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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 5:46 am 
Agreed, more a cooler then a wine, and depending on where they are sold they are marked as one or the other ... E&J Gallo produces it. Lots of good flavors. Great as a base for punches.

A bottle of the Strawberry, pint of vodka, Orange Juice and Blueberry Kool-Aid .... lots of crushed ice ...

great summer drink.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 9:57 am 
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drivers wrote:
If you want a cheap wine my wife and her friends choose the Booneys Hill wine which is $5.99 a bottle. There is different kinds they like strawberry. It is also great to cook with.


:!:

I have to know what you cook with Boone's wine..


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 11:05 am 
Cake

Mix together:
1 box Yellow Cake Mix
1 box Butterscotch Instant Pudding Mix
4 Eggs
1 Cup oil
Once all mixed together add
1 Cup Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill Wine
dash of Nutmeg

Pour into Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let set for 10 minutes to cool before inverting onto plate.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 11:07 am 
And I did strawberry wine in the slow cooker with chicken breasts ... excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 1:59 pm 
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G-Unit .. wrote:
drivers wrote:
If you want a cheap wine my wife and her friends choose the Booneys Hill wine which is $5.99 a bottle. There is different kinds they like strawberry. It is also great to cook with.


:!:

I have to know what you cook with Boone's wine..
heh, i took it to mean it's great to drink while cooking ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 3:47 pm 
I have made the cake .. it is really good. The red wine and cooking red meat is good too.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 10:25 am 
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g-unit singlecougar beat me to telling u what i use it for. I also use it as a marinade for steaks. I find it makes the meat nice and tender. As for what singlecougar does is goood too.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: July 28th, 2009, 12:34 pm 
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A very good sparkling fruit wine from France is Cafe De Paris Litchi, you can't get it on the Island yet but they have it at the Moncton liquor store and its $16.99 a bottle.

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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: July 28th, 2009, 7:34 pm 
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Three words that should never be used together.
"Good cheap wine."

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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: July 28th, 2009, 9:39 pm 
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champ wrote:
Three words that should never be used together.
"Good cheap wine."
apparently, it can.

there is this wine i've yet to try, but have heard rave reviews from the most pickiest wine drinkers called "fusion". it's an argentina wine, i believe, and it retails at about $7.50. apparently, it's super awesome. and at that price, super cheap!


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: July 29th, 2009, 6:03 pm 
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Yeah "Fuzion" is like 9.79 or something on PEI but everyone seems to love it.. it's pretty much always sold out. There's a white and a red but the red seems most popular.. I think it's a Malbec. My favorite cheap wine is French Cross Pinot Grigio. it's $10 and delicious.


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PostPosted: July 29th, 2009, 7:31 pm 
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G-Unit .. wrote:
Yeah "Fuzion" is like 9.79 or something on PEI but everyone seems to love it.. it's pretty much always sold out. There's a white and a red but the red seems most popular.. I think it's a Malbec. My favorite cheap wine is French Cross Pinot Grigio. it's $10 and delicious.
Oops, spelled it wrong! heeh. i haven't been into the LCBOs lately (i work in another wine shop, with just canadian wines); and yes, the red is a Malbec. :)


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PostPosted: August 6th, 2009, 6:57 pm 
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I was just thinking today at work.. there seems to be a new "trendy" cheap wine every year.. several years ago it was the australians (yellowtail etc), now for the past couple years it's been the argentinian.. first it was Astica, then Caracter and this year fuzion seems to be it. We sold 6 boxes yesterday (72 bottles)


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: August 9th, 2009, 2:49 pm 
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champ wrote:
Three words that should never be used together.
"Good cheap wine."



Three words that should always be used together actually.

It's not very smart to spend $50 on a bottle of wine when there are a hundred better wines for less than $20.

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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 8:52 pm 
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Finally tried the Fuzion wines (both red and white) this past wednesday.

went out for dinner at a frou-frou sushi place (was great, but really REALLY over priced); ordered a couple of glasses of white wine, one of which was the White Fuzion: a semillon & chardonnay mix

yuM! very tasty. more on the 'sweet' side, but is not a sweet wine. The semillon gives it a very warm mouth feel, very full. The chard does give it a semi-dry finish.

Funny thing was though: they charged $8/glass...at the LCBO, it's $7.95 a bottle.

I wasn't paying, so... ;)

The red was quite lovely, fruity, medium on the scale of tannins. I'm not huge on red wine anyway, so really, my opinion on it shouldn't even count! I used most of the bottle in making dinner tonight anyway (seared chicken breast with red wine glazed mushrooms & onions, atop garlic buttered local green beans)


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 9:14 pm 
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Fuzion seems to be the most popular wine on the planet these days.

I think it deserves it popularity.
Very good, very cheap wine.

At least it is very cheap if you buy it in the right places.

$8.00 for a glass is way out of line.

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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 11:19 pm 
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Anyone know of a good Blueberry wine?


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 11:43 pm 
imdamama wrote:
Anyone know of a good Blueberry wine?


Not Rossingnol's ... use to love it .. hate it now.


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2009, 7:48 am 
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Well, for cheap white wine that there's always the classic: Black Tower ($10/750 mL). They now have a Black Tower Red Wine but I haven't tried it. Folks who like this one also generally seem to like Blue Nun as well. Both wines are from Germany and quite light on the alcohol (under 10%) but I find Black Tower sneaks up on you. A night of chatting and two folks can put away a bottle or two without really noticing.

An Ontario White Wine (not sure if it's in the stores in PEI) is Pelee Island Monarch Vidal. A very light wine that I find fits in with even the most casual dinners (fast food not withstanding).

As for red wine I've only recently started trying it out as I always thought is had to taste like communion - it turns out there are more fun tasting reds out there. For me I find the grape that the red is made from that separates it from the rest. I haven't met a Shiraz red wine that I haven't enjoyed and most of the time they are quite affordable. I find Yellow Tail Shiraz (from Australia) is a very nice, easy to drink red (about $13)


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 Post subject: Re: Good cheap wine?
PostPosted: September 7th, 2009, 9:35 am 
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Someone will porbably think I'm a weirdo for posting this but oh well ;)

My favorite wine is a PEI wine - Rossignol. It's a really sweet red wine, pretty sure it's an 03 I think it's around $15.00 a bottle and it's in a tall blue bottle.

My husband picks on me and says I may as well drink grape juice but it's good! I used it as a starter wine and then moved on to other kinds, I guess it kind of helped to develop a taste. I still prefer sweeter wines but it could be a place to start.

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