Wines and wine grapes : LUSENET : Medley Discussion : One Thread

What's your favorite wine grape? Or, if you want to be specific, what's your favorite wine? Are there any varietals you don't like? And of course, why or why not? :-)

-- Lyn (, November 29, 1999


I used to only drink Merlot, but lately I prefer Pinot Noir. I also like Petite Sirah ... although since I know absolutely nothing about wine, that might just be another grape hiding behind a different name.

I do not, as a rule, drink white wine, and I don't particularly like Cabernet Savignon, which I know makes me a weirdo among red wine drinkers. If I'm going to drink a cabernet, it had better be a good one.

-- Beth (, November 29, 1999.

I've been told I have no taste whatever in wine; these days I like a fruity white Zinfandel. In general I favor whites lately, but for no good reason.

-- David M. Chess (, November 30, 1999.

Oh, I can't decide.. (which is why I didn't post a response right away.) I do like both whites and reds. Bordeaux is nice... although I like which ever bank (left? right?) usually puts more merlot than Cab into the blend. Straight Cab doesn't do a lot for me unless I've got a very hearty meal to go with it. Whites... I'm not too crazy about Chardonnay. I find it... boring. I like to try the less popular grapes. I tried a Greek wine once it was called something like ritsina (I'm sure that's not the correct spelling.) It was awful. Tasted like pine.

-- Lyn (, November 30, 1999.

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