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johne

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What are all you guys drinking and recommending for wines that you are buying and drinking here in the DR? After years of buying and drinking wines in the US I am learning what to buy for quality and at an afforable price little by little.Especially reds. Price wise it seems one needs to buy reds/Spain. But that is kind of limiting, so tell me...what else is out there that you would recommend?
 

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California reds. Cabs and Merlots. Napa and Sonoma. Caution: if you drink Duckhorn Merlot everything else you drink tastes like a 4.00 bottle of Boones Farm
 

william webster

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If you define 'affordable', it'll narrow the search....

Some good reds in the 600-800 pesos zone... Chilean, Spanish.....
 

johne

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If you define 'affordable', it'll narrow the search....

Some good reds in the 600-800 pesos zone... Chilean, Spanish.....
Good price range...maybe 900 on the top. For tonight I bought Mayor De Castilla 2018 Tempranillo Ribera dl Duero region for 750. We'll see.
 

william webster

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From memory.... Castillas del Diablo..... my wife likes
I'll look around next visit.... that's my range too
 

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A red wine the bars here serve, Premio, santa carolina from chile about $400... or if you want to step up Chateau st Jean cabernet sauvignon.USA over $2k pesos...........
 

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Everyone has their own taste but for a relatively cheap price a Spanish red that I enjoy is Vina ALBALI RESERVA, under 600 pesos.
 

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A red wine the bars here serve, Premio, santa carolina from chile about $400... or if you want to step up Chateau st Jean cabernet sauvignon.USA over $2k pesos...........
For $2000 I can then only have rice and beans for dinner. Do they pair nicely ?
 

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Chateau Minuty , available at El national supermarket, around 1k-1.5k.
Best rosé wine, ever.
 

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Chateau Minuty , available at El national supermarket, around 1k-1.5k.
Best rosé wine, ever.
Roses are great for this climate. Problem for me is I quaff them. After a couple of bottles I say”where am I going with this”? Lol
 
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malko

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Roses are great for this climate. Problem for me is I quaff them. After a couple of bottles I say”where am I going with this”? Lol

Yeah, in the DR I do what we call a " piscine ", ie a swimming pool :. 1dl of rosé and 4 ice cubes in a glass.
 
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Pinot noir is said to be the healthiest wine, mix in some pomogrante juice and you're almost guaranteed 100 years.