Ando's Thread For Wine That Is Red

Bardas

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My wife worked last year with a wine conoisseur ( He`d been a sommelier at one time so knew his stuff) who asked in some depth about our wine preferences. Red wise, we tended towards Merlot, and for white Chardonnay was a regular.

Before returning to warmer climes, he advised her that perhaps we could do better with our wine choices at our budget level by choosing some different varieties that tended towards higher quality, partly due to the fact that they were more difficult grape types to work with so brought out the best in vine yards, whilst having similarities with what we liked.

I was initially a bit put out ( ok, jealous! ) that my own choices were being undermined by some younger tanned richer foreign dude with better taste and an exciting lifestyle. :)

However, the chap was civilised enough to leave a selection with us when he left the country, to demonstrate his point, and in his permanent absence I can confirm that all is forgiven. Top bloke! ;)

I pass on his wisdom for you.

For red, try any Pinot Noir above 6 or 7 quid.
White, Pinot Grigio.
 

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My wife worked last year with a wine conoisseur ( He`d been a sommelier at one time so knew his stuff) who asked in some depth about our wine preferences. Red wise, we tended towards Merlot, and for white Chardonnay was a regular.

Before returning to warmer climes, he advised her that perhaps we could do better with our wine choices at our budget level by choosing some different varieties that tended towards higher quality, partly due to the fact that they were more difficult grape types to work with so brought out the best in vine yards, whilst having similarities with what we liked.

I was initially a bit put out ( ok, jealous! ) that my own choices were being undermined by some younger tanned richer foreign dude with better taste and an exciting lifestyle. :)

However, the chap was civilised enough to leave a selection with us when he left the country, to demonstrate his point, and in his permanent absence I can confirm that all is forgiven. Top bloke! ;)

I pass on his wisdom for you.

For red, try any Pinot Noir above 6 or 7 quid.
White, Pinot Grigio.
I like Sauvignon blanc.
 

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My wife worked last year with a wine conoisseur ( He`d been a sommelier at one time so knew his stuff) who asked in some depth about our wine preferences. Red wise, we tended towards Merlot, and for white Chardonnay was a regular.

Before returning to warmer climes, he advised her that perhaps we could do better with our wine choices at our budget level by choosing some different varieties that tended towards higher quality, partly due to the fact that they were more difficult grape types to work with so brought out the best in vine yards, whilst having similarities with what we liked.

I was initially a bit put out ( ok, jealous! ) that my own choices were being undermined by some younger tanned richer foreign dude with better taste and an exciting lifestyle. :)

However, the chap was civilised enough to leave a selection with us when he left the country, to demonstrate his point, and in his permanent absence I can confirm that all is forgiven. Top bloke! ;)

I pass on his wisdom for you.

For red, try any Pinot Noir above 6 or 7 quid.
White, Pinot Grigio.
Sorry Ando, can't be doing with Pinot Noir, far too light for me, and tried many different (and pricy) kinds.
 

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My wife worked last year with a wine conoisseur ( He`d been a sommelier at one time so knew his stuff) who asked in some depth about our wine preferences. Red wise, we tended towards Merlot, and for white Chardonnay was a regular.

Before returning to warmer climes, he advised her that perhaps we could do better with our wine choices at our budget level by choosing some different varieties that tended towards higher quality, partly due to the fact that they were more difficult grape types to work with so brought out the best in vine yards, whilst having similarities with what we liked.

I was initially a bit put out ( ok, jealous! ) that my own choices were being undermined by some younger tanned richer foreign dude with better taste and an exciting lifestyle. :)

However, the chap was civilised enough to leave a selection with us when he left the country, to demonstrate his point, and in his permanent absence I can confirm that all is forgiven. Top bloke! ;)

I pass on his wisdom for you.

For red, try any Pinot Noir above 6 or 7 quid.
White, Pinot Grigio.
Great intel Bardas, I will certainly be following the recommendations…. At home I drink a lot of Cotes Du Rhone but when we go out I tend to default to Merlot… and my wife to Chardonnay..

I don’t know , these younger, rich, tanned foreign dudes think that they know it all !!
 

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My input into the Reds. In the cellar at the moment Medoc Bordeaux Rouge, Italian Zinfandel, Chilean Reserva Merlot and Portuguese Douro. I'll switch to the whites in Spring
 
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