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11-16-2006, 02:20 PM
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OT: Beaujolais Nouveau

I'm not a big fan of wine but my parents are and I want to buy them a few bottles for christmas but there is six different kind...in order, which are the best?


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Well if you love your parents don't buy them a Beaujolais Nouveau

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Well if you love your parents don't buy them a Beaujolais Nouveau
Exactly my thoughts too!!!

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Buy them some Wolf Blass Shiraz instead. It's probably the best wine I've ever had.

If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, Nottage Hill also makes an excellent Shiraz...

Why buy fermented juice when you can have real wine?

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Buy them some Wolf Blass Shiraz instead. It's probably the best wine I've ever had.

If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, Nottage Hill also makes an excellent Shiraz...

Why buy fermented juice when you can have real wine?
Humm... wines are very much a personal taste. I personally don't have very good things to say about Australian wines (with a few exceptions) and have never been impressed with anything by Wolf Blass. I don't find them terrible either - but they do appear to be very trendy the last few years. Shiraz are very spicy wines that do not appeal to everyone though (both my best buddy and my father, both wine fans, hate Shiraz). I do personally enjoy a Shiraz at times with a steak but it's rarely my first choice.

Nouveau wines are just as legitimate a wine as any other. Different taste, some people love them, others not so much. To each his own.

My best advice it to ask the staff at the SAQ (or your Liquor Board) for the best choice. They vary from year to year so you need to ask someone that has either tried them or at least collected the opinions of those that tried this year's batch.

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Exactly Wines are way to personel a thing.

I actually really like Australian wine. They have what I like in a wine.

If you really want a Beaujolais I suggest Georges Duboeuf.
Always a good buy.
www.duboeuf-beaujolais.com/

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Wine is for sure a personal thing...but you also have some "classics" that all wine lovers will enjoy.

Sauternes, Côte-rôtie, a wine like Château-Montrose (Bordeaux)...

It also comes down to how much you want to invest...

You can also go for a Port Wine (Vintage of course).

It looks like I'm not the only wine 'freak' on this board! Wine and hockey...

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Beaujolais Nouveau is a gimicky wine which is suitable for gulping. I'd stick with proper Beaujolais which is much more robust (assuming your parents like light red wines with lots of fruit), try to get a wine from a producer in either Morgon, Moulin a Vent or Brouilly.

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Beaujolais Nouveau is a gimicky wine which is suitable for gulping. I'd stick with proper Beaujolais which is much more robust (assuming your parents like light red wines with lots of fruit), try to get a wine from a producer in either Morgon, Moulin a Vent or Brouilly.
Well my parents really like the Beaujolais so...I guess they will be happy with any nouveau.

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Wine is for sure a personal thing...but you also have some "classics" that all wine lovers will enjoy.

Sauternes, Côte-rôtie, a wine like Château-Montrose (Bordeaux)...

It also comes down to how much you want to invest...

You can also go for a Port Wine (Vintage of course).

It looks like I'm not the only wine 'freak' on this board! Wine and hockey...
Côte-Rôtie...You are the MAN

Not many people know about them. They are soooooo good but not cheap though

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Well my parents really like the Beaujolais so...I guess they will be happy with any nouveau.
It was once overhyped but now the quality level of Beaujolais Nouveau is generally reasonable. Drink it within the next two months unless you don't mind a little sediment. Duboeuf, Jadot, J-F Garlon, Sapin, J-P Brun, Vissoux will do the job.

If you plan on giving a Beaujolais that will keep for a while, I would suggest a Moulin a Vent which keeps up to four years. The other Crus such as Fleurie, Brouilly, Morgon, Julienas etc... keep for about a year.

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Côte-Rôtie...You are the MAN

Not many people know about them. They are soooooo good but not cheap though
Ever tried any?
Thanks Freaky Habs Fan, you got me thirsty!!!
I had to "pop" one bottle...Ijalba Graciano (Spain)

Now all I need is a Habs win!!!

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