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cheap wine aka plonkapalooza

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by narlus, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. narlus

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    Interesting read. Might have to do some independent testing of my own.
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hmmm......... :think:

    Seems I've known this since about '99. And back then, Euro wines were a *real* bargain.
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I read a similar article in the Hartford Courant (reprinted maybe?). It basically said "cheap" wine is much better now that it was 20 years ago, thanks to the advances in wine making techniques. I probably can't tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle anyway.
     
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    i would bet you would easily pass the ABX test between a $10 and $100 bottle of wine.

    you buy the materials, i'll set up and administer the test.

    :D
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    When he buys the materials, I want to be included in the test. :D
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    One of the problems is that spending $100 on a bottle doesn't guarantee that you're going to get a great wine. :(
     
  8. narlus

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    that's likely true, but chances are pretty good (unless it's corked) you'll at least be able to discern the difference between that and the ten dollar bottle, and likely the $100 bottle will be preferred.

    that said, i've not had that many $100 (retail; not counting restaurants) bottles of wine. probably 3.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah. I've had none. I had a $50 bottle *once.*