Wine to take home for dinner

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Post by Kate » Tue 11 Apr 2017 08:35

Hi. Where are you? There are lots of good wines round here at various prices....but your best bet in my opinion would be to pop into a few local wineries and try a few. In that way, you can be sure to take something you know you like, you've got an extra topic of conversation to add to your repertoire and you've had a bit of fun choosing!
Let us know what you decide on and have a lovely evening.

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 11 Apr 2017 11:13

As a compromise between the supermarket and a full-scale tour round the wineries, many places have a wine shop - cave à vins - which will usually have a range of local wines open to be tasted, and can in any event give you informed advice. If you find one that you trust, it's a useful investment for the future.

I use "les caves du roussillon" in Port-Vendres : they also have branches in Perpignan and Amèlie. But there must be plenty of others. There are also "in-town" outlets run by individual wineries, particularly in the more "touristic" places on the coast.

Recommending individual wines is more difficult, partly because we don"t know your tastes or budget (or even the colour you want), but mostly because it's a matter of luck whether you'll find it close to you. There are lots of wineries down here, and lots of wines.

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Post by Santiago » Tue 06 Jun 2017 14:29

Just to add to what Martyn has recommended. For a single bottle decision, the best place to go is a specialist wine shop or "Caviste". There are many in the region, all run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable owners and staff.

We are actually very lucky in this region that nearly all the independent shops cooperate together under an association. Here is their website which shows the locations.

http://cavistes-catalans.com/cavistes-adherents/

The worst thing you could do, although the easiest, is pick up a random bottle in a supermarket.
Domaine Treloar - Vineyard and Winery - www.domainetreloar.com - 04 68 95 02 29

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 06 Jun 2017 16:17

Santiago wrote:Just to add to what Martyn has recommended. For a single bottle decision, the best place to go is a specialist wine shop or "Caviste". There are many in the region, all run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable owners and staff.

We are actually very lucky in this region that nearly all the independent shops cooperate together under an association. Here is their website which shows the locations.

http://cavistes-catalans.com/cavistes-adherents/

The worst thing you could do, although the easiest, is pick up a random bottle in a supermarket.
Except that their website is strikingly bad, at least on an iPad. Like many amateurs, they seem to favour bling over usability.

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