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      07-12-2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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Any wine experts here?

I am looking to buy a $150-250 bottle of semi-sweet red wine. Any recommendations for French or Italian or wines from other countries?

I don't drink wine, ordering as a gift and all I know is the recipient likes semi-sweet red wine.

Thanks guys.
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I'd be amazed if there were any semi-sweet reds that actually cost that much.

I don't drink that style, hence my ignorance.
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Almost any year from this glorious wine is fantastic:

http://www.tenutasanguido.com/eng/Sassicaia.html

You can buy this wine online.
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I believe there aren't very many semi-sweet reds in that price range. You could probably buy them a lot cheaper.
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I am looking to buy a $150-250 bottle of semi-sweet red wine. Any recommendations for French or Italian or wines from other countries?

I don't drink wine, ordering as a gift and all I know is the recipient likes semi-sweet red wine.

Thanks guys.
I’m not a huge wince connoisseur, however I did spend the last four years living in Europe and traveling around Europe. I tried wine from many countries in the region and our favorites happened to be from Germany. The Mosel river specifically. When we moved to the US, we brought over 300 bottles of wine with us, 95% are from Germany.
I’ve never paid anywhere close to that for a bottle of red wine, in fact, one of our favorite semi-sweet reds was about €6 a bottle.

http://www.weingut-kroth.de/
http://www.weingut-kroth.de/english-version/
http://www.weingut-kroth.de/app/down...8_1_180618.pdf

The Rotweine is what you’re looking for, order a case and you’ll still be under your budget.

Cheers!
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you can buy a case of semi-sweet red wine for that much
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A decent bottle of vintage Port would fit your budget and flavor profile.
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I'd be amazed if there were any semi-sweet reds that actually cost that much.

I don't drink that style, hence my ignorance.
Amarone can be a little sweet.
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      07-12-2018, 04:07 PM   #9
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I'm may be an expert. I slept at a Holiday Inn once. And I know my Aldi wines!!
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go to a wine shop and they'll sort you out ..."semi-sweet wine"..lol
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go to a wine shop and they'll sort you out ..."semi-sweet wine"..lol
Isn't that called a Zinfindel?
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I suggest going to a local wine shop or contact a place like this:

https://www.benchmarkwine.com
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Broncho cannot remember if it was you who is the wine connoisseur.
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Thanks all for your advice on this. I don't think through this stuff too hard and the recipient has had me taste wine before, and it all tasted the same. She also told me that more $$$ doesn't necessarily mean it tastes better but I don't want to show up with grocery store wine for the occasion.

I went ahead and bought a 2012 Sassicaia that EdM5 recommended. $209.

Thanks again.
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you can buy a case of semi-sweet red wine for that much
or 3 cases of Mad Dog
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She also told me that more $$$ doesn't necessarily mean it tastes better but I don't want to show up with grocery store wine for the occasion.
I went ahead and bought a 2012 Sassicaia that EdM5 recommended. $209.
boy that must be some good p****
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boy that must be some good p****
No, that’s when I travel to Prague or Amsterdam.
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Thanks all for your advice on this. I don't think through this stuff too hard and the recipient has had me taste wine before, and it all tasted the same. She also told me that more $$$ doesn't necessarily mean it tastes better but I don't want to show up with grocery store wine for the occasion.

I went ahead and bought a 2012 Sassicaia that EdM5 recommended. $209.

Thanks again.
You won't regret it. Fantastic wine. Every wine connoisseur wil agree.

Btw I noticed there is a Bimmerpost member that goes by the very same name...Sassicaia.
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