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Wine recommendation #43306
03/03/2015 04:25 PM
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I'm placing my order with shop and drop need help I like barefoot red moscato no I'm not a wine specialist but thats what I like its sweet and smooth. Can you recommend something similar because this isn't available.
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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: sj5039] #43307
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Barefoot wines are available in the grocery store at Maho.

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Is Maho near Nettle Bay Beach Club?

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: sj5039] #43309
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Send a note to Jeannie; I'm sure she can find something similar, if not the actual wine you want.

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: sj5039] #43310
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i will check tomorrow to make sure it is the red variety in the barefoot mascots and respond .. I was not 100% sure that's all


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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: jeannie239] #43311
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But barefoot mascato is ready available everywhere not just in maho I am not sure if it is the red variety that's all...


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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: jeannie239] #43312
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Seriously try out some of the French Rose' wines - I don't really care for rose' that much but they were terrific - we enjoyed a wine called Miraval - another called Whispering Angel - don't remember the name of the third... but sure wish I was back at Orient beach enjoying them now

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Seriously try out some of the French Rose' wines - I don't really care for rose' that much but they were terrific - we enjoyed a wine called Miraval - another called Whispering Angel - don't remember the name of the third... but sure wish I was back at Orient beach enjoying them now


Totally agree. I too claimed to not like Rose until I tried different French brands on SXM. I still limit intake of it to SXM but it's good.

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: RonDon] #43314
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The reason I don't like American rosé is that it's too sweet; the French rosés are drier, and I definitely enjoy them. However, the original poster likes Moscato, which is even sweeter than American rosé, so I don't think the French rosé is the answer. I always joke that Kool-Aid is a great substitute for white zinfandel.

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The reason I don't like American rosé is that it's too sweet; the French rosés are drier, and I definitely enjoy them. However, the original poster likes Moscato, which is even sweeter than American rosé, so I don't think the French rosé is the answer. I always joke that Kool-Aid is a great substitute for white zinfandel.


I will have to remember that recommendation for my friends who drink that stuff.

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You aren't going to find many sweet French table wines aside from Alsatian wines. There should be some good Rieslings to try that won't cost too much. Worst case you don't like it but you may find a new love.

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: GaKaye] #43317
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GaKaye, I agree with your assessment of American Rose wine in general. There is a Francis Ford Coppola Rose made in CA called Sophia that is not at all sweet and was a great find after trying way too many very sweet ones.
Nothing better than a bottle of Rose and charcuterie while lounging on the beach in SXM! Wish I were there now! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

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You should all be careful throwing the word Rose around when talking about white zinfandel or other manufactured sweetened wines. There are plenty of true to style dry American or other new world roses to be had. We have Sutter Home to thank for the misconception that rose wine is sweet. That all being said if you like the wine you like the wine so drink up!

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Nothing better than a bottle of Rose and charcuterie while lounging on the beach in SXM! Wish I were there now! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />


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Funny you say that because that's also our late afternoon routine after returning from OB. Fresh baguette, charcuterie with french pickled gherkins (cornichons) and cheeses while watching the ocean on the terrasse
And of course a glass or two of chilled rose de Provence with that.

It's so good that we also do it in Summer here, while watching the boats on the Allegheny river from our deck.

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: plequerre] #43320
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Another great dry French Rose is "Pink Flamingo"..

Some of our friends from Avalon Resort in WV can add backgrounf information, lol...


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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: sj5039] #43321
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Ok I am responding to the orginal post regarding Moscato wines red variety only as requested... although there are many varieties of blush , rose etc that are equally good wine grape variety. I am just responding to the original post request for red mascato hence this what I can suggest and recommend for red moscato:

The original question that was emailed to me was regarding barefoot moscato in red ...

Yes indeed this is available in red and on my website ...

Moscato grape is more prevalent in Italy than any other region so the once i can suggest as alternatives or even better in quality are as follows:

Marchesi di Barolo "Zagara", Moscato d'Asti DOCG '11 - Italy _ saprkling moscato ( red variety)

Beringer "Classic", Red Moscato comes in sparkling as well the grape variety is actually from chille even though Beringer is a california collection

Moscato Provincia di Pavia - Apperently this is america's # 1 seeling Moscato from Italy - Comes both in red and white variety

Hope this helps

Thanks
Jeannie


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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: jeannie239] #43322
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On our last trip to St. Martin we had a great bottle of French Malbec at Sol e Luna. Looking forward to trying that again when we get there this weekend.

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: gd1147] #43323
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You should all be careful throwing the word Rose around when talking about white zinfandel or other manufactured sweetened wines. There are plenty of true to style dry American or other new world roses to be had. We have Sutter Home to thank for the misconception that rose wine is sweet. That all being said if you like the wine you like the wine so drink up!


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Re: Wine recommendation [Re: gd1147] #43324
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You should all be careful throwing the word Rose around when talking about white zinfandel or other manufactured sweetened wines. There are plenty of true to style dry American or other new world roses to be had. We have Sutter Home to thank for the misconception that rose wine is sweet. That all being said if you like the wine you like the wine so drink up!


I completely agree that the best wine to drink is the one you enjoy! I generally drink whites in the summer and reds in the winter, regardless of the food I'm eating. The other night I had a delicious Cabernet with my fish, and the waiter didn't blink when I ordered it.

I've never found an American rosé that's not sweet. Can you suggest one for me to try?

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You should all be careful throwing the word Rose around when talking about white zinfandel or other manufactured sweetened wines. There are plenty of true to style dry American or other new world roses to be had. We have Sutter Home to thank for the misconception that rose wine is sweet. That all being said if you like the wine you like the wine so drink up!


I completely agree that the best wine to drink is the one you enjoy! I generally drink whites in the summer and reds in the winter, regardless of the food I'm eating. The other night I had a delicious Cabernet with my fish, and the waiter didn't blink when I ordered it.

I've never found an American rosé that's not sweet. Can you suggest one for me to try?

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There aren't many that make it into full blown US distribution. There are dry roses of pinot noir from Willamette Oregon. There are also dry rose of sangiovese and zinfandel (not white zin) coming out of Napa area. The problem with the good ones is they are normally small productions and limited distributions or sold only at the wineries. I am not familiar with wine distribution in NC so it may not be as diverse as I am used to in NJ. They are normally released in the spring and don't last long so that is your best time to look.

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Thanks for the info; I'll look more carefully next time I shop.

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GK: you might look for Vin Gris de Cigare, by Bonny Doon. Been a while since I've had it, but as I remember it, in the Provence style, with maybe a little more body.

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Thanks joyfully! I've put it on my list!

Re: Wine recommendation [Re: GaKaye] #43329
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NC is tough due to the state having control of what comes in. Not sure if it is allowed but you should look into getting wine delivered from the winery or distribution companies.

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I have looked into some of the wine clubs, and there are a lot of wines that can't be delivered here.

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Sorry to revive this, but it is indeed Rose season in the wine shops in the US. Time to go out and sample.

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I hope to try some French wine while in st Martin. Does anywhere have wine tasting so you know what you like before buying?

Also do the grocery stores have those little single serving wines in 4 packs?

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I would recommend Bacchus in Cul de Sac. They usually have a sommelier present and they should have some samples.

As for a good french rose, my personal favorite is Clos Beylasse. It is the Rose in the blue bottle. I drink that all day long on St Martin. A guilty... well not so guilty pleasure.

Rob

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Select Wine Cellar in Cole Bay. Sylvain does tastings by appointment, but you could just drop in & he will help you out.


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