Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by wcontratto » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:56 pm

thorazine wrote:I'm all about wine!

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I don't see my dark color there... but say what you will, Mad Dog is some of the best to use for making hot mulled wine if the winter gets cold enough.

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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by Chester Field » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:14 pm

Well, seeing how Mad Dog made the cut...

Sweet Bay has had a couple of cheap wines on for even cheaper at 2 for $9. Since we tend to consume regularly with dinner, it's good to have a cheap goto wine. Rex Goliath and Flip Flop have both been on for $4.50/btl plus the extra 10% off when you buy more than six. The Rex Zinfandel, Shiraz and Pinot Noir are all drinkable (comparable to some other $9 bottles [smilie=011.gif] ) and the Flip Flop Merlot, if you get the California bottles and not the Left Coast bottles is likewise drinkable.

Now, it's no Sterling -Three Palms- Merlot, but it's better than Sutter if that means anything.
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Post by 5.45 freak » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:55 pm

italian reds,german whites

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Post by hueytaxi » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:11 pm

Spur of the elitist moment,I felt the need to splurge on a nice bottle of wine today. Looked over the selection and decided to spend a little more. found a nice domestic red for $$$$13.00!
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Post by e606 » Thu May 08, 2014 6:57 am

Probably not adding a whole lot to this thread, but if you want to see a nice variety of wines & beer & haven't been there, Total wine & more is pretty nice. Any price range, literally thousands of wines & beers.
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Post by oldknome » Thu May 08, 2014 7:12 am

And if you haven't been there Murielle Winery in Clearwater has tastings on saturday. I think they had about 8 bottles open when I went, no charge. Just south or Ulmerton between 19 and 49th
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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by Nicolas » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:01 pm

Rent almost all European wine, that is mass produced, now comes with a screw cap...and to the person who says they put ice in with red wine, thanks a little bit of sick popped into my mouth.....bloody savages :ber

My current favorites are as follows

Domaine de Biéville 2013 Chablis ( French White )

Joseph Mellot Réserve Prestige Sauvignon Blanc 2013 ( French White )

Domaine Dampt Petit Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2013 ( French White )

Domaine Dampt Petit Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2013 (French Red )

Château Portal Cuvée Les Molières 2013 ( French Red )

Corsiero Nero 2013 ( Italian Red )

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Post by tector » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:20 pm

My favorite wines are bourbon and beer, but occasionally I'll slum with some vodka.
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Post by LurkMastR » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:46 pm

tector wrote:My favorite wines are bourbon and beer, but occasionally I'll slum with some vodka.
For all you wine bourbon/whiskey drinkers, I highly recommend these if you like to have your drink on the rocks (or rock in this case). Makes large (about 2 inch) ice cubes, and I find that one cube is all you need. Regular ice from fridge dispenser all melts before you're done with the drink, but even with slow sipping, there's a bit of ice left with these.

http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-King-Cube- ... B00395FHRO

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Post by tector » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:07 pm

LurkMastR wrote:
tector wrote:My favorite wines are bourbon and beer, but occasionally I'll slum with some vodka.
For all you wine bourbon/whiskey drinkers, I highly recommend these if you like to have your drink on the rocks (or rock in this case). Makes large (about 2 inch) ice cubes, and I find that one cube is all you need. Regular ice from fridge dispenser all melts before you're done with the drink, but even with slow sipping, there's a bit of ice left with these.

http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-King-Cube- ... B00395FHRO
Have it already! But a great recommendation nonetheless.
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Post by Big_Mike » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:25 pm

LurkMastR wrote:
tector wrote:My favorite wines are bourbon and beer, but occasionally I'll slum with some vodka.
For all you wine bourbon/whiskey drinkers, I highly recommend these if you like to have your drink on the rocks (or rock in this case). Makes large (about 2 inch) ice cubes, and I find that one cube is all you need. Regular ice from fridge dispenser all melts before you're done with the drink, but even with slow sipping, there's a bit of ice left with these.

http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-King-Cube- ... B00395FHRO

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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by LurkMastR » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:38 pm

Your local Bed, Bath, & Beyond store might have them too. I think that's where wifey purchased ours.

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Post by Nicolas » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:11 pm

Seeing as Florida has vine yards what is the local plonk like ?

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Post by P5 guy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:48 pm

Nicolas wrote:Seeing as Florida has vine yards what is the local plonk like ?
Florida wine has the bouquet of a Miccosukee Indian's armpit. This is a wine for lying down and avoiding. To paraphrase Monty Python.
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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by LurkMastR » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:10 pm

The only FL wines I'm tried are Lakeridge & San Sebastion. To put it nicely, I haven't re-tried either of them recently.

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Re: Any Wine-O's on FSN ?

Post by Nicolas » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:37 am

Certified Florida Farm Wineries and Vineyards

Name Location Telephone Web

Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville (352) 337-2544 Web
Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery Duette (941) 776-0418 Web
Chautauqua Vineyards DeFuniak Springs (850) 892-5887 Web
Dakotah Vineyards and Winery Chiefland (352) 493-9309 Web
Emerald Coast Wine Cellars Destin (850) 837-9500 Web
Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery Fort Pierce (772) 595-0699 Web
Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach (386) 693-4950 Web
Florida Orange Groves, Inc. and Winery St. Petersburg 1-800-338-7923 Web
Henscratch Farms Vineyards and Winery Lake Placid (863) 699-2060 Web
Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka (407) 814-8330
Island Grove Wine Company Hawthorne (352) 481-9463 Web
Keel and Curley Winery Plant City (813) 752-9100 Web
Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards Clermont 1-800-768-9463 Web
Log Cabin Winery Satsuma (386) 467-0000 Web
Monticello Vineyards and Winery Monticello (850) 294-WINE Web
Oak Haven Winery, LLC Sorrento (352) 735-1996 Web
Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay (850) 547-2254 Web
Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Inc. Bradenton (941) 322-0976 Web
Royal Manor Winery Interlachen (386) 916-8909 Web
San Sebastian Winery St. Augustine 1-888-826-1594 Web
Schnebly Redland's Winery Homestead (305) 242-1224 Web
SeaBreeze Winery Panama City Beach (850) 230-3330 Web
Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery Spring Hill (352) 799-7612 Web
Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin (386) 659-1707 Web
Three Oaks Winery Vernon (850) 535-9463 Web
True Blue Winery Davenport (863) 557-2819 Web
Other Florida Wineries and Vineyards
Name Location Telephone Web
Aspirations Winery Clearwater (727) 799-9463 Web
Cork Screw Winery Estero (239) 949-2675
Empire Winery and Distillery Newport Richey (727) 819-2821 Web
Florida Estates Winery Land O' Lakes (813) 996-2113 Web
The Florida Winery Madeira Beach (727) 362-0008 Web
Grapes of Kath Vineyards Sebring (863) 382-4706
Lions Run Winery Miami (707) 287-0273
Mitillini Vineyards Live Oak (386) 364-1773 Web
Monarch Wine Company West Palm Beach (561) 655-8977
Murielle Winery Clearwater (727) 561-0336 Web
Patrick Avery Largo (727) 531-2747
Ridgeback Winery Mount Dora (352) 383-4133
Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs (727) 943-7029 Web
Time to Make Wine Inc. Cape Coral (239) 542-9463 Web
Yellow River Vineyards Holt (850) 537-8505

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisio ... -Vineyards

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Post by flcracker » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:38 am

P5 guy wrote: Florida wine has the bouquet of a Miccosukee Indian's armpit. This is a wine for lying down and avoiding. To paraphrase Monty Python.
=:wvr
Clearly you have not spent any effort tasting some of the finer wines made in Florida these days. Your statement may have been correct in 1982 when the only Florida wines available were byproducts of the "generic neutral grain alcohol from citrus" distilleries in Aurburndale & Lake Alfred. Not so true now.

Absolutely the tastiest ruby port the I've ever had came from San Sebastian Wineries in St. Augustine. Keel & Curry is making themselves known in the Tampa area, and has added craft beer to their line up.

Fodder & Shine - a new restaurant in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa - is offering Florida Colonial Period inspired food along with small batch local 'shine - not sure about their wine cellar yet. Ulele (also new, along the Hillsborough River Waterfront) is reported to have some excellent Florida wine offerings.
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Post by P5 guy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:33 pm

You are right, I've not tasted Florida wine.

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Post by czharry » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:15 am

We have Schnebly's Winery, down here in Homestead. Excellent winery, if a bit on the pricey side (for me). I'm not much of a wine drinker. Won't turn down a glass, though.
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Post by hueytaxi » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:55 am

flcracker wrote:
Clearly you have not spent any effort tasting some of the finer wines made in Florida these days. Your statement may have been correct in 1982 when the only Florida wines available were byproducts of the "generic neutral grain alcohol from citrus" distilleries in Aurburndale & Lake Alfred. Not so true now.

Absolutely the tastiest ruby port the I've ever had came from San Sebastian Wineries in St. Augustine. Keel & Curry is making themselves known in the Tampa area, and has added craft beer to their line up.

Fodder & Shine - a new restaurant in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa - is offering Florida Colonial Period inspired food along with small batch local 'shine - not sure about their wine cellar yet. Ulele (also new, along the Hillsborough River Waterfront) is reported to have some excellent Florida wine offerings.
Thank you for these suggestions. Back in my H. S. days, I spent a lot of time in St. Aug on the weekends. As liquor was not unheard of in my peer group, we drank what was available. we had a local friend who made wine from some of the local grapes. I'm talking a backyard shed operation, but when chilled it was a rather remarkable drink on a hot afternoon on the sands. And I didn't like wine, I thought, at the time. I enjoyu wine today, but a true connoisseur would choke on my selections I'm sure.
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