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320090T
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  07:46:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mine- Laurens Blackberry from the Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, KY. Wahoo, a whole $17.00 per bottle! I'm cheap.

drl50
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  07:55:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bottle of Boone's Farm apple wine I drank in 1968. Just before I backed my Dad's Lincoln into a pole. I never could get over how many bottles of wine cost more than a bottle of good bourbon.
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savage170
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  07:58:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most of the wine I’ve ever drank was homemade my Uncle Clem made a great elderberry wine

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He Dog
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Italy
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:21:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$27. Sanford Pinot Noir. Everyone loved it but me. I hate astringency!

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montanajoe
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:25:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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grdad45
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:26:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The half bottle of Boone's Farm Apple I drank before the cop stopped me!

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beneteau
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:34:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:41:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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HandLoad
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:55:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Half a Screw-cap jug of Fed Mart Red - after which I wrecked a favorite Car.

Say, somewhere around $12,000, 1972 Dollars....maybe equivalent to, say, $50,000 in today's scrip?

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Edited by - HandLoad on 04/16/2018 08:55:59 AM
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hillbille
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
never liked the expensive stuff, have tried a few, never could get past the dry taste, like the cheap stuff better, boones farm, or wild vines...........
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1FMJ
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:08:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a bottle of 1939 chianti bottled in 1939 Nazi marked.Hitlers private reserve.
Payed $900.00 for it my girl friend drank it all down without stopping!!!<1FMJ>
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Big Sky Redneck
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:32:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
M/D 20/20, my god what rotten stuff!

Mother inlaw is a wine snob, for Christmas I bought her a bottle of Italian imported red wine, can’t remember the brand but it was over $100 for that bottle. I want to be there when she pulls the cork so I can try it.

Other than that, not sure of the cost but a glass or two of house wine at the fancier eateries is about all I’ve had.
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320090T
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1FMJ

Had a bottle of 1939 chianti bottled in 1939 Nazi marked.Hitlers private reserve.
Payed $900.00 for it my girl friend drank it all down without stopping!!!<1FMJ>



Hope you got laid after that!
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diver-rig
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:45:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drank a lot of mad dog, night train, and tickle pink back in jr high and high school. Pretty much don’t touch any of it now.

When wife was pregnant with our youngest, (she turns four this month), I bought my wife two bottles of wine a week, sometimes more, and a fancy lockable wine rack. Hid them all until after the birth.

Rack hold 96 bottles, and I bought more than it would hold.

Some were $3 or $4, most expensive one was $500.

Looked yesterday, and she has like 10 bottles left.
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Don McManus
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:56:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
30+ years ago a shared bottle of Gallo burgundy preceded a proposal.


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wpageabc
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  10:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone gave me a free glass of Dom Peringnom.

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Brookwood
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:02:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cannot remember the name but the best tasting wine I ever drank came out of a cardboard box with a plastic liner inside. It was a freebee at an office Christmas party and I was told that the office manager "spared no expense" ???

It was a fairly sweet white wine with a bold grape flavor and no unpleasant after taste.

I knew from previous experiences with sweet wine, not to drink more than one small 6oz. glass. As the sweeter the wine, the Bigger the Headache will be the next morning!
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Old-Colts
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:06:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For my 70th birthday a couple of years ago our favorite local Steakhouse was offering a special Malbec that night. I had two glasses with my dinner at, if I remember correctly, $36 a glass.
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riflemike
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:13:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i buy the cheapest.my palate dont know

wal mart has one thats called DUCK for maybe 3.00


as good as any 20.00 bottle ive had

also LIDLS grocery stores becoming popular sells some good wine cheap...German company

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ruger41
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:25:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gilbert Cellars Tempranillo Port. Great Washington State Port that runs about $40 a bottle. Pairs great with a Liga Privada T52 Cigar
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p3skyking
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:25:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
75 Pesetas for a bottle of Lambrusco for a hot blonde German ho in Malaga.

I got a happy ending, but damn, 4 Pesetas would have bought that bottle in a market.

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Wrangler
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:48:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MD 20/20.
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minitruck83
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:58:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 buck Chuck.
(and once some Thunderbird )

Worst was a bottle of Bali Hai that had been a decoration in this gals living room for about 10 years...... what else you gonna do when it's 0400 and all the stores are closed?
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bpost
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  2:16:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back in the 1990's we had some $300.00 a bottle wine during the RSNA in Chicago. Our dinners with radiologists and hospital administrators were five star restaurants. The expensive wine was really good, especially since the cost did not show up on my expense report or come out of my companies pocketbook.

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1911a1-fan
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  2:17:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
chateau lafite rothschild 1,200 a bottle at the time, just a few sips and knew red wine is not for me

also tried Louis XIII cognac at 3,000 a bottle

Grand Marnier Quintessence at 900.00 a bottle

i paid nothing for ether of it offered to me by customers, all tasted like watered down versions of the cheaper bottles { i know it wasnt because i was in charge of it all}


had a table in about 3 weeks ago that drank 6 bottles of Caymus, Napa Valley ’14 at 140 a bottle and sent one back to the chef, again red wine is rank to me

did buy a gift set of perrier jouet with 2 glasses for me and the wifes wedding in vegas like this one for 120.00 24 years ago, much better than dom {i have had that a few times}



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Ricci Wright
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:48:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably around $40.00

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mjrfd99
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:54:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most expensive?
The bottle at my first wedding.
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papernicker
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:32:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by beneteau


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44pinshooter
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  6:06:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have no idea what it was, but I had done some consulting for a company and the owner wanted to thank me and my wife with a nice dinner.
So, he and his wife and me and mine met up at one of those 5 star places. Now this guy is a very major wine guy. Travels the world to buy wine for himself.
So he orders up a before dinner wine, dry ain't even close to this stuff.
The dinner wine was a little better, but not much.
The desert vine was more dry than the first 2.
All the time he his talking about how great these wines are.
The check came while he was in the rest room. The first bottle was $900.00 the other 2 were $300.00 each. $1500.00 in vine !!!!!!!
On the ride home, da'wife said she wanted to pour her glass of vine in to the planter, but was afraid ti would kill the plants !!

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dcon12
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  6:16:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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grumpygy
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  6:52:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


This was several years ago new years eve. I got a Bottle of his Special Reserve(have not found it again) something like $28. Got real lucky cause that was the best wine I've had. And I have not found it again. PS it must be the stuff from Australia.
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Maalox
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  7:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A magnum of Opus One. mid 90s vintage

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TooBig
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USA
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  07:27:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like the stuff we use to drink in the Military and 2 drunks for the price of one. Big shot of water the next morning and a free drunk.

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us55840
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  07:43:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When a teenager, tired some Bali Hi

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steve45
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  3:16:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wife and I drink cheaper wines all the time. I decided for her birthday one of her presents would be 6 different wines that scored 92 or higher on the Wine Spectator list. Averaged about 28.00 a bottle or so. After drinking them we decided we couldn't tell the difference between them and our favorites that cost 5 to 12 a bottle.
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gearheaddad
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  3:23:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm, not a wine guy at all. My wife does like a good red wine. Pinot Noir or a nice Cabernet are her favorites.
I have bought cases from the Wall Street Journal Wine Club when they run specials through American Express. Sometimes only $10-$15.00 a bottle. And she has been quite pleased. We've shared them with other wine drinkers and all of them have gone on to order their own from the WSJ wine club.
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Old-Colts
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  3:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the other end of the price spectrum are the red blends and white blends produced by Ménage à Trois Wines; they are very inexpensive and surprisingly very good! The "California Red Wine" and "Silk" go well as a substitute during my Music and Merlot Evenings! They range in price from about $7.97 to $10.99 a bottle.

However, I do have some more expensive bottles in the rack for those really special occasions!
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bobski
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  4:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the one glass at my wedding.
brand wasnt important. what it represented for the decades to follow...did.
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Don McManus
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  4:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have never acquired a taste for wine.

I do like a good Scotch on occasion.

Currently enjoying an 18 year old Glenlivit. Around $ 150.00 a litre, IIRC, but it lasts me at least a couple of months.

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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  4:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone judging wine by price has missed the point of wine.

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mogley98
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  5:36:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Best wine I ever had I picked up at a store and forgot to look at the label before the wife tossed the bottle.

I've tried a few to try and find it since but haven't.

Otherwise I like some of the wines we try at tastings, particularly fond of a coffee flavored wine from Hendersonville St. Paul winery.

Not a wine snob and not into real dry wines.
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