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I'm likely to start a war here. Guilietta will probably never speak to me again. but.......if Portugese wine is in any way comparable to Spanish (steady G , steady) then he is right on the money. I know G will undoubtedly claim that Portugese dishwater is better than Spanish wine but my favourite Reds are Spanish (and not necessarily Rioja). Some of the best Spanish wines come from around Valladolid and Galicia, both of which are close to Portugal and are maybe a good comparision. Not much experience of the Portugese product. G is probably being a bit harsh on the poor old French, but then, isn't everyone ?

ps - yes G your jokes are crap but then so are mine so feel free to continue.

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You should be able to get some great Aussie wines and Chilean wines there. Cheap too, I would think.

I never can rememebr the names, but there is a Rothschild winery in CHile that is very, very good for the price. I think it is only like $15/bottle, US... don't know how much that is elsewhere. But really a nice, full red. Not as good as a good California (Stag, I actually like Silverado Cab a lot now, and several others)... but for 15 bucks, how do you go wrong?

Portugal, are you sure you make wines in your country? I heard they just import them from France. Sailingdog told me that. Cam backed him up and agreed. I was very surpised they would say something like that personally. Err, Hmm.
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PS Giulietta, you know I am just kidding you again. Thought you could use a laugh. Don't be mean to me!! Be nice! It is Christmas!!
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"French stuff (its like their boats, sells a lot and the buyers don't know any better)."

Is Denr writing this stuff? That's great.

When I pass a good vintage port in the store window, I always take my hat off. Too bad I can't afford to drink it. Other than port, there isn't a big selection of Portugese wines in Ontario.

I also recommed Argentinian wines, particularly the Malbec variety. Superb quality and excellent value.

" Just found out that some "nice foreign visitor", witnesses suspect from a French vessel,"

I didn't think the French had anything going with the Portugese. If your boat had English registration, now that I could see. I still remeber Monty Python and the Holy Grail (the castle scene).
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I would second the Argentinian Malbec. Great wines that are not widely know so they carry a bit of novelty.
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Poopdeckpappy,

Lotsa good wines cited here, along with all the humour :-)

Problem is, many wines don't travel well. Chilean, Spanish, and Portugese wines...among others...are great but it's hard to achieve consistency bottle-after-bottle (and who'd stop at just one?).

You're in southern California. Some of the great wines of the world come from California, fully equal to the best ones from abroad. Napa Valley wines, in particular, can be excellent.

There are LOTS of choices, but for an easily obtainable, not-too-expensive and very good wine I'd choose one of the Kendall Jackson products. In a red wine, their Pinot Noir and Syrah are particularly good. In the whites, go for the Chardonnay or the Sauvignon Blanc.

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I agree w/ Giulietta Portugal has some fine wines( I should know)being Portuguese and I make a fine wine my boat is one of marinas favorites to some good hanging try Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot - This popular blend combines the plump, fruity Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match. I could never go wrong.
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Hey TDW, you know why GOD invented SPANISH WINE????????????

So bad taste Australians wouldn't drink Portuguese wines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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NELSON!!!

Your'e a traitor!!

Drinking French wines..... pffffff may the gods of fertility "soften" your manhood!!!!!!!!

By the way, for those interested, a friend of mine has 3 WWII era French riffles on ebay, BRAND NEW.... only been dropped 3 times!!!!!!!

CD No problem I know, Bob, thanks.

And by the way no damage, just pain, and a little anger....the builder came over and repaired/checked inspected all.

we are golden soon. Just need to dry it for a while

Now, really, French wine is made with the same stuff they make Macdonalds burgers and beneteaus......guess what it is. A little Nautical trivia here
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Pick any wine (whatever variety you fancy) that Wine Spectator magazine rates at 90 or above. I've used that method many times and always get something good that way.
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