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Old 03-04-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
 
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I've only tried a few wines in my life, but I feel I am missing out on something great. What is the trick to finding wine that you like? I wouldn't even know where to start.

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Really the only the way to find that out is to just drink wine. haha. Best thing you can do is find places that have tastings and start going to those. Everyones tastes are different, so no one can really tell you what you're going to like. Just start drinking and eventually you'll figure it out!
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Cost does not directly correlate to taste quality. Truer in wine than any other alcohol. Yes, there are excellent wines that command a pretty penny, but you’ll often find $10 bottles that are vastly more enjoyable than $40-$50 ones.

Find honest salespeople/ waiters and Ask questions. Binny’s is not the worst place to start. Ask honest questions, give honest feedback. Only way to learn.

Try with food pairings first. Start with recommendations, then move within the families first before venturing beyond.

Learn the family and hierarchy terms.
Knowing the basic difference between a Pinot and a Cabernet helps a lot when selecting. This also goes a long way when choosing with food pairings. Helps immensely as you go thru tastings and develop a palette. Honestly There aren’t too many to learn at a high level:



Temperatures- reds are best at near room temperature, while Whites are best chilled. Plenty of online specs detail proper storage and serving temps. Proper storage and serving temps go a long way to better flavor- especially with fine reds. Also the stuff you read about ‘breathing’ and aeration - take with a ‘grain of salt’ but in my experience the more aged the red the better it does with a little open air time prior to consuming.

Ignore the wine flavor descriptions in menus - some may disagree, but I feel at best they bias your expectations of flavor, and at worst are basically made up horoscope-esque marketing drivel. Learn to like what you like.

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I hate black berries. But God damnit if I can't down a big bottle of arbor must black berry like it's grape juice.
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I enjoy a cabernet myself, certainly does not have to be expensive.
Plenty of delicious $9 bottles available.
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I tend to deal in that price range as well. It doesnt need to be expensive to be good. For wines that are just good to drink i like red blends. Third Wheel in particular is one of my favorites.
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I like red wines, that's about it.

Funny i'm seeing this thread now, I just tried Ditka's "The Coach" Cabernet the other night, and it was honestly one of the worst wines ive ever had in my life, cost $15 at Caputo's... Taste like it was made in a bathtub and filtered through a used jockstrap of some sweaty offensive lineman. haha


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I'm not surprised about Ditka's ad I've been to his steak house, not impressed.... At all.
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wine tastings are your friend, you'll get an idea what you like. I enjoy very dry reds, like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon. Pairs nice with a med-rare steak
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try coopers hawk, awesome restaurant and they do wine tasting on the cheap before dinner. They will tell you whats good room temp, chilled good with meat etc. Have glass of Malbec, phenomenal with any-type of red meat.
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Coopers Hawk is awesome!
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You need to find a place that does tastings, and not only lets you taste the product, but shows you how to learn the smells, flavors and teaches you how to trill in order to get the full effect of the flavor.

Once you drink enough, you will be able to pick out the flavoring notes. I'm not a wine drinker, but the same goes for beer. Once you know you should be tasting chocolate and you trill you will be able to pick out the notes.

Reading tasting notes is everything.
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My wife and I love wine. We have gone to many wineries in Napa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky and of course in and around Illinois. We buy and drink very expensive wine and we buy and drink inexpensive wine. We enjoy them all. We dont discriminate based on cost. As was mentioned earlier. Everyone's tastes are different. You will just have to look up some wineries or wine stores that have tastings and try different wines really to see what you may like. Make a day of it with some friends. The tastings are cheap and a lot fun.

Just off the top of my head.
Galena cellars in Geneva
Lynfred in Roselle
Fox Valley Winery in Oswego

There are a lot of places in Galena that offer tastings. Perfect place to play a lot of golf and drink a lot wine.

One of our favorites is located in Sauk City Wisconsin. Love this one. We go there often.
Wollersheim Winery.
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Definitely go to a wine tasting. I’m not sure how old you are but my tastes have definitely changed from the sweet wines to dry as I got older. I drink reds in the winter(Cabernet, Pinot Noir) and switch to white in the summer(Sauvignon Blanc)
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unless you go on an empty stomach and pissed off at your wife.
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I'm probably gunna catch hell for this, but if you don't particularly like the taste of reds, start out with trying them cold. They are less harsh that way and easier to drink. This is how I got used to them when I first started.

I like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir for my reds. I *hate* red blends, but my GF loves them so I end up drinking them sometimes. I don't really drink whites, but will have a Rose every once in a while if that's what's being served.
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pick a type then try different regions, California, AUS, France, Italy and so on will all taste different. See if you like sweeter wines, or not. It's an open book with many many pages to it. just jump in and try things out of your comfort zone. also like said above, price doesn't always means it's good. I've had plenty of amazing 12-17 dollar bottles of wine
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I'm probably gunna catch hell for this, but if you don't particularly like the taste of reds, start out with trying them cold. They are less harsh that way and easier to drink. This is how I got used to them when I first started.
This is how I got into it as well. I still like some reds cold, come at me bro. I do love me a good Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot with a good steak.
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This is how I got into it as well. I still like some reds cold, come at me bro. I do love me a good Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot with a good steak.


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i went to a "wine walk" a few weeks back. it was really neat but I dunno if i'd do it again... the snobbishness was off the charts. some of the bottles were 160-200 bucks. most were 30-60 it seemed.

i was plowed because they said they'd provide lunch... then ran out.
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I’m a red wine drinker as it pairs well with most of the foods I really like. White wines are too sweet for me. I find that a $15-$20 bottle of wine at Binny’s or Costco will get you a good wine.
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Go to Trader Joe's and get the 3 buck Chuck. It's solid for the price.
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