3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Recommend SBD Friendly Wines?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Lightbulb Recommend SBD Friendly Wines?

So, being a drinker of sweet, white wine, when I do drink, I have no idea what dry, red wines are good! Can you recommend a good dry red, including the name of the vintner and the type of grape (i.e. Wagner Merlot or Bully Hill Cabernet Sauvignon)?

I know many of you love a good glass of vino...will you share your expertise with this novice?
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
chilichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 163

Default

I like shiraz. It is dry and plummy. It packs a punch so I find a glass is good. It took me a while to get used to red wine, but now when I drink white it tastes like water.
chilichick is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 131

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beachgal
Can you recommend a good dry red, including the name of the vintner and the type of grape (i.e. Wagner Merlot or Bully Hill Cabernet Sauvignon)?
That's so hard because wine is such an individual taste thing AND the selection you have at the store varies SO much, even from store to store... never mind state-to-state or country-to-country. But I have two suggestions for you, see if you can find them:

First, is one called Masi. They have four different selections of red wine (Italian), and they're all pretty easy drinking. You can ask the clerk at the store if they know which is the EASIEST drinking one. It goes with pizza, even. Quite smooth.

But, better than that, is a wine walled "Morettoni Montefalco Rosso" (its number is +856 799). It's another Italian red, and it's just the most delicious, smooth, red wine I've ever had. I don't have a good palette for bitter wine, so I don't like a lot of Italian reds... but this stuff? It's like kool aid. Holy crow! Rob and I polish off a bottle of that before dinner. That said, trying to FIND it might be the challenge -- there's only one store I've ever seen it in, a specialty wine shop here in Winnipeg. But if you go to a specialty wine store where you live, and ask if they a) have it, b) could get it in or c) could look it up online and recommend a similar wine, that might work.

Good luck!
__________________
Kim (5'3" tall)


SW 154/CW 136/GW 120-125
MittenNKim is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Great ideas, ladies! Thanks so much!

Are all Shiraz wines from Australia or are they also made in other regions?

I'll definitely look for those, MittenNKim!

Has anyone tasted red wines from Simi winery in the Sonoma Valley? I love their whites, but have never tried the reds.
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 06:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 07:28 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Chicago, IL
Posts: 224

Default

Hop Kiln - all of their reds are very good. They are out of California - and we belong to their wine club.

We're kinda wine snobs, but honestly they have a few $6 bottles that are worth oooohing and aaahhhing over.
__________________
pebbles396 is offline  
Old 06-18-2004, 10:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 131

Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellis
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Ahhh, yes, Wolf Blass! Good stuff, I haven't had that in years! Though, I will say... I know it's lower on the scale, but I REALLY like the Wolf Blass Green Label. It's got tones of coconut and... I can't remember what else, but it was one of my first experiences of being able to pick out the undertone of a wine.
__________________
Kim (5'3" tall)


SW 154/CW 136/GW 120-125
MittenNKim is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can anyone recommend an Elliptical Trainer? NewWayOfLife Exercise! 9 05-19-2006 06:18 PM
I can not recommend this enough StarPrincess Carb Counters 7 11-03-2004 10:08 AM
Friendly Friday Horsey girl WW Clubs and Groups 3 05-14-2004 02:54 PM
Would you recommend LAWL??? Byrd LA Weight Loss 5 11-14-2002 11:42 PM
a friendly word flabby Weight Watchers 4 03-09-2002 03:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:26 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2