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I've had $100 bottles

 

And that is still not expensive for wine.  But agreed, unless your palatte is attuned to wines (mine is not) then that is too much to be spending right now.

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And that is still not expensive for wine.  But agreed, unless your palatte is attuned to wines (mine is not) then that is too much to be spending right now.

I get what you're saying but honestly palette has absolutely nothing to do with it. It's been proven time and again that wine tasting is a bunch of BS. Here's another good article:

http://tinyurl.com/nqbm5ml
 

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Get a menu from a local 'classy' restaurant. Then track down the wines at the liquor depot. Best if you can ask the server which ones are the most popular, and start with those.

 

If you are serious and want to focus on reds, invest in a wine aerator, and a wine sealer/pump to remove the air from the bottle. you store it for 3 days max.

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It's been proven time and again that wine tasting is a bunch of BS

 

How do you mean, are you trying to argue that a

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If you want to try a bunch of different wines, Wine tasting is great way. :)

 

There is a massive range of Red, Pink, and White wines, and Blends. Most are based on Grape varieties (some blended, which some pinks are of red and white).  There are also Meads which are fruit based wines, high sweet and flavorful. Some are mellow, some are middle-ground, some are higher flavored, and some are downright "spicy".

 

Personally I tend to prefer Red wine, because most white wines are "drier" as in the tannin amount (see winkipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannin ). In fact Wikipedia has a good quick rundown of wine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine. Also the reds I tend to go for have hints of chocolate, dates, cherries, raspberries, other berries, peppery, and some other hits. I go for sweet reds, and reds based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah / Shiraz, and blend of such.

 

I have been buying some wines from Sam's Club (I'm sure Costco also has a massive collection). Any Wine/Liquor store should have a collection to go from. A Winery would mostly have their own regional types, and small production batch runs you could not get at any of the retail establishments.

 

Also once you get into wine, you begin to know which ones would do well in food. Not just pairing with for eating/drinking, but cooking with. Example: Red Wine Chocolate cake ( http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/09/red-wine-chocolate-cake/ ). :blushing:  :innocent:  :devil:

 

Good Luck on your adventure into the world of Wine! :fun:

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Maynard James Keenan,the lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Pusifer owns this Winery. I have never tried it but being a Tool fan well.....

 

https://caduceus.org/frontpage/

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