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    OK how's this for "off topic" - Wine!

    Does anyone have suggestions for a good red wine (Cabernet) that is less than $40/bottle?

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    Wine comes in bottles? I thought it came in a bag within a box.
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    Nah it comes in a bottle IN a brown paper bag, with a scew top for convenience.
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    Re: OK how's this for "off topic" - Wine!

    Originally posted by MEG
    Does anyone have suggestions for a good red wine (Cabernet) that is less than $40/bottle?

    Mark
    Robert Mondovi is excellent. I can usually find it fo $18-$22

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    when we drank, we would stick w/the australian wines as they were not that expensive, and yet very good flavors. i cannot think of the exact names off the top of my head, though. also, if you like dry reds, i found chianti was my favorite type as it wasnt overly dry like a merlot, but not so (not)dry like a cabernet. hope that helps you out
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    Originally posted by njbair
    What is 1st Nephi?
    its a book from the book of mormon: http://scriptures.lds.org/1_ne/8
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    Obadiah, congrats on the new you! Australia is pretty played out right now, but I'll keep looking. I'm going to try the Mondavi suggestion, thanks, alanb. If anyone else has ideas, I'm all ears. My tip is Stags Leap - Artemis. VERY good ($100 good) and can be had at $43/ bottle if you know where to go.

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    The other good one I couldn't think of the other day is Kendall-Jackson. The Vintage Reserve is particularly good and still meets your price by a good bit.

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    The other good one I couldn't think of the other day is Kendall-Jackson. The Vintage Reserve is particularly good and still meets your price by a good bit.

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    Thanks, Alan. I will try the K-J also. Surpisingly, I've also had pretty good luck with the 2001 Meridian 1500ml jug/magnum wines. The 2001 vintage in those large bottles is a decent "everyday" wine at a great price, $16/bottle.

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    Wait, wait... you guys aren't talking about Linux software for emulating Windows?
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    Originally posted by alanb
    The other good one I couldn't think of the other day is Kendall-Jackson. The Vintage Reserve is particularly good and still meets your price by a good bit.

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    yellow tail and sharaz.... thats what my wife usually comes home with. I like the first.
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    My wine tip of the day:

    Sams club. some really good wines at really really good prices. Plus they universally place mixed vintages in the same rack at the same price and you can really get some good deals that way, i.e., a 1999 at the same price as a 2000 or 2001 or whatever.

    My specific recommendation is: Rosemount Estate, Balmoral Syrah, 1998-1999. About $43. Big wine, fantastic! They usually have the 99. It usually costs $50-55 elsewhere, and Parker gave it a 92.
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    btw,
    as an aside, I use the palm program by Landware,
    Wine enthuiast all the time and LOVE IT.

    LINK

    And OMG, there is a new version, 1.3 out and I only have 1.2!!
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    My specific recommendation is: Rosemount Estate, Balmoral Syrah, 1998-1999. About $43. Big wine, fantastic! They usually have the 99. It usually costs $50-55 elsewhere, and Parker gave it a 92.
    I'm not a syrah/shirah/shiraz fan myself, but the Landware site has great stuff. Thanks for the hookup. All I need now is that pesky Samsung I730 to come out so I can buy some of this software. The Wine Enthusiast 2005 is a must by for the PPC.

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    My wife and I perfer merlots to Cabs... We recently found a great one at Costco of all places. Rodney Stong 2000 Merlot around $30.
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    Concha y Toro.

    It will become the standard by which you compare all other Cabs (and few will compare well to it)

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    Talking Berringer's Red wine

    Berringers is a great inexpensive red
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