When you buy Wine, what is your preference?!

Question: When you buy Wine, what is your preference!?
Is it a good rule of thumb to just buy anything with a cork in it!? And would September be a good vintage!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Corks don't mean anything anymore!. New Zealand and Australia have some great screw tops!. 10 years from now, 90 percent of the wine will be screw top!. This is because quality cork is becoming more scarce and the flip side of that argument is that cork is scarce from over harvesting!.

Most wines are meant to be drunk young!. The vinntage would depend on the wine!. Unless you are paying big bucks, the younger wine is the way to go!. In other words, buying a 20 year old bottle for 10 bucks would not be a good idea!. If you're spending 15 on a wine or less, get something young (a couple of years old at the most)Www@FoodAQ@Com

As a general rule, wines with corks (natural) are more expensive than screwcap or synthetic cork wines!. Quality and price go hand in hand -- up to a point, however!. You can get great wines with fake corks, and you can get great wines with screwcaps (though these tend to be from Australia / New Zealand rather than the US)!.

As to winery, I will not buy a wine from a winery that I have heard of unless I have had it before!. The big name wineries tend to produce mass quantities of low grade wine!. This is just me, though, if you like Fish Eye then go for it!. I'm more into craft beers, so I'm big on the idea of supporting the small (local) guy, plus with a lower yield you tend to find the winemaker can pay more attention to it rather than try to make a consistent product that everyone will recognize!.

Vintages are denoted by year, not month!. If your bottle says September on it without a year that's absolutely bizarre!. With white wines and pinot noir I would say the 2006 vintage is ready to drink!. The 2007 might be a little young for the pinot noirs, but the whites could be fine!. For the heavier reds, I would suggest 2005!. You shouldn't be able to find the 2008 vintage, since it was harvested a few months ago and has yet to mature!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If you're drinking wine alone (i!.e!. not with food) look for bottles that have good flavours (they often say on the back) or ones that are recommended by the store's owner or a magazine published by the liquor provider in your area (for example Ontario's LCBO publishes two magazines for both normal and vintage alcohols)!.

If you're drinking wine with food, try checking the back to find which wines pair with which foods!. Again, you can ask the owner of the store their opinion!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I like dry red wines!. People buy wines for the price so they can pretend they are above the rest of we earthlings!. Truthfully, after you taste the first glass of wine, even the worst will taste the same!. I have refilled bottles of the best wines with cheap wines and my guests were impressed with the label and not the taste!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I buy wine that I enjoy!. That is, I almost always only buy wine that I have actually tasted!. If you do not live close to any wineries, these days, most major grocery store chains do weekly tasting events!. Go and try their wines!. If you find one you like, then buy it on the spot!. After a while, you get an idea of what you like!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not always, as you can buy a bad bottle with a cork

September of last year!? Not really!?

My preference is not too expensive, but I am open to all possibilitiesWww@FoodAQ@Com

the older the betterWww@FoodAQ@Com

I like Sangria!.!.!.kool-aid wine!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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