20 Responses to “White wine?”

  1. Chris Redding September 11, 2008 at 12:48 PM #

    Try pinot grigio though some of them are dry.
    Try Reisling, I find most of them too sweet.
    Maybe Sauvingon Blancs also.
    Stay away from Chardonnays or White Bordeaux.
    Find a good wine store where they have knowledgable people who can direct you to the proper wines for you tastes.
    Hope that helps.
    cmr

  2. Lisa September 11, 2008 at 12:51 PM #

    Try a Yellowtail Pinot Grigio, it has a green apple and pear flavor. If you do decide to try a darker wine, B*tch is a great fruity, dark but not so dry. It’s very smooth, so maybe the tanins wouldn’t be too bad for you. The B is the official wine of my Danger Gal blog. 🙂

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  3. Michelle Pendergrass September 11, 2008 at 12:52 PM #

    You will LOVE Tabor Hill Demi Sec.  You MUST try this.

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  4. Lorelie Brown September 11, 2008 at 1:01 PM #

    My favorite type of white is sauvignon blanc, but they’re dry as all get out. You could try prosecco. Kinda like the Italian version of champagne, but personally I don’t think they’re as dry as the French stuff.

  5. Mel-O-Drama September 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM #

    My favorite wine right now is Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It’s a little sweet (not like a Riesling) with a hint of spice. I love it. Plus it’s a screw top.Yeah. I’m not a White Zin girl. Too many memories from late teens. blech.

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  6. Anne Douglas September 11, 2008 at 1:43 PM #

    I had the same WTF in reverse – When I got to the States it was WTh is Zinfandel?I’m on a Reisling kick – Schoene (I think that’s spelled correctly) in the blue bottle. Prior to that it was Sav Blanc, but only those from the Malborough region in NZ 🙂

  7. Kelly Maher September 11, 2008 at 2:15 PM #

    I wouldn’t call myself a wine drinker (I like Electra Muscat with oranges in it and that’s about it), but I’ve given Pink Truck wine to white wine loving friends and they say it’s now one of their favorite wines to drink.

  8. Meljean September 11, 2008 at 2:18 PM #

    When I did drink wine, it was Gewurztraminer all the way for me. I can’t remember the label, though — I think it was Australian, but I don’t think it was Yellow Tail. *trying to visualize*

  9. Samantha September 11, 2008 at 2:27 PM #

    I’d suggest Riesling.  Some can be sweet but not all of them.  When you’re in WA in a few weeks, I’d highly recommend trying the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, which pretty much every restaurant and bar serves.

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  10. Angie September 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM #

    I really should have said in the post that half my current wine stock at home are Reislings. I try them at any restaurant I go to when I travel and I’ve collected more than a few as I go.

    Samantha, the Chateau is a good one, though not my favorite, but it’s readily available, like you said, and even my local gas station stocks it!

    Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations so far. I’m making a list! I did have one Chardonnay in NZ that I actually liked, but of course, like a fool, didn’t write it down or take a picture of the bottle, so I’ll never remember the way. Otherwise, Chardonnays are pretty much off my list as too dry and too oaky.

  11. Marly September 11, 2008 at 8:17 PM #

    As a fellow Gollywobbler lover, I can easily recommend the following from Penn Oaks Winery (Silver Spring, MD):  Gewurztraminer, Liebfraumilch, Muller-Thurgau, Piesporter, Riesling.There are also a slew of fruit wines from Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy, MD), and Solomon’s Island Winery – under the name Solomon’s Island Mist.And, of course, you can’t go wrong with a White Merlot under just about any name.  It’s the same as a Zin, but with Merlot grapes.  Yummy!

  12. Angie September 11, 2008 at 8:41 PM #

    Thank you, Marly. I’ll have to look for all of those, since I know you can appreciate my wine tastes and cater to them 😉

  13. Elle September 11, 2008 at 11:30 PM #

    “One out of every ten bottles of table wine opened in America is white
    zinfandel.” — Sutter Home

  14. Kat September 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM #

    Another vote for a NZ sauvignon blanc. (I’m not usually a white wine drinker, and I don’t like dry wines.) Have you tried Asti Spumante or Verdi? They’re sweet and bubbly.

  15. Angie September 12, 2008 at 7:58 AM #

    Elle, you should have heard one of the winemakers sneer about white zin. And no one but me would admit to drinking it. He said people who drink white zin are like the Bud Light drinkers of beer. I told him I liked Bud Light too, lolol. Wine snob!

    Kelly, I LOVE that Electra Muscat. It’s yummy.

  16. Dawn Montgomery September 12, 2008 at 8:21 AM #

    I adore Wichita Falls Winery’s Mascato. Actually the Barefoot Mascato is really nice too. I’m slowly making my way through every Mascato I can get for under $15.00. We just finished the Barefoot and are moving on to Yellowtail next.

  17. Angie September 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM #

    Dawn, Sutter Home makes a good muscato that’s super cheap (like $7 a bottle). I’m a big muscat and reisling drinker, in addition to white zin. I should take photos of some of the wines I’ve bought recently.

  18. Lynne Connolly September 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM #

    I don’t have a sophisticated palate either, but when I taste a wine I like, I try to memorise its name so I can get it again.
    But I’m a red wine fan. Love the stuff. Sorry!
    Chateauneuf du Pape, Nuit St. Georges, Rioja, Gevery Chambertin clos du beres are our faves, but we’re discovering new ones all the time.
    Hmm, white. Well the best thing to do in Europe, is to go and see what’s on offer. If you like something full bodied, the Burgundy whites are lovely, but I like some of the crisp italian whites and the ones from the North of France. Always chilled.
    And not forgetting the Widow and her sisters.

  19. Kimberly Nee September 12, 2008 at 9:26 PM #

    I’m no wine expert, but I definitely know what ones I like =). For white wines, my favorites are Cavit Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, and Luna di Luna, which is a chardonnay/pinot grigio blend. They’re all light and go with almost anything, and each is below $20/bottle. Drink them chilled but please, please, please DON’T put ice in it – if you need it chilled in a hurry, pop it into the freezer for 15 minutes.

  20. Dawn Montgomery September 13, 2008 at 7:17 PM #

    Thanks for the suggestion, Angie! My husband loves Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel so I’ll ask him to pick up the muscato next time! I’d love to see what wines you have.

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