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Wine, what's in your glass?

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Toothpick, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  2. You can do this but if you are anything like me the odds of being able to let it sit are slim.

    If you want to go the aerator root there are heaps to choose from. I use a knock off Vinturi and it does an alright job. I however have given the proper ones as gifts and they work great. I know quite a few wineries over use then at their cellar doors.
     
  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    cook dinner? Me? nahhh
     
  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I don't fancy myself a sommelier by any means. I mean....I bought this wine just cause I like horses so yeah...

    This might be the first one I can honestly say does not taste very good to me.

    But I'll let another glass make the final decision.
     
  6. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    Jason it gets better the more glasses in regardless....
     
  7. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Truth

    #2 was eh

    #3 is..well...not so bad afterall
     
  8. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  9. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    nothing special, specially compared to that Monesterio bottle the other day, but I needed it to cook and it wasnt bad at all

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  10. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Always be careful when the wine has an animal on the label. They might be telling you where it came from.
     
  11. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    That brings up a good question
    I'm wondering if there is wine that is just for cooking? Or is any wine suitable for cooking and drinking.
    What is the rule of thumb....anyone? Just go by price?

    I did have a long face the next morning....
     
  12. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    There are some wines sold as "cooking wines"--you don't want those. They have added salt and other nastiness in them. I've always heard don't use anything you wouldn't drink. For things where the wine is an important part of the finished product, like a wine sauce, I try to use one of our "everyday" drinking wines. Something we like to drink but isn't something we'd save for a special occasion. For something that you'd use to rinse out cans of tomato sauce to dump in spaghetti sauce and cook for a while, I'm not as picky--generally have a jug of Gallo or something for that. But I am uncouth and have been known to drink home made scuppernong wine out of a tin can.

    A horse walks into a bar...
     
  13. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

  14. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

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  15. I'm getting ready to move house, so the booze cabinets are getting emptied a bit at a time (it's an adventure I tell you - some of that stuff moved in with me 12ish years ago!).

    I found this at the back of a cupboard...

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    Not exactly in its prime, but it survived.
     
  16. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    @Lucretia I'm sure it says on the bottle "cooking wine" or "for cooking" or something?
    Or maybe it's not mixed in with the other wine?
    Knowing me I'd grab a bottle and drink it not knowing!
     
  17. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

  18. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Thanks! I should be safe then. Can't buy wine at grocery stores here (yet) and I highly doubt they would sell cooking wine at a liquor store.
     
  19. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

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    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

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