Hi everyone, I'm a new member and new to wine in general and just wanted to introduce myself.

My interest in wine started when I made a new friend who was studying for an exam that I had already taken at the local library. It turned out he was also a huge wine nerd and pretty much all of my current (limited)wine knowledge comes from talking and drinking with him. Wine culture seemed a little intimidating at first, but I figure it's a process and I have the rest of my life to learn. He suggested I register here, so here I am! If he's reading, he'll know who I am. Smile

I've tried a few different kinds of wine and find myself favoring big in-your-face reds, and am partial to barolos and cabernet based wines. My current attitude is: if I like drinking it, it's good.

Recently, I moved from Southern California to the Dallas area and there's a Total Wine nearby so I have a pretty good selection to choose from. Any suggestions on bottles to look out for would be appreciated. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to learning more!
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Hey bud! Glad to see you here, & thanks for the kind words. Big Grin

Total Wine is cool because they have an active inventory search per store.

I'd recommend Aldo Conterno & Renato Ratti (normale labels) for a great intro to Barolo. Total Wine should carry both of them.

Cabernet based...that's a long list. As you know, I'm partial to the old school producers for my domestic purchases. Heitz Napa (especially '06-'08) is a staple. Ridge Estate & Chappellet are go-to's as well. These should all be at your TW.

I'll stop here...

Welcome to the boards, & I hope the new job & exam studying is going well for you. T-Minus (2) months until I sit for mine!
Thanks for the warning, PH. I think people are generally more fun to get drunk with out here in Dallas but I'm uncertain of my ability to keep up sometimes.

Thanks for the suggestions, Shane. I'm probably gonna make a trip out there this weekend. Work and study have annihilated my social life until May.

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That should be your forever attitude!


Starting now, it is!
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Originally posted by Drunk Math:
Thanks for the warning, PH. I think people are generally more fun to get drunk with out here in Dallas but I'm uncertain of my ability to keep up sometimes.

Thanks for the suggestions, Shane. I'm probably gonna make a trip out there this weekend. Work and study have annihilated my social life until May.

quote:
That should be your forever attitude!


Starting now, it is!


Dallas you say?
Welcome Drunk Math . . .I'm going to add Ramey and Hanzell into the mix of labels to look for. I don't often see them in stores but worth checking out if you do come across one.

Wine+art. . . you gearing up for that eventual offline we'll have one of these days?!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Drunk Math:
Thanks for the warning, PH. I think people are generally more fun to get drunk with out here in Dallas but I'm uncertain of my ability to keep up sometimes.

Thanks for the suggestions, Shane. I'm probably gonna make a trip out there this weekend. Work and study have annihilated my social life until May.

quote:
That should be your forever attitude!


Starting now, it is!


Dallas you say?


Dallas, indeed. Well, technically the mid-cities, I suppose.

And thanks for the suggestions, Parcival. I managed to snag a 2010 Ramey cab and the last bottle of Hanzell chardonnay on the shelves today. Smile

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