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Recommendations please.....

Posted by Alaskanpoppy, Jan 24, 2010.

Hello. I'm new to wine and looking for some recommendations on what a good wine to start off with would be.

Thanks!

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Reply by cigarman168, Jan 24, 2010.

What do you mean good wine. I assume you are talking about those value for money one and you can search here for past threads that have many good recommendations.

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Reply by John Andrews, Jan 25, 2010.

Wow ... completely open ended ... more details?

Red?

White?

Bubbly?

Good for dinner?

Good with buffalo?

Good with chicken?

Lots of smart wine people here. But for anyone can make a good recommendation we need to know a bit more about what you like.

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Reply by guymandude, Jan 25, 2010.

Welcome, go to wine tastings and then, go to wine tastings.

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Reply by amour, Jan 25, 2010.

amour here !
BIG BIG WELCOME!

a few points!.......wine of any kind, once it is pleasant to your taste,
drunk on its own or with pleasant food , in good company,
is the most civilized pleasure on earth.

The thing is, which wine one wants,
and how to know!

I sip wine, I drink wine, but I also took time
over the years to TASTE wine...to learn how
to assess its quality.
That is hard work.
But it pays off, in that one understands and appreciates a lot more.

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Reply by VegasOenophile, Jan 25, 2010.

Have you had anything yet? I mean there are lots of wines you could start with, but what have you had thus far, if anything? Are you interested in reds or whites specifically? What are your tastes in general? Savory? Sweet? Bitter?

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 25, 2010.

Congratulate yourself on joining the wine fraternity (or sorority) and start with a good Non Vintage Champagne. This may be a splurge, but it is the sweetest introduction. Try Roederer Premium Brut NV or some reaonable suggestion of a trustworthy local wine merchant.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 26, 2010.

Hi Alaskanpoppy and welcome to Snooth.

New to wine? So I would recommend the usual starting points. Try a Riesling from Germany that has a bit of sweetness, a mid0-range California Chardonnay and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It's not for nothing that these are three of the most popular wine styles on earth!

For reds I would recommend a Cotes du Rhone from France, an Australian Shiraz a nice Italian, perhaps a Chianti to get you started.

Where in Alaska are you? It must be a bit tough finding a great selection up there.

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Reply by amour, Feb 23, 2010.

Are you able to get the wines of ARGENTINA in Alaska?

You must try them!


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