Ribera del Duero – I’ll be shopping for wine in Aranda de Duero tomorrow and am open to suggestions. via /r/wine

Ribera del Duero – I’ll be shopping for wine in Aranda de Duero tomorrow and am open to suggestions.

I'm currently driving up through Europe and have detoured and stopped for one night in Aranda de Duero specifically to buy wine.

I'm probably going to buy a couple of dozen bottles at around the €10-12 mark with maybe one or two special ones. If anybody more knowledgeable than me knows of any specific bodegas I should try I'd be very grateful.

Submitted July 25, 2017 at 01:54PM by JayFv
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Is use of the term ‘Meritage’ a regional California thing? via /r/wine

Is use of the term ‘Meritage’ a regional California thing?

Hi r/wine! I've got a question. So, I work in the Washington state wine industry – currently in a tasting room. Recently, a group of well-heeled Californian wine enthusiasts showed up and described one of our Bordeaux blends as a 'Meritage'. This is a term that I've never once heard used up in these parts while at wine school or working in the industry, though I have read about the term. (Some artificial term Mondavi created or somesuch?)

My question to everyone – is use of the term 'Meritage' a California thing? And, does it happen to be falling out of favor as a way to describe a Bordeaux blend?

Big thanks for your insights!

Submitted July 25, 2017 at 10:50AM by woorkewoorke
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Overwhelmed noob. Looking for some guidance, resources, ideas, etc. via /r/wine

Overwhelmed noob. Looking for some guidance, resources, ideas, etc.

Title says it all. What are some tips or ideas that you would suggest for someone "consciously" new to wine? What was your experience?

Even if I have been a wine drinker for most of my life so far, it's just recently that I started to develop an interest and to pay attention to what I drink.

I have been reading and learning around, and trying new stuff, to the point where it has become a big hobby. This is probably super silly but a month ago I started a journal where I write down what I like, dislike, and my overall experience with new stuff that I try. My goal with it is to document my experience so I can become aware of my own personal tastes, and in the process, to learn about the why's and where's and when's of wine.

The journal thing has not been very helpful tho, probably because: 1) I probably need to familiarize myself more with descriptive terminology that might help me organize my "wine-experimenting journaling" better. Especially when it comes to notes, aromas, etc.; and 2) There is just soooooooooo much stuff to try.

My brother has suggested I join one of those wine club/subscription things. But from most reviews I've read they seem not helpful and mediocre at best.

I do realize that this sense of "overwhelm" is not entirely a bad thing, and in a way, it's something that excites me about this topic. 🙂 There is so much to wine! It reminds me of music theory haha

Submitted July 25, 2017 at 04:06AM by ligocsicnarf
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Recommendations for where to find a specific wine or similar bottle. via /r/wine

Recommendations for where to find a specific wine or similar bottle.

Hey wine folks- I have been getting into wine over the last year and so far my favorite bottle was been the 2014 Philippe Raimbault Sancerre Apud Sariacum, Loire, France. I love the bitter, mineral taste and its really defined what wines are capable of for me.

The only problem is that my state (PA) has exactly 15 bottle left on circulation and has no plans to replace them. Any idea where I can but this online or in person? If not can someone recommend a more commercially available wine that is similar to this one?

Thanks for the help!

Submitted July 24, 2017 at 09:17PM by Marlowe0
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