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Re: High alcohol wines ... is this getting worse?

by TimMc » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:31 pm

ClarkDGigHbr wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:First, is anyone but me noticing this, that the high alcohols of the '90s are getting even higher and hotter in the '00s?


Sure ... plenty of us have noticed this. In fact, I listed this as my choice for the most annoying wine trend in a Forum Survey that ran earlier this year. I shudder when faced with a lighter red wine, like Pinot Noir, boasting almost 14.5% alcohol. At that level, I may as well find a fuller bodied Syrah that can handle that elevated ABV content.

-- Clark


Well....as long as we're putting screw caps on the wine seems like high alcohol content is a good thing, doesn't it?
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Re: High alcohol wines ... is this getting worse?

by Isaac » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:45 am

TimMc wrote:
ClarkDGigHbr wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:First, is anyone but me noticing this, that the high alcohols of the '90s are getting even higher and hotter in the '00s?


Sure ... plenty of us have noticed this. In fact, I listed this as my choice for the most annoying wine trend in a Forum Survey that ran earlier this year. I shudder when faced with a lighter red wine, like Pinot Noir, boasting almost 14.5% alcohol. At that level, I may as well find a fuller bodied Syrah that can handle that elevated ABV content.

-- Clark


Well....as long as we're putting screw caps on the wine seems like high alcohol content is a good thing, doesn't it?
I fail to see the connection, Tim, unless you're going on about white port in a paper bag again.
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Re: High alcohol wines ... is this getting worse?

by Carlo » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:51 am

If everyone hates high alcohol wines then put it to the test. Which wines do you like?
Put it in a bag and do the taste test and see.
I like the high stuff as long as it`s balanced. I like a full flavor Pinot.
I`m not fond of a 12% Pinot. No Flavor ....Whimpy
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Re: High alcohol wines ... is this getting worse?

by Ben Rotter » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:16 pm

Victorwine and Robin,

Thanks for the welcome.

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