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Poll: What is most important to you when you buy wine?
  • 10.2% - The color 217
  • 31.9% - The price 681
  • 3.2% - The proof 68
  • 3.6% - The age 77
  • 29.4% - The varietal 627
  • 5.8% - The packaging 123
  • 15.9% - Something else 339
2132 votes

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Lenkeit


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The most important thing to me (and to my hubs) when buying wine is the TASTE of the wine.

We can cellar 545 bottles here at home. This means we must quickly consume the other 436 bottles on hand...

ardubu


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ardubu

The paper bag.
Plastic bags don't cut it!

Ah, the hell with it.

thumperchick


quality posts: 253 Private Messages thumperchick

I'd go with taste over everything listed here.

BobInFla


quality posts: 0 Private Messages BobInFla

The occasion? Sheesh you gotta match the wine with the occasion or else none of that other stuff matters.

Roxenka


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You can't know what it tastes like until AFTER you've bought it!

alohawoot1


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the box

kmf600


quality posts: 3 Private Messages kmf600

Most important thing to me is that its name is Jim Beam

dann


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Roxenka wrote:You can't know what it tastes like until AFTER you've bought it!



I have NEVER purchased a bottle of wine without tasting it first. That is what wine tastings are for!

kacivic


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My wife and I like to try new wines and are rarely disappointed. Guess we're just not picky. However, our method for choosing which to try is based solely on how interesting the label and/or name is.

MsChis


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How 'bout the flavor?

SonomaBouliste


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Lenkeit wrote:The most important thing to me (and to my hubs) when buying wine is the TASTE of the wine.



What she said.

hoomgar


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The taste! Duh!!!!!!! Come on woot!!! Consider yourself slapped upside the head!

nicepairofwooters


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My family had a winery, which we sold to a "big name" wine producer who still produces wine under our former label, and I ran the tasting room for a couple of years. I have to add that A LOT of people buy the wines with the most awards or highest Wine Spectator rating.

hcsencsi


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alohawoot1 wrote:the box



The SIZE of the box.

Booger Face

kmagt


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Taste when it's available for tasting. They get pissed at Safeway every time I pull out my corkscrew. Varietal, producer and appellation helps the most for me

pkrzycki


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The taste...

cmaldoon


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I'll take this one further. I find the P/T ratio the most important. Price to Taste. I love the taste of Beringer Private Reserve but at a retail of $150/bottle it just isn't worth it to me. I'd much rather have Wellington's Victory at $40/bottle.

One needs to put a floor on taste.... Jug wine may be cheap enough to make it a good value but I won't bet on any of it tasting good enough to qualify as even Tuesday night wine.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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Lenkeit


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Roxenka wrote:You can't know what it tastes like until AFTER you've bought it!



Yeah, well, we don't buy wine in the grocery store.

We can cellar 545 bottles here at home. This means we must quickly consume the other 436 bottles on hand...

halsanders


quality posts: 0 Private Messages halsanders

Why wasn't taste on the list?

randysanders


quality posts: 5 Private Messages randysanders

Inferred QPR.

nlevake


quality posts: 8 Private Messages nlevake

Taste. Decent review on Vivino if I haven't purchased it before. I buy about 80% repeat, 20% new.

lavozdealma


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lavozdealma

Yumminess

hosesplus


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$9.99 is the most I will spend on a bottle of wine. If it hits $10 it's overpriced. You can find great wines for less than $10.

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BuffBillsFan


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The suggestion by the guys who run the wine and beer shop I get my craft beer from. Seems like they know their wine, and I know they know their beer, so I'll let them play Landru for me.

PocketBrain


quality posts: 47 Private Messages PocketBrain

Taste.

TheCheeta


quality posts: 1 Private Messages TheCheeta

Yyyeeaaaah... gonna go with taste on this one. It's pretty rare that we buy wine any more without having tasted it either at a tasting or at a restaurant or someone's house. We may buy a bottle upon a recommendation from a trusted source, usually one of our fellow wine snob framily.

Phoulmouth


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Phoulmouth

Whats important to me when I buy wine is wondering Where's The Hoop? is wrong with me.

discodivatracey


quality posts: 0 Private Messages discodivatracey

Ingredients: I need to find wine without sulfites as I am allergic

cmaldoon


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hosesplus wrote:$9.99 is the most I will spend on a bottle of wine. If it hits $10 it's overpriced. You can find great wines for less than $10.



You and I must disagree on the definition of "great"

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


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discodivatracey wrote:Ingredients: I need to find wine without sulfites as I am allergic


Clark in his book "postmodern..." iirc, suggests it's likely something else, as the sulfites are quite low.
I'll see if I can find, and post, the reference.

CT

manhandsha


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If I'm buying wine at a winery, I'm buying based on having tasted it. If I'm in the store, I buy based on how intrigued I am by the label art. In a decade of 'label shopping', I've ended up with ONE bottle that I didn't like.

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ombasha


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Is Wine Woot too good to have a daily survey, or just too lazy?

myfester


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Taste. Why the hell would you buy wine if you don't like the taste. Unless you are a snooty patooty.

myfester


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cmaldoon wrote:You and I must disagree on the definition of "great"



I have found some really good wines under $10. I've tasted $30 wines and I can't taste enough of a difference to justify spending a lot of extra money.

gingertalls


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the alcohol content.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
myfester wrote:I have found some really good wines under $10. I've tasted $30 wines and I can't taste enough of a difference to justify spending a lot of extra money.



There are some decent sub $10 wines, yes. But I am not one to drink the same wine day after day. There are alot of cruddy sub $10 wines too. More than good ones. I'd rather get a $25 bottle that I tasted at a winery and know I like than play roulette with the $5-$10 supermarket bottles.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

maxikyd


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The taste!

daveinwarshington


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manhandsha wrote:If I'm buying wine at a winery, I'm buying based on having tasted it. If I'm in the store, I buy based on how intrigued I am by the label art. In a decade of 'label shopping', I've ended up with ONE bottle that I didn't like.


The problem with 'wine tastings' is that they all start to taste really good, after a while.
One exception: We went to a winery on Hood Canal a few weeks ago, the rude person snarled every time we talked.
Every other winery we've been to has been fun!
ps.. Also go to microbreweries!!

cmaldoon


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daveinwarshington wrote:The problem with 'wine tastings' is that they all start to taste really good, after a while.



Swish and spit.... It really helps keep you from palate fatigue much longer.

Secondly, nobody says you have to finish each pour. I regularly dump half of my pours, even when not spitting. Why waste your palate on so-so wines at a tasting room?

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar