Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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What Kind Of Wine Do You Want?

"I want wine that excites me, that feels so good to drink that one sip urges on the next and the next after that. I want a wine that tells a story of a place and a people and a culture, that is not the predictable equivalent of a franchise restaurant but more like a little mom-and-pop’s, where you’re not always sure what you’ll find but you know it can have the capacity to inspire."
Me, I want a wine that endrunkens me, that stifles the shakes and soothes the sour stomach. I want a wine that evens out the edges of the day and helps me to forget my fears. I want a wine that shouts down my anxieties and allows me to kid myself that everything is going to be alright, even if I know that illusion will only last until the end of the bottle. That's what I want in a wine. But if you're looking for some kind of classier experience or whatever, something, I dunno, transcendent, the millionaires at the Times have a list of $20 bottles that should do the trick.

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trenches (#219,719)

"I want wine that tells a story of earth's mute grace in a teeny tiny bedroom voice, more Spalding Gray than Steve Harvey. I want it to taste so crazy. I want wine that is like a lover I already know, but never held before. I want wine that is totally red wine. I want brave wine."

Vicky (#7,168)

I can confirm that the txakolina is delicious and pairs well with cheetos.

Ugh, the Edmunds St. John Gamay is my favorite wine in the world right now, and it's going to be impossible to get after this. Stupid Times.

I want a new wine

One that's red or that's white
One that won't leave a bitter taste
Or make my head pound all night

I want a new wine
One that won't stain my shirt
One that won't make me think too much
Or make me feel any hurt

One that won't leave my memories
Or cause a mental funk
One that does its sole job and that's to
Get me drunk
To get me good and drunk

(Sorry, Huey.)

deepomega (#1,720)

Cheap, mostly.

ejcsanfran (#489)

@deepomega: And ideally with a screw-top.

For serious, when I'm down to my two finalists in the "Under $10" section, screw-top always trumps cork.

flatfootafleet (#5,753)

and that right there is everything wrong with the wine critics' world (see also wine snob).

BadUncle (#153)

I usually go for a wine that enrages me.

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