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HairyArse
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Does anyone else just not 'get' wine?

I don't like the taste of either red or white and no matter how many times people tell me "you get a taste for it" it's just not happened.

My gf loves red and has a glass most nights but no matter how many times I try it, it just does nothing for me.
#1 at 23:34:09 - 13/01/2009
JohnnyM60
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I got 'into' wine after my last girlfriend. She always drank it and so we'd just get a bottle of white or rose.

I actually quite like it now, and my parents always have loads in the house for me to pinch.

I'll drink it if I want to get drunk too. Got my friends into it too. :)
#2 at 00:02:32 - 14/01/2009
Syrok
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I don't 'get' anything alcoholic. I don't like the smell of alcohol and never felt the urge to drink beer,wine or whatever else there is.
#3 at 00:06:28 - 14/01/2009
billdoor
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I get wine. Not so much red (especially after one new years when me and a mate drank 3 bottles each), but I like a nice dry white. As I get older, lager is a bit too fizzy for me and in terms of quantity theres only so much ale I can quaff. A bottle of something goes down nicely imho. Especially in the summer in a pint glass with some ice :D
#4 at 10:19:49 - 14/01/2009
HairyArse
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I like the occasional Rose but that's because it tastes like pop which kinda defeats the object I reckon.
#5 at 10:25:35 - 14/01/2009
frod
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Chablis, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

mmmmm, breakfast time.
#6 at 10:27:11 - 14/01/2009
billdoor
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/inserts Merlot rant from Sideways
#7 at 10:55:51 - 14/01/2009
frod
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Sideways makes you want wine. Great film, just make sure you have a couple of bottles of Pinot in reserve.
#8 at 11:05:22 - 14/01/2009
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I prefer red with a body and 'spice'. Pretty much anything else is meh. I like food with strong flavours so I need something that doesn't pale in comparison.

Chianti is relatively bland, Merlot's just dull. Give me Shiraz, Rioja, Grenache, Massala or even a Ruby Cabernet.
#9 at 11:26:48 - 14/01/2009
Salaman
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I didn't used to but I do now. Love it.
#10 at 14:06:25 - 14/01/2009
mal
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I don't like reds that are too overpowering, on the other hand - such as in the case of a lot of new world shirazes (sp?).

The old world makes the best wine for me at the moment. French and italian wine used to be too weak-tasting, but these days they make a much more punchy wine. Meanwhile the new world (Australia, America etc.) have been making their wines still more full bodied, so they're almost undrinkable for me now.

Well, I'll drink them to get pissed. But I'd prefer a nice pint of beer.
#11 at 16:49:57 - 14/01/2009
eviltobz
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Syrok said:I don't 'get' anything alcoholic. I don't like the smell of alcohol and never felt the urge to drink beer,wine or whatever else there is.

i don't get enjoying the taste of anything alcoholic, but the drinking of alcohol part i do get :)
/falls over
#12 at 18:16:10 - 14/01/2009
JimJam
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I like red wine a lot.

In the case of rose or white, very dry and very cold are my watch words.
#13 at 18:47:10 - 14/01/2009
peej
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In a previous alky life I was a bit of a wine snob and got really into it, but slowly began to realise that for all those fancy brands and expensive micro-vineyard-produced labels and names, there were a hundred thousand really good seriously choice mass produced wines.

New world stuff is always good as is chilean (what the hell makes south americans so good at making wine?)

I can't quite understand the obsessive side of wine though. 9 times out of ten you can pick out a great tasting wine from your local supermarket by just going for the weirdest looking label.


(apologies to proper wine snobs. With half my tastebuds missing, I'm probably at fault when it comes to missing out on all those subtle nuances of charcoal, blackberry and babyshit that you're supposed to be able to detect as "notes" in a good wine).
#14 at 10:35:55 - 15/01/2009

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