I have never drank that much wine and was wanting some suggestions on good brands?!

Question: I have never drank that much wine and was wanting some suggestions on good brands!?
I would like wines that tastes more fruity like strawberry and grap but still a good wine!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Welcome to the wonderful world of wine! There are a ton of different wines that you can start with that will give you a good feel for what you might like!. My suggestion is if you like fruity wines is to start with either California or Australian wines!.

As far as brands, I would suggest from CA: Sterling Vintner's Collection, BV Coastal Estates, and Fetzer!. All are very reasonably priced and very fruit forward!.

For Australian wines, I would suggest Little Penguin or Lindeman's!. Both are very fruity and easy drinking!.

I would start with Merlot's, Zinfandel's, or Pinot Noir's as they seem to have the most fruit on them!.

I guess, if you want an outright fruity wine, you can get Arbor Mist, which is made with fruit juice and wine, but isn't really considered wine!.

Good Luck! Www@FoodAQ@Com

Actually, I think that if you like these fruity wines you should look for:

Red - Wines from local wineries and vineyards made with Concord grapes!. If you want to be "impressive" look for a Sangovese, it's fruity with a bit of spice!. Additionally, look for Muscadine!. It's a Southern variety of grape that is very sweet and makes a good fruity wine!.

White - Riesling!. Riesling!. Riesling!. Pacific Rim is a very accessible brand!. Muscadine also comes in white!. I prefer the white musc, actually!.

Fruit wines - there is nothing wrong with this!. Some people see them as more country, but a good blackberry wine is to die for!.

Additionally, go to a mid to upper level wine/liquor store and *ask* the clerk!. I have one liquor store for normal party alcohol and another I use for special stuff!. Such as "what wine do I pair with roasted rabbit!?"


Two great ways to find a wine you like are store tastings and restaurants!. Check a local newspapers food/wine calendar for wine tastings!. Often they are free or a few dollars, but always less than the cost of a bottle!. A restaurant with a good wine by the glass program can also be helpful, wine bars, bistros, etc!. This way you can find a wine you like without devoting expense to whole bottle!.

I would not worry so much about brands as variteils!. Ie!. type of grape, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, etc!. In the white wines you may like pinot grigio, pinot gris, or viogner!. For red I would go with zinfandel, tempranillo, or granache!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

There seems to be some confusion on what you think is a fruity wine!. My guess is you really mean fruity!!! When you are first learning wine some people start with fruit wines!. They are easier to start with because they have the actual fruit in them!. So here goes Blackberry and Rhubarb are probably the most popular!. Don't let the word Ru barb fool you it is a excellent wine to start with!. Its great with picnics, bar-b-q, especially chicken or fish, and great with salads!. They also have raspberry, apricot, ( that one is an acquired taste I think) boysenberry etc!.
Local wineries are great for starting out with fruit wines!. They can run up to $30 a bottle for a good one!. You could try other styles of wine for instance A Riesling, say you would like a sweet one!. Chateau St Michelle makes some great ones, ora Pino Grigsio, or a good old White Zinfendel!. Lots of people learned to drink wine on White Zens!. Lots of stores have wine tastings, but call ahead to see if any of them are light, sweet wines before you go!. Good luck, and happy tasting!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Do you like a sweet wine,off dry or dry wine!. If you are looking for fruity and sweet try a Moscato which is a white, if you like reds try a Pinot Noir!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Bully Hill in the Finger Lakes in NYS is very fruity, in fact most Finger Lake wines are, because of the hardy grape they use!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

if you have any local wineries that would be a great place to taste test!. they usually make their own and alot of it is fruity!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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