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Poll: The greatest wines come from:
  • 26.1% - California, duh. USA! USA! USA! 220
  • 6.8% - France. Without them, wine wouldn’t really exist. 57
  • 23.6% - Let’s say Europe. There’s some good stuff all over, over there. 199
  • 5.1% - Australia. They’re up-and-coming, people. 43
  • 1.4% - Canada! Go Canada! 12
  • 9.6% - The past. Before the nuclear age, wine was VERY different. 81
  • 27.4% - There are no great wines. Yeah, I went there. BOOM. 231
843 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

mjc613


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Why isn't Italy a choice? Or the Black Sea, where wine originated?

rpm


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rpm

It has all been downhill since Phylloxera.... at least according to my grandfather and great uncles who drank the great wines of the mid- and late-nineteenth century before it struck Europe.

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Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

natedogg828


quality posts: 4 Private Messages natedogg828

New York..but maybe I am biased since I live here

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ohlfahrt


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I guess it's a wine, I know I've had some mighty profound conversations while drinking it---it is traditionally prepared Korean makgoli.

tiler100


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Spain

Discord


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How the hell do you have Canada there and not Italy? Does Canada even produce wine?

woodchuckqueen


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Oregon would be a nice addition to the list. There is no place where the Pinot is quite so delightful...

jb4502


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Chile....2007.....


trust me, ive seen things....and stuff. banana.

thumperchick


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I'd say NY gives CA a run for it's wineries...

But my current favorite wine comes from Italy.

cortot20


quality posts: 162 Private Messages cortot20
Discord wrote:How the hell do you have Canada there and not Italy? Does Canada even produce wine?



icewine

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edlada


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woodchuckqueen wrote:Oregon would be a nice addition to the list. There is no place where the Pinot is quite so delightful...



And what do they make with it in Burgundy, plonk?

My dogs like me, that is important.

coynedj


quality posts: 7 Private Messages coynedj

The greatest wines come from: grapes.

Lots of excellent wines from lots of places. I'm more than happy to drink them all.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

kashmirton


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Argentina? Texas? Helllooo? ;-)

North316


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mjc613 wrote:Why isn't Italy a choice? Or the Black Sea, where wine originated?



Last time I checked, Italy was part of Europe.

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laeggerichs


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Argentina and Chile!

trifecta


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kashmirton wrote:Argentina? Texas? Helllooo? ;-)



Texas? lol

kylemittskus


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trifecta wrote:Texas? lol



Glad someone besides me stepped up.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

deckerbrian


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I said California on the multiple guess, but I wanted to say how much I love the Aussies and Italians. France can quit producing altogether for all I care. They produce fine wine, I'm sure, it is just for somwone else.

deckerbrian


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I said California on the multiple guess, but I wanted to say how much I love the Aussies and Italians. France can quit producing altogether for all I care. They produce fine wine, I'm sure, it is just for somwone else.

Sati


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woodchuckqueen wrote:Oregon would be a nice addition to the list. There is no place where the Pinot is quite so delightful...



Oregon & Washington. Columbia Valley, Walla Walla... These are where my favorite wines come from. Northwest wines are so, seriously, super good... Mmmm.

Throw in a Argentina, New Zealand, and Italy and I'm all set :-)

mjc613


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North316 wrote:Last time I checked, Italy was part of Europe.



So is France, and they got separate billing. Grouping Italian and German wines together is like grouping bikes and cars together. Both excellent forms of transportation, but NOT the same.

slm9951


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Hands down, CA. Wish I lived there, owned a winery or worked on one and could drink CA wine any time I wanted.

tercerowines


quality posts: 36 Private Messages tercerowines

This is certainly an interesting question, and one that, to me, is impossible to answer.

I have great wines from throughout the world - wines that have been memorable for various reasons. Perhaps it was that Aussie riesling that was so darned refreshing on a hot summer afternoon . . . Or that Bandol Rose from France that was mesmerizing . . . or that CdP that continued to build in complexity as the dinner went on . . . or that Spanish blend that I shared over a long dinner with great friends . . .

Again, too difficult to answer because I think that there are great wines being made all around the country - the real fun is in the discovery (-:

Cheers!

Larry Schaffer
tercero wines
www.tercerowines.com
larry@tercerowines.com