy and appreciate different wines over time.

I sell over 4,000 differnt wines ... in all price points ... so I have my favorites in every price range.

The best wine is the wine that you like. It is a totally beautiful and subjective experience. If you like it - then it's a good wine. That's what I tell my customers as well. And I love when I can find them wines that they love that are not expensive.


 


That shower idea is sooo cute....i just may steal it, my MOH has been hassling me for what I want at my shower. If we weren't going to MX for our wedding, we'd totally be going to a vineyard!

Originally Posted by Amarillis View Post

I have no idea how I missed this thread!

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Since this is a wedding forum and this is a wine related thread i'm going to post this here: lol Have any of you seen one of the newest trends for weddings is having the couples favorite bottles and assortments of wine out for their guests autographs and messages? The the guests are provided with gold or silver permanent markers to write their special notes or comments on them. I just saw this and thought it was a great idea/ keep sake.... just wanted to pass it on wink.gif One couple had 25 bottles, one for every anniversary until their 25th.

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t25850

This is EXACTLY what my Wine Club did as a shower for me last summer. My mom supplied labels to everyone to write 'reasons to open' on each bottle. It was a very exciting moment when we opened our 'first month of marraige' bottle, and I plan on Friday to open the 'thank you cards are finished' bottle - we are STILL getting presents for our JAN wedding.

I love love love wine. Oh my where do I start.

Red is my absolute favourite - right now DH and I are really into Malbec's -- from specifically Argentina. A fantastic one (which was also a wedding gift) is CATENA ALTA MALBEC 2005 it is kinda expensive -- but freakin fantastic.

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The best wine is the wine that you like. It is a totally beautiful and subjective experience. If you like it - then it's a good wine. That's what I tell my customers as well. And I love when I can find them wines that they love that are not expensive.
I totally agree with Tami, a co-worker of mine and I had a competition going, every payday (bi-weekly) we'd buy each other a bottle of wine. The wine had to be good (obviously) but furthermore, had to be under $10....

IN CANADA THIS IS NOT SUCH AN EASY TASK. (I am totally jealous of the American girls, while in Florida last year - Publix (grocery store), had my fav under $10/$15 bottles -- for under $6.... and some had COUPONS -- so not fair. oops hijacked.gif

I am thrilled to see other's opinions of wines... keep em comin!


 

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I really ave no idea how to pick wine. I just pick a bottle with a nice label that comes from a place that has a rep of good wines and hope the taste pleases me.

Sorry but besides mojitos I am not big on drinking.

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We LOVE trying any and all red - lately, been hooked on Malbec (Argentina). I love reading all your suggestions!

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I love trying different wines!! I tend to gravitate towards carmeneres from Chile for reds. I also prefer sweeter dessert wines & rose wines. Living on Long Island, I'm about 40 mins away from a variety of vineyards and one of my favorites from LI wineries is the Winter White from Pindar Vineyards - a white blend & very good!! I also like the moscatos & the moscato di Asti as well as Riesling. For our wedding we might use Riesling for the toast or Moscato di Asti since I get allergic reactions to a lot of champagnes, which is quite strange. :(

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