French wine in an American grocery store

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French wine in an American grocery store

Postby Niner » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Duncan... have any idea about what kind of quality any of these are? They are supposed to be French wines. I think, since they are sold in a grocery store, that they are wines for wino's more than Oenophiles but what do I know. I would think the real wine people would buy their wine from a specialized wine store. I think I'd avoid the one called "Fat Bastard" though...reminds me of Red Dagger or Rhythm as wines made for sleeping in doorways or under a bridge rather than the old goes with white meat or red meat thing.
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:35 am

First of all, Fat bastard Wines are Appellation Vin de Pays d'Oc. Wines from that region are generally good but as with all screw cap wines they are 'pasteurized' and therefore will not improve with age.............

The other wines you show I have giver green ticks to the ones I would buy. Some such as the Pouilly Fumé and the Vouvray are classics.

I would say this store knows it's wines well............ :FRA: :FRA: :FRA:
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby Niner » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 am

Well, that's a surprise. I'd have thought they may have been wines for American consumption with fancy French writing on the label. Now that Fat Bastard wine really surprises me as being reasonably respectable.

By the way, the grocery chain is Rouse headquartered in New Orleans. New Orleans is known for booze of all varieties.

Here is the wine section of Rouses recent newspaper ad. They sell wine from all over.... sections for Italian, Spanish, California, Australia, and other places. I got a feeling this add is aiming at a mixed flock of wine drinkers by aiming center mass on the expectation it will hit at least a few of them.
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:05 pm

All the wines I ticked have websites in France and all ( except ½ bottles ) have corks, not screw caps which sets them above the rest IMO.
Difficult to comment on the promotion sheet as you cant make out the bottles...... :bigsmile:
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:46 pm

I very seldom drink wine, and beer is for the summer heat. Bourbon and the occasional gin
are my tasty treats...... :mrgreen:

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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby Niner » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:01 pm

Thanksgiving is next month and there will be the usual family gathering if nothing prevents. So I was in the Grocery store the other day and decided that I would get some "real" wine like the knowledgeable wine people like Duncan would drink. So I got a bottle of this French wine since it is one that Duncan approves of from my local selection.
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:50 am



:FRA: :FRA:
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Re: French wine in an American grocery store

Postby Niner Delta » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:45 pm

Pouilly-Fuissé....... I think that translates into English as "Fussy Chicken".......maybe.....or not...... :mrgreen:

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