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Hi there,

I am a wine-lover who decided to work in the wine industry, on behalf of numerous wineries, which has given me the chance to try a lot of new wines periodically. One of the biggest trends right now is wine blends, which are combinations of multiple wines that complement each other's flavors. They tend to be very drinkable, versatile, food friendly, and moderately priced. I wanted to share some good red blends I have tried lately for under $15-$20 and that I would recommend. All are great for the cooler weather and pair very well with heartier foods:
Graffigna Elevation Red Blend 2012 (from Argentina)
Jacob's Creek Red Blend 2012 (from Australia)
Dead Bolt Winemaker's Red Blend 2011 (from Napa Valley)

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One of the biggest trends right now is wine blends,
which are combinations of multiple wines that complement each other's
flavors.
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Quite a recent trend indeed, started somewhere in ancient
Greece. Thanks for the update, though.

pavane


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"pavane" wrote ......

Quite a recent trend indeed, started somewhere in ancient Greece. Thanks
for the update, though.


Actually, there is an obscure blended red called Ch. Cheval Blanc -
specifically from my birth year 1947
It was very inexpensive on release - and if anyone has a couple of these,
laying around, gathering dust in a cellar somewhere, I would be only too
willing to take it off your hands, reimbursing you at cost plus accrued
interest at 3% per annum compounded.
A good investment for a cheapie blend, which cannot make up its mind if it
is red or white - no?

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On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:04:08 PM UTC-6, st.helier wrote:
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Quite a recent trend indeed, started somewhere in ancient Greece. Thanks


for the update, though.




Actually, there is an obscure blended red called Ch. Cheval Blanc -

specifically from my birth year 1947

It was very inexpensive on release - and if anyone has a couple of these,

laying around, gathering dust in a cellar somewhere, I would be only too

willing to take it off your hands, reimbursing you at cost plus accrued

interest at 3% per annum compounded.

A good investment for a cheapie blend, which cannot make up its mind if it

is red or white - no?


Nice try. Cheval Blanc "47 though 3% per annum over 66 years might run pretty high.
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Nice try. Cheval Blanc "47 though 3% per annum over 66 years
might run pretty high.


The release price has been recorded as 15-50 "old" francs.
Assuming the higher amount, @ 7 francs to the Euro, this would convert to
roughly $US10
$US10, compounded @ 3% over 66 years would come to about $US70.
In the most unlikely event that anyone may take me up on my most generous
offer, I think that I would be onto a winner :-)



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Hi there,

I am a wine-lover who decided to work in the wine industry, on behalf of numerous wineries, which has given me the chance to try a lot of new wines periodically. One of the biggest trends right now is wine blends, which are combinations of multiple wines that complement each other's flavors. They tend to be very drinkable, versatile, food friendly, and moderately priced. I wanted to share some good red blends I have tried lately for under $15-$20 and that I would recommend. All are great for the cooler weather and pair very well with heartier foods:
Graffigna Elevation Red Blend 2012 (from Argentina)
Jacob's Creek Red Blend 2012 (from Australia)
Dead Bolt Winemaker's Red Blend 2011 (from Napa Valley)
Try the big box of Franzia cillable Red. Yes it will work without a person having to turn homo. thanks.
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On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:03:42 PM UTC-6, st.helier wrote:
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Nice try. Cheval Blanc "47 though 3% per annum over 66 years


might run pretty high.




The release price has been recorded as 15-50 "old" francs.

Assuming the higher amount, @ 7 francs to the Euro, this would convert to

roughly $US10

$US10, compounded @ 3% over 66 years would come to about $US70.

In the most unlikely event that anyone may take me up on my most generous

offer, I think that I would be onto a winner :-)


I had a bottle last year for my 65th birthday. It was a present so one doesn't ask the price. Still truly an amazing wine with some firm tannins still present. Good luck on finding one. This one came from a private stock that still had a case left.
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I had a bottle last year for my 65th birthday.
It was a present so one doesn't ask the price.
Still truly an amazing wine with some firm tannins still present.
Good luck on finding one.
This one came from a private stock that still had a case left.


Oh Larry, how envious am I :-)
I can count (on one hand) the number of great aged wines to which I have
been party (a 1982 Ch. Mouton-Rothschild being one).
A '47 CB would be my ultimate dream wine - and one which I am unlikely to
ever encounter.
Next year I am spending three months in the UK; France and Italy - and shall
be celebrating Ian Hoare's birthday with him (his wife Jacquie's is 3 days
before his) at La Souvigne in June.
Who knows - perhaps he has a forgotten bottle in his cellar???
Fat chance :-(



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