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Poll: What is the quintessential fall wine?
  • 20.4% - A full, rich Côtes du Rhône red 288
  • 15.1% - A heavy white, like a Viognier or Liebfraumilch 213
  • 54.8% - Something spicy and earthy, like a Syrah or a Barbera 775
  • 9.8% - Something else you'll pour on us in the comments 139
1415 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?

jomarch


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Why does what wine you prefer to drink have to be seasonal? I prefer to drink a nice crisp Reisling year round. If I make any change in the fall it might be to some good hard cider. I do, however, believe that Gluhwein should only be consumed in the bitterly cold winter months - preferrably after a long day spent skiing in the Alps or walking through a Kristkindlmarkt.

ardubu


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jomarch wrote:Why does what wine you prefer to drink have to be seasonal? I prefer to drink a nice crisp Reisling year round. If I make any change in the fall it might be to some good hard cider. I do, however, believe that Gluhwein should only be consumed in the bitterly cold winter months - preferrably after a long day spent skiing in the Alps or walking through a Kristkindlmarkt.



Yes.
The hard cider. Good Hard Cider.
Oh, and a warm fire.

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Phoulmouth


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Phoulmouth

Beer.

D

narquespamley


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Beaujolais nouveau, of course!

roadlizard7


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A nice crisp chardonnay, since fall here is still Indian Summer. Doesn't cool off til Thanksgiving or later.

hoomgar


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I nice Bourbon Whiskey or just some 20/20 Orange Jubilee on ice.

hum dee dum... oh! You said wine!?!?!

Um... hmmmm... I like wine that comes in a bottle. Yea bottled wine, in a glass with lots of ice.

Booyeah!!!

kylemittskus


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Can we just stop these, please?

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North316


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Fall = mead...now if only I could find some decent mead around here....

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daveinwarshington


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Malty German Lagers!

I'm enjoying Paulaner Oktoberfest lately...

Later on in November or so, dark microbrew ales!

bsanf3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bsanf3

I don't drink specific wines because of the season.

gamara1


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narquespamley wrote:Beaujolais nouveau, of course!



+1

wilsonv13


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Herby dude

You can pour anything you want on me, but a great herby sauvignon blanc is perfect for fall and turkey with stuffing. Talk about a marriage. It put me in a carriage.

alexasnows


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I think woot needs to start a beer and booze section, not enough people here seem to appreciate wine.
I like to pair wine with food, not with seasons, one exception, nothing beats a nice glass of dry rose on a hot day. And I am not talking about that sickly kool aid stuff called white zinfandel. It's an abomination.

wolfchik


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Mead with some good mulling spices.. mmm
A good cider would be good too, but I'll drink that all year. ;)

iByron


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That Fess Parker Viognier is a good fit on the white side. But for me fall means the big reds start to come back out. Ribera del Duero is a goody for the start.

Of course for Thanksgiving it's Pinot Noir and Gamay!

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DarthTagnan


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Still fond of Washington Merlots, if I can find them.

bkarlan


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bsanf3 wrote:I don't drink specific wines because of the season.



Agreed, our wine pick is based on dinner that is being served or guest preference when they are over.

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freddieb1983


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Sangiovese...or a Sangria w/rum :D

ariellem


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Definitely not a seasonal wine drinker here. Barely a wine drinker as it is - we have a large backlog here of gifted wines that we haven't gotten around to trying. Where's the option for "the next one on the rack with a fun label"?

tons o' screaming monkeys (yay!)
almost no Box of Cobwebs in the past few years (boo :-< )

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284

I like a nice cup of wine vinegar every day.

chuckdrago


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chuckdrago

A great Argentinean Malbec will do it for me

hosesplus


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I like this years Beaujolais Nouveau. It is usually better later in the year.

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alexasnows


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Beaujolais nouveau is a crappy wine that has been brilliantly marketed. That is all. Excess juice that only lasts a few weeks. Google it. Now a real Beaujolais AOC is another story.

redwinefan


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Sauternes feels like fall to me, but I don't drink it often.

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marbaulo


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I don't generally pick wine for the season but I do notice that I crave heavier wines and reds more in the fall and winter while lighter and whiter in the spring and summer. For instance, yesterday was a spectacular fall day and at dinner, I ordered a Barbara instead of the Riesling I've been chugging the last couple months. Went beautifully with Foie Gras and the Braised Short Rib (Crop Bistro in Cleveland) and wasn't quite offensive to my friend's salmon.