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White After Labor Day?

Postby Bill Hooper » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:24 pm

Tomorrow being Labor Day, I was wondering if your wine drinking habits change for the Fall. My guess is that most people here drink white and red wines throughout the year. How about Rose, Bubbly, and dessert?


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Re: White After Labor Day?

Postby Paul B. » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:29 am

No real appreciable changes in wine type with the change of seasons for me, though with beer there is a definite change: as soon as the weather cools down, I stop buying beer. That said, the start of fall is synonymous with home winemaking for me. Towards the end of September I get really busy with making my homemade wines from grapes, and I do it with very minimal equipment.

I very rarely drink dessert wines, but I will have icewine, usually no more than once a year, and usually around Christmas. Other than that, it's the same mix of whites, reds and the occasional sparkler for me, no matter what the season.
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Re: White After Labor Day?

Postby Thomas » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:26 am

Bill,

I used to think that people who shifted the color of their wines by seasons were nuts, but then I checked my own habits and found that, while I don't cut out whites and roses completely, I certainly reduce their consumption during the cooler seasons (coincidentally, I am nuts too). Since the overwhelming majority of my wine consumption is with food, it has to do with the way I eat. In warmer weather I eat lighter.

I don't think a port touches my lips between June and September--but I make up for that lack a week after the first frost...

As for sparklers: good anytime, anywhere, and at any occasion.
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Re: White After Labor Day?

Postby Redwinger » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:36 am

What Thomas said except for the bit about sparklers, which I rarely drink regardless of the season.
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Re: White After Labor Day?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:48 am

Yeah, I am with Thomas too. I have to admit however that the port situation was getting pretty desperate as I had to open a couple of splits last week. For WLDG archives notes naturally!!
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Re: White After Labor Day?

Postby Thomas » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:51 am

Bob,

For some reason, the high alcohol of port doesn't seem able to stop me until there is but one glass left in the bottle and I am on my way toward incoherence or bed, whichever is within easy reach at the time.

My rule: when I light the first fire, it's time for the first Neipoort.
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