– Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2009 750ml – Napa Valley Stags Leap District
List Price: $ 41.84
Price: $ 41.84
Merchant: Saratoga Wine Exchange
Brand: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Question by leeann: serious wine drinkers?
What is the best wine you’ve tasted? and what wines get the highest ratings at wine tastings?
This is a for a present for my father~in~laws birthday. Im making a gift basket. I already know he likes Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir but I need other things and wines to add to the basket. anything great come to mind?
Answer by bill k
It depends on what mood I’m in. I tend to like wines that are different from others in the same varietal.
Right now, I’m partial to 337 cabernet (more fruit than your average cab), Chatto Strong Man shiraz (a big blast of white peppery spice), Golden Kaan Pinotage, and Little Penguin pinot noir (the only australian pinot worth trying IMO, and for $ 8 it holds its own against some $ 40 bottles that I’ve tried). If you have a little extra, try Earthquake Petit Syrah…you’ll thank yourself later.
I sell wine for a living, and don’t put a lot of stock in ratings. I’ve seen, literally, hundreds of bottles that were given awards by groups that the winery put together; or recieved great ratings simply for advertising with a particular magazine. A lot of times, there’s inconsistencies between who does the rating from one year to the next (consistency is important), or how they handle the wine being tasted.
Robert Parker is one of the few people that rate wines that I trust; unfortunately, he runs a small group that can only taste a limited number of wines each year. He also tends to stay above the $ 20 price point.
If you’re curious about a particular wine, talk to the sales person. Chances are he/she has tried the wine, and can give you a decent idea of what’s in the bottle. Over time, you can get an idea of your likes and dislikes. Taste the wine yourself…that’s where the fun comes in. A rating is just a number (and one person’s opinion).
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Question by Honest: What is a wine bar exactly?
Hello ? I am new to wine world but need to enter it because I am training to become a fine dining server. I heard someone say something about a wine bar that gives 1 oz pours. Is this like wine tasting? Does every wine bar offer this? Thank you
Answer by STEVEN K
A small bar that specializes in serving wine. They offer other drinks like beer and Torani and coffee & tea but wine is the focus.
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Question by Pebbles: Im asking how to make wine?
What do they put in wine?
Answer by Lawrence Brown
Wine is simply fermented grape juice.
Take some grape juice add some yeast wait for a couple of weeks and you have got wine.
Of course it is a little more involved than that, but not much.
If you want to try making your own, then the easiest route would be to buy a wine kit.
Try a search for homebrew shops in your area, or try eBay if there is nothing nearby.
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