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Old 20th Nov 2013, 09:55
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Boycott Italy for 1 week.

I picked up several bottles of red wine last week, one of which was an Italian wine of which the only English writing on the bottle was "dry red wine"

Mamma Mia! It had bubbles in it!

Which sane European (except maybe the gay ones) put bubbles in their vino?

Apparently it's called a sparkling red, WTF, was the vintage so crap that they p!ssed in the vat to improve the flavour?

You couldn't taste the grape while drinking it, but could get a sense of it from the after taste it left behind. Down the kitchen sink it all went where it could do some good cleaning the pipes.

Apparently Australia and Moldova make similar sh!t too but have you seen their dress sense? Italy needs to be punished for doing this to the world.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:11
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Was the cork not wired up?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:20
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Lambrusco Rosso?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:28
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Much as I love Italy and many things about it, their wine is crap. Koop Suid-Afrikaanse.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:33
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Originally Posted by Capetonian View Post
Much as I love Italy and many things about it, their wine is crap. Koop Suid-Afrikaanse.
Some of it is crap.

Some of it is very good indeed.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:44
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With Andy_S on this one. There are some sensational Italian wines out there. Lash out on a decent bottle of Brunello di Montalcino if red's your poison, or a good Gavi di Gavi if you prefer white.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:19
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I recently had lunch at a place which had Italian wine on it's list.


One of them was a Prosecco Rosť described as bright, pinky, approachable, dry.


It went by the name "Follador"


Those of you who speak Spanish might enjoy it! (Giggle translator refers)
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:24
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As Mrs Fliegenmong and I have often quipped....

"Never met a bubble I didn't like"

Must have been real paint stripper Cattletruck!!
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:25
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Follador

so rude!
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:40
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There's a Portuguese wine called Curva.
It means 'whore' in Romanian and with variations in spelling in several other EE languages too.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:44
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One seldom goes wrong in Italy with wines beginning with the letter 'B'.

Many young wines throughout Europe come with a spot of effervescence. They're supposed to.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:50
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One seldom goes wrong in Italy with wines beginning with the letter 'B'.
Like 'Boycott'

This one had something written in Italian about being a gaseous red, can't recall what exactly, it's in the bin now.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 11:56
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One seldom goes wrong in Italy with wines beginning with the letter 'B'.
Such as Bianco?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:15
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Send all your Brunello, Barolo, & Barbaresco my way and don't worry your little heads on the topic.

I think you'll find that Bianco begins with the letter 'V', as in Vino Bianco.

Do people call you 'P'?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:29
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My "wine cellars" probably contains 40-50% Italian wines, and one bottle of South African. Bought it for its name; Allesverloren. Who said South Africaans didn't have a sense of humour.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:47
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Many South African wines rejoice in names that have wry meanings :
Nooitgedacht
Vergelegen
Rust en Vrede
Vergenoegd
Meerlust

... and they're all good.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:56
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I drank some Italian red wine in Italy and liked it so much that I bought a crate (it was cheap) and returned with it to England.

Whether I had been tricked I never knew, but the wine was only drinkable as spritzer diluted 50/50 with sparkling mineral water or lemonade.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:03
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Do people call you 'P'?
Piss Artist, Plonker &c, so in a way, yes.

But you're right, many of the better Italian red wines do seem to start with the letter "B". I'm trying really hard to make my way through them . . .
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:04
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Need to bone up on Italian wines cattletruck.

I cannot understand how you didn't know it was sparkling.

As a few people here have said, the Italians make some good stuff.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:10
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Some very disturbing news last week-there is a worldwide shortage of red. I am hoarding. Cannot take another apocalypse sober!

+1 for Brunello
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