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Luanne
09-16-2007, 01:27 PM
I haven't seen any recommendations on the wine of the day lately. And since I'm still such a novice I've been hesitating to buy anything. :o If anyone sees something that looks really good, please post. I'm looking to send some wine to my sil and bil as a house gift as we'll be staying with them over Thanksgiving.

wackymother
09-16-2007, 02:58 PM
I bought six of a $6 Australian merlot from the website a couple of weeks ago. It's still downstairs in its box. I think we had some of the shiraz from the same winery a long time back and it was okay, though not spectacular.

We just went out to brunch and bought two bottles of inexpensive white wine, a pinot grigio and a muscadet. We're going to try them because we need a case of decent white.

bigfrank
09-16-2007, 06:38 PM
I have not seen any great bargains altho I did end up with a great deal a few weeks back on a Montepulchiano.

wackymother
09-16-2007, 06:55 PM
Frank, that Terranova (I think?) that you recommended a while back was delish. It was over my usual price range--like $13?--but really worth it.

Luanne
09-16-2007, 08:11 PM
Okay, so the reason there haven't been any recommendations posted is because there hasn't been anything really noteworthy? I'll just keep my eyes open in case anyone sees something. :biggrin:

wackymother
09-16-2007, 09:10 PM
I know I've found it hard to get worked up about anything. There have been deals that looked pretty good, but then the descriptions seemed a little lackluster. Or else the descriptions seemed great, but the wine was too pricey for me.

Glitter Brunello
09-16-2007, 09:48 PM
The sommelier at Esca recommended this wine a few weeks ago. We loved it, and I was pleased to find it at this price ($21.95). I know that's higher than we usually spend 'round here, and it is a white, but I don't often find whites in that price range that I really love. And it's young, but very lovely as is. So here's the link if you're interested:

http://www.capitalwine.net/Wine/Bruno-Giacosa-Roero-Arneis-2006/

wackymother
09-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the recommendation! I bookmarked it. But this time I need a whole case of something good in the $10 range, for a party.

Luanne
09-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Anyone think today's selection sounded good?

Wines 'Til Sold Out (http://www.happyhourspro.com/store/wtso/html/store/index.htm)

wackymother
09-21-2007, 05:00 PM
Yes, it looks good to me. I bought six. I like that the NY Times liked it as one of their guzzle-able cheapies.

Luanne
09-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Yes, it looks good to me. I bought six. I like that the NY Times liked it as one of their guzzle-able cheapies.

Thanks. If it's good enough for you, I'm sure it's good enough for me. :wink:

wackymother
09-21-2007, 05:17 PM
I hope it's good...I can't take the pressure!

Glitter Brunello
09-21-2007, 09:01 PM
Anyone think today's selection sounded good?

Wines 'Til Sold Out (http://www.happyhourspro.com/store/wtso/html/store/index.htm)

I tried to buy it, too, but it sold out as I was trying. And that was before I checked here at the 4ms. Let me know how it is!

wackymother
09-21-2007, 09:15 PM
Luanne actually posted before I got the email that the wine had changed. She must have seen it just as it came on. Good work, Luanne!

Luanne
09-21-2007, 10:21 PM
Luanne actually posted before I got the email that the wine had changed. She must have seen it just as it came on. Good work, Luanne!


Pure luck, :biggrin:.

Glitter Brunello
09-21-2007, 10:26 PM
To our members and friends:
Fall is here and the holidays are quickly approaching. We hope you have all had a great summer. We at winestilsoldout have worked tirelessly over the summer to bring you the best wines available throughout the world at prices you will not believe, and as always, delivered to your door free of charge.
Get your credit cards ready!!! This Marathon Monday is on par with the original event that put us on the map. This one is sure to make your head spin!
We will present over 90 labels during the day with names like Nickel and Nickel, Tardieu Laurent, Sassicaia, Verget, Freemark Abbey, Rubicon, Hewitt, Far Niente, Insignia, Duck Horn, and Jadot, just to name a few.

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All orders will ship no later than Wednesday October 3rd. 2nd day Air is available as always for an additional $2.75 per bottle. 2nd day Air orders will ship no later than Wednesday, September 26th. You can e mail us anytime if you have any questions.
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bigfrank
09-22-2007, 01:14 AM
There is a cheap wine up rightnow. i have never had it so I can not say if it good or not.

wackymother
09-22-2007, 07:58 AM
I suspect Marathon Monday will be too rich for my bloodstream.

wackymother
09-22-2007, 08:30 AM
BTW, Luanne, I just got an e-mail from Western Beverage. Here they're the liquor store that goes with Costco, although they're sort of a separate store. The one by us has wine tastings on Saturdays and they pour inexpensive wines, so you can try them before you plunk down your $3.

Sometimes the wines are horrendous, just repellent, but once in a while they're quite good, and it's nice to try different things. We got a chardonnay in a two-pack (!!!) a while back that was actually very very good, two bottles for $7.

And by the way...my friend around the corner keeps reminding me that three-buck-Chuck WON a blind tasting at some major wine competition. She's very big on Charles Shaw and buys it three cases at a time.

wackymother
09-22-2007, 11:40 AM
The wine that's up now is appealing to me. It's $7.99.

Caliterra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserva 2005

from Chile.

I would get some if I hadn't just bought two sets of six bottles of other stuff. I'm still looking for a fabulous white.

Luanne
09-22-2007, 12:47 PM
The wine that's up now is appealing to me. It's $7.99.

Caliterra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserva 2005

from Chile.

I would get some if I hadn't just bought two sets of six bottles of other stuff. I'm still looking for a fabulous white.

Just ordered 6 bottles. That, and what I ordered yesterday, should hold me for awhile. I'm still looking for something "wonderful" to send to my sil and bil. And, I got the same email yesterday.

wackymother
09-22-2007, 12:50 PM
Just ordered 6 bottles. That, and what I ordered yesterday, should hold me for awhile. I'm still looking for something "wonderful" to send to my sil and bil. And, I got the same email yesterday.

Frank and Glitter will be better able to advise you on the good stuff! I have that double bottle that Frank recommended so highly. It's so beautiful I don't think I can bear to drink it.

Glitter Brunello
09-22-2007, 01:24 PM
Frank and Glitter will be better able to advise you on the good stuff! I have that double bottle that Frank recommended so highly. It's so beautiful I don't think I can bear to drink it.

I have two of the large bottles, one is the chianti, and I am even more excited about the other, the Ferrari-Carano Sienna 2001 ( 1.5 Liter), which I picked up for only $29.99. I don't really know anyone who'd appreciate them as gifts, so will save them for the holiday dinner(s) here.

Luanne, keep an eye on Marathon Monday. Hopefully Frank will be around to post, I am going to be stuck out at Stonybrook for hours waiting on my Dad's colonoscopy. Not sure if there will be WiFi in the waiting room but I'll bring my laptop just in case. But the wines listed with ratings, combined with the price (particularly on the higher end) should give you a good idea of quality. Honestly, I don't know that much about wines. I just know what I like when I taste it, and there are certain types/regions/wineries that I know I like. And I think it's far more challenging to find a good inexpensive wine, than a good "special" wine...

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