Dec. 30, 2002

Total Votes: 656

Your wine-related New Year's resolutions

Spend less on wine 43 (6%)
Spend more on wine 25 (3%)
Buy better wine 81 (12%)
Try more unfamiliar wines 111 (16%)
Read more about wine 57 (8%)
Take a wine-tasting class 28 (4%)
Subscribe to a wine publication 9 (1%)
Join a tasting group 18 (2%)
Organize a tasting group 19 (2%)
Build and stock a wine cellar 20 (3%)
Reorganize or expand my cellar 50 (7%)
Take more wine tasting notes 47 (7%)
Buy new wine glasses 13 (1%)
Drink wine more frequently 32 (4%)
Drink wine less frequently 17 (2%)
Get friend/family member more interested in wine 20 (3%)
Get a wine-related job 24 (3%)
No wine-related resolutions 6 (0%)
Other (fill-in) 36 (5%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


Dec. 13, 2002

Total Votes: 346

Wine-related holiday wish list

Bottle of wine to cellar 50 (14%)
Bottle of wine to enjoy now 52 (15%)
Case of wine to enjoy now 27 (7%)
Gift certificate 8 (2%)
Leverpull cork extractor 7 (2%)
Pricey Laguiole corkscrew 8 (2%)
Crystal decanter 8 (2%)
Riedel glasses 18 (5%)
Spiegelau glasses 4 (1%)
Book 9 (2%)
Magazine subscription 1 (0%)
Computer Software 3 (0%)
Wine preservation system 3 (0%)
Wine rack 5 (1%)
Wine refrigerator 30 (8%)
Walk-in wine cellar 19 (5%)
Introductory wine tasting course 9 (2%)
Advanced wine tasting course 7 (2%)
Sommelier course 7 (2%)
Wine country trip 50 (14%)
Other (fill-in) 21 (6%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


Dec. 13, 2002

Total Votes: 1267

Most 'food-friendly' wine?

Albariño 10 (0%)
Barbera 29 (2%)
Chenin Blanc 62 (4%)
Gewürztraminer 48 (3%)
Grenache/GSM/Rhone blends 98 (7%)
Grüner Veltliner 19 (1%)
Malbec 76 (5%)
Pinot Noir/Burgundy 312 (24%)
Riesling 234 (18%)
Rosé 33 (2%)
Sangiovese/Chianti blends 140 (11%)
Sparkling wine 85 (6%)
Zinfandel 121 (9%)


Nov. 8, 2002

Total Votes: 486

I usually surf the 'net for wine-related topics ...

More than 4 hours a day 9 (1%)
3-4 hours a day 8 (1%)
2-3 hours a day 26 (5%)
1-2 hours a day 96 (19%)
Less than 1 hour a day 106 (21%)
4-6 days a week 63 (12%)
2-3 days a week 73 (15%)
About once a week 59 (12%)
Three times a month 15 (3%)
Twice a month 12 (2%)
Once a month 9 (1%)
Less than monthly 9 (1%)
This is my first time 1 (0%)

Oct. 25, 2002

Total Votes: 7701

Can you read a wine label?

I can tell what country this wine is from 805 (10%)
I know what region within that country it is from 780 (10%)
I know what appellation in that region it is from 765 (9%)
I know exactly where this appellation is located 335 (4%)
I have tasted wines from this appellation 300 (3%)
I know what color this wine is 551 (7%)
I know what grapes the wine is made from 397 (5%)
I know what year the grapes for this wine were grown 738 (9%)
I can tell whether this wine is made from estate-grown fruit 547 (7%)
I can tell what village this chateau is in 422 (5%)
I know how much alcohol is in this wine 741 (9%)
I know how much wine is in the bottle 788 (10%)
I can tell whether the bottle is recyclable 429 (5%)
I have read or heard about this chateau 71 (0%)
I have tasted wine from this chateau 21 (0%)
I have tasted this exact wine 8 (0%)
I have visited this chateau 3 (0%)


Oct. 11, 2002

Total Votes: 1688

Wines I don't "get"

Barossa Shiraz 54 (3%)
Beaujolais 113 (6%)
California Chardonnay 198 (11%)
Champagne 48 (2%)
German Riesling 63 (3%)
Gewürztraminer 56 (3%)
Loire reds 70 (4%)
Napa Cabernet 47 (2%)
New World Pinot Noir 72 (4%)
NZ Sauvignon Blanc 38 (2%)
Pinotage 126 (7%)
Port 54 (3%)
Red Burgundy 37 (2%)
Rioja 41 (2%)
Sauternes 44 (2%)
Sherry 133 (7%)
Super Tuscans 49 (2%)
Sweet wine in general 106 (6%)
White Burgundy 43 (2%)
White Rhone 43 (2%)
Zinfandel 56 (3%)
Other (fill-in) 197 (11%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


Sept. 27, 2002

Total Votes: 624

What's your wine value favorite?

Allegrini Valpolicella Classico (Italy) 22 (3%)
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec (Argentina) 22 (3%)
Berger Kremstal Dry Grüner Veltliner (Austria) 3 (0%)
Borsao Campo de Borja (Spain) 45 (7%)
Clos Roche Blanche Gamay (France) 8 (1%)
Delicato Shiraz (California) 12 (1%)
Domaine de Pouy Cotes du Gascogne (France) 6 (0%)
Eyzaguirre San Francisco de Mostaxal Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) 7 (1%)
Fairview Goats Do Roam (South Africa) 23 (3%)
Gazela Vinho Verde (Portugal) 1 (0%)
Jacobs Creek Chardonnay (Australia) 11 (1%)
Jamet Syrah (France) 2 (0%)
Laurel Glen REDS (California) 16 (2%)
Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling (Australia) 7 (1%)
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay (Australia) 20 (3%)
Penfolds Bin 2 (Australia) 19 (3%)
Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone (France) 29 (4%)
Taurino Salice Salentino (Italy) 21 (3%)
Yellow Tail Chardonnay (Australia) 24 (3%)
Zenato Pinot Grigio (Italy) 5 (0%)
Other (fill-in) 321 (51%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


Sept. 13, 2002

Total Votes: 489

What is your one most important factor in selecting a wine?

Price 46 (9%)
The grape or blend 153 (31%)
Country or region 45 (9%)
Previous experience with the wine 66 (13%)
Previous experience with the importer 5 (1%)
Published review 27 (5%)
Wine Lovers' Discussion Group review 5 (1%)
Friends' comments 5 (1%)
'Talker' or store display 4 (0%)
Mood or whim 62 (12%)
Other (fill-in) 71 (14%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


Aug. 30, 2002

Total Votes: 348

Are you buying more or fewer different wines?

MORE: I love new experiences 164 (47%)
MORE: Variety leads to better values 87 (25%)
MORE: I can afford to experiment 19 (5%)
FEWER: Tasted everything, know what I like 20 (5%)
FEWER: I'm watching my budget 24 (6%)
FEWER: Wine is too confusing these days 2 (0%)
NO CHANGE 20 (5%)
OTHER (fill-in) 12 (3%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


And here are the totals for previous ballots:

Aug. 16, 2002

How much wine do you open in a month?

1 to 5 bottles 130 (17%)
6 to 10 bottles 215 (28%)
11 to 15 bottles 129 (17%)
16 to 20 bottles 102 (13%)
21 to 25 bottles 64 (8%)
25 to 30 bottles 63 (8%)
31 bottles or more 53 (7%)


And here are the totals for previous ballots:

July 26, 2002

Total Votes: 570

Do you have (or are you pursuing) a wine qualification?

Master of Wine 6 (1%)
WSET Diploma (level 4) 10 (1%)
WSET Advanced/Higher Certificate (level 3) 37 (6%)
WSET Intermediate Certificate (level 2) 14 (2%)
Master Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) 7 (1%)
Avanced Sommelier Course (Court of Master Sommeliers) 9 (1%)
Introductory Sommelier Course (Court of Master Sommeliers) 20 (3%)
Viticulture or oenology degree 9 (1%)
Some viticulture or oenology courses 19 (3%)
Other college-level wine courses 26 (4%)
Certified Wine Educator (Society of Wine Educators) 10 (1%)
Certified Wine Educator (Society of Wine Educators) 5 (0%)
Other formal wine education 40 (7%)
Adult-education wine course 69 (12%)
Seminar at winery, wine shop or restaurant 115 (20%)
Other (fill-in) 60 (10%)
I have never taken any kind of wine class 114 (20%)

Here are the fill-in votes:


July 12, 2002

Total Votes: 639

When did you become serious about wine?

In my teens (or younger) 41 (6%)
In my 20s 259 (40%)
In my 30s 194 (30%)
In my 40s 107 (16%)
In my 50s 32 (5%)
In my 60s 3 (0%)
In my 70s (or older) 1 (0%)
Not yet! 2 (0%)


June 21, 2002

Total Votes: 611

Next hot wine-grape trend?

Albariño 16 (2%)
Chenin Blanc 12 (1%)
Gewürztraminer 38 (6%)
Grenache or blends 79 (12%)
Grüner Veltliner 21 (3%)
Malbec 128 (20%)
Mourvèdre 44 (7%)
Pinot Blanc 19 (3%)
Riesling 112 (18%)
Sangiovese (but not Chianti or Brunello) 68 (11%)
Sémillon or blends 17 (2%)
Tempranillo (but not Rioja or Ribera del Duero) 46 (7%)
Touriga Naçional (but not Port) 11 (1%)


June 7, 2002

Total Votes: 579

Would you allow your children to taste wine at family meals?

Yes (US/Canada) 471 (81%)
No (US/Canada) 14 (2%)
Undecided (US/Canada) 5 (0%)
Yes (Rest of the world) 79 (13%)
No (Rest of the world) 7 (1%)
Undecided (Rest of the world) 3 (0%)


May 24, 2002

Total Votes: 393

What's No. 1 on your wine wish list?

Mature vintage Port 28 (7%)
d'Yquem or other great Sauternes 30 (7%)
Other great dessert wine 5 (1%)
First-growth or other top Bordeaux 88 (22%)
Grand Cru red Burgundy 87 (22%)
Great white Burgundy 5 (1%)
Great Champagne 19 (4%)
Top-rank Rhone red 31 (7%)
Top-rank California red 35 (8%)
Top-rank Australian red 16 (4%)
Top-rank Italian red 21 (5%)
Top-rank Spanish red 5 (1%)
Top-rank German white 10 (2%)
Other 11 (2%)
Don't know/none 2 (0%)


May 10, 2002

Total Votes: 656

The wine closure of the future?

Artificial corks in less than 10 years 190 (28%)
Artificial corks in 10 years or more 48 (7%)
Screwcaps in less than 10 years 144 (21%)
Screwcaps in 10 years or more 68 (10%)
Crown caps in less than 10 years 21 (3%)
Crown caps in 10 years or more 15 (2%)
Natural cork will remain dominant 122 (18%)
I don't know 5 (0%)
I don't care 8 (1%)
Other (fill-in) 35 (5%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • Low/mid-priced mass wines: screwtops and plasti-corks. Craft and upmarket wines: genuine cork. (1 votes)
  • 80% Artificial Corks, 20% Natural Corks within 10 years (1 votes)
  • All hail the screwcap! (1 votes)
  • artificial corks & screwcaps to be more common in 10 years or so for medium quality wines. Probably (1 votes)
  • Artificial corks in five years (1 votes)
  • artificial rubber cork in 10 years or more (1 votes)
  • Cork is still an acceptable choice, but I don't want a good wine choice to be 'corked'. (1 votes)
  • Cork with a wax cap, functional and elegant. (1 votes)
  • Fine sake from Japan are all using screw caps (1 votes)
  • Force fields w/ adjustable gas permiability (1 votes)
  • fungus resistant cork will be developed (1 votes)
  • I just purchased a $150 opener & I love it & want to openbottles with corks forever!!! (1 votes)
  • I JUST WANT MY WINE TO TASTE GOOD. The cork argument is for "Cork Dorks". (1 votes)
  • I probably wouldn't buy a quality wine if it had a screwcap. (1 votes)
  • I think most French wines will contiue to use corks (1 votes)
  • I will NEVER buy other than a cork; and I do not like the artificial ones. (1 votes)
  • I'm going to hate to see corks go, but go they must :( (1 votes)
  • I've been to the Future they use Soylent Green! (1 votes)
  • immediately for mass market good clean wines like Ch. St Michell, Columbia Crest et al (1 votes)
  • Maybe Capri-Sun style packs - good for "by the pouch" programs... (1 votes)
  • Much "Champane" has been plastic corked for several yrs. why not still wine? (1 votes)
  • Natural cork for high price market (1 votes)
  • Natural cork will remain for as long as the current generation is alive. It will not dominate. (1 votes)
  • Natural Cork will remain the closure of choice on high-end wines (1 votes)
  • Once the wineries agoet over the mystique of cork perhaps a plastic flip-top safety seal. (1 votes)
  • Personally, I can't taste the difference between corked and screw capped wines. (1 votes)
  • screw caps will never be dominant (1 votes)
  • screw caps will take 100 years to catch on (1 votes)
  • Screwcaps are for rot-gut! (1 votes)
  • Screwcaps for Fightin' Varietals of the Supermarket Shelf, real cork for Fine Wines (1 votes)
  • Screwcaps on aromatics (1 votes)
  • The world's famous houses will always uese natural corks (1 votes)
  • twist-ties for the bag-in-a-box crowd; hard to beat these (1 votes)
  • What are crown caps? (1 votes)
  • Whatever the enclose Boone's Farm with... (1 votes)


April 26, 2002

Total Votes: 366

Did your family influence your attitude about wine?

My family drank wine, made me less interested. 3 (0%)
My family drank wine, made me more interested. 95 (25%)
My family drank wine, didn't influence my attitude. 41 (11%)
My family didn't drink wine, made me less interested. 4 (1%)
My family didn't drink wine, made me more interested. 18 (4%)
My family didn't drink wine, didn't influence my attitude. 133 (36%)
I'm not from a traditional family, picked it up on my own. 40 (10%)
Other (fill-in) 32 (8%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • A trip to Sonoma switched on my interest (1 votes)
  • All the men drank wiskey and women very little - but wine came natural for me (1 votes)
  • Family did not drink wine. Found it on my own. (1 votes)
  • family drank sweet kosher wine on holidays, made me want to discover other varieties, less sweet. (1 votes)
  • GrandPa made ChokeCherry and Dandelion wine. Those did not influence me at all... In fact they were (1 votes)
  • Having married a French woman, I had to learn, now I'm hooked! (1 votes)
  • I drank with my family from the time I was six years old. It made me more interested in wine. (1 votes)
  • I learned while visitng a friend in Chile (1 votes)
  • I married an Italiana, her family influenced me (1 votes)
  • I took a job where I had to learn wine. (Yes I get paid to drink wine) (1 votes)
  • My family didn't drink wine but insisted I should learn about fine wine. (1 votes)
  • My family drank everything but wine and I picked it up on my own (1 votes)
  • My family drank jug wine, didn't influence my attitude. (1 votes)
  • My family drank the swilliest of swill wines (some puckery Albanian crap). I try to do better. (1 votes)
  • my family drank the wine i didn't because I my attitude was more interested. (1 votes)
  • my family drank wine at dinner on holidays. A friend made me more interested in good wines. (1 votes)
  • My family never drank wine. Many black families didn't drink wine back then. I discovered it myself. (1 votes)
  • My family taught me to understand and enjoy wine at 7 years old and I've enjoyed it ever since (1 votes)
  • My family were beer drinkers. Blatz and PBR were not to my taste. (1 votes)
  • My Father drank at Holiday dinners and now thinks I'm a geek (1 votes)
  • my father grew grapes, made wine (for home consumption), drank great wine & I love it! (1 votes)
  • My in-laws lead me to drink wine. (1 votes)
  • My mother was used it in cooking; so it was around (1 votes)
  • My parents drank cheap wine, so I don't think that counts as really drinking good wine. (1 votes)
  • My parents weren't big wine drinkers - more spirits in the 50's. Job as a chef made me love wine (1 votes)
  • Some good freinds introduced my wife and I to the new world of wine enjoyment. (1 votes)
  • starting drinking fine wines as a result of working at a 4 star restaurant (1 votes)
  • Sure - that box wine is vile (1 votes)
  • Unopened bottle bought in Valetta confiscated on return to troopship made wine drinking top list (1 votes)
  • While my parents never drank...my grandfather loved red wine, and I adored anything he adored! (1 votes)
  • Wine was a closed book to them (1 votes)
  • working at a 4 star restaurant (1 votes)


April 12, 2002

Total Votes: 663

Do you like 'butter' in your Chardonnay?

Yes 282 (42%)
No 288 (43%)
I seldom drink Chardonnay 93 (14%)


March 29, 2002

Total Votes: 1514

Using the Internet for wine

Learning about wine in general 214 (14%)
Keeping up with wine news 178 (11%)
Getting answers to specific wine questions 152 (10%)
Reading wine-tasting notes 212 (14%)
Finding food-wine matching advice 105 (6%)
Seeking wine-buying advice 133 (8%)
Buying wine at retail 97 (6%)
Buying wine at auction 37 (2%)
Trading wine 5 (0%)
Selling wine 13 (0%)
Planning wine travel 88 (5%)
Wine conversation (forums/chat) 125 (8%)
Meeting fellow wine enthusiasts 77 (5%)
Finding or arranging local wine gatherings 56 (3%)
Other (fill-in) 22 (1%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • Barnes&Noble free online wine course (1 votes)
  • bugging Robin Garr (1 votes)
  • building a wine cellar (1 votes)
  • communicating with winemakers and vineyards (1 votes)
  • Coop Buying Group (1 votes)
  • Creating tasting notes for seminars and customer wine lists. (1 votes)
  • finding historical / geographical background on vineyards/grapes/vintages (1 votes)
  • finding wine friendly restaraunts out of town (1 votes)
  • finding wine software; finding current prices of my wines (1 votes)
  • Finding winery special events (1 votes)
  • KEEP UP ON LEGISLATION ABOUT WINE (1 votes)
  • keeping current on hot tubs and figs (1 votes)
  • learning about wineries (1 votes)
  • learning more about some Linux geek's little gag acronym.. (1 votes)
  • Looking at wine-makers web sites to learn more about they're other wines and about they (1 votes)
  • making wine (1 votes)
  • price comparisons for retail purchase (1 votes)
  • research on wineries/wholesalers/importers (1 votes)
  • visiting winery web sites (1 votes)
  • What are and why are table wines, jug wines. How to prevent embarrassing myself. (1 votes)
  • Whining. (1 votes)
  • Wine name/term pronunciation (1 votes)


March 15, 2002

Total Votes: 367

Wine budget in 2002?

More than last year 133 (36%)
Less than last year 81 (22%)
About the same as last year 135 (36%)
Don't know 7 (1%)
Don't care 11 (2%)


March 8, 2002

Total Votes: 505

Here's how I store my best wines:

Active 201 (39%)
Passive 215 (42%)
Room temperature 87 (17%)
I don't store wines 2 (0%)


Feb. 22, 2002

Total Votes: 488

Lately I'm buying more wine from ...

Alsace 8 (1%)
Australia 48 (9%)
Austria 11 (2%)
Bordeaux 16 (3%)
Burgundy 34 (6%)
Canada 5 (1%)
Champagne 5 (1%)
Eastern Europe 2 (0%)
Europe in general 14 (2%)
Germany 22 (4%)
Languedoc 13 (2%)
Loire 12 (2%)
New Zealand 13 (2%)
Northern Italy 30 (6%)
Portugal 5 (1%)
Rhone 64 (13%)
South Africa 4 (0%)
South America 18 (3%)
Spain 42 (8%)
Tuscany 14 (2%)
US/California 47 (9%)
None/No change 9 (1%)
Other (fill-in) 53 (10%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • All over France (2 votes)
  • Argentina (3 votes)
  • Cal and French Rhône w/emphasis on whites (1 votes)
  • Central & Southern Italy (1 votes)
  • Chile (5 votes)
  • Chilean....also GD Char or GD Cab: French I think.....I look for George D. name and I buy that. (1 votes)
  • France in general -- I've much to learn. (1 votes)
  • France, in general. I didn't use to buy so much French wine (1 votes)
  • Greece (1 votes)
  • Italy (1 votes)
  • Italy in general (1 votes)
  • Lesser regions of the Rhone and S. (1 votes)
  • My own. Taylored to my tastes, I find it better than most I buy! (1 votes)
  • N.Y.-lucas vineyards (1 votes)
  • New York (1 votes)
  • oregon (5 votes)
  • Oregon, my home state. (1 votes)
  • Oregon/Washington/Idaho (1 votes)
  • out of business restaurants (1 votes)
  • Puglia (1 votes)
  • Sam's Club-Great Prices-Mediocre Selection (1 votes)
  • sonoma valley (2 votes)
  • Southern Italy (2 votes)
  • Southern Italy -- Apuglia-Copertino-great QPR (1 votes)
  • Spain as opposed to the deteriorating quality wines from Chile (1 votes)
  • Texas (1 votes)
  • US/Oregon (1 votes)
  • US/Sonoma Valley (1 votes)
  • US/Washington (3 votes)
  • US/Washington State and Chile (1 votes)
  • Washington (4 votes)
  • Washington state (2 votes)
  • Washington/Oregon (1 votes)
  • where ever value and quality offer the best combination, S. Rohne, Iberian, Midi, Argentina (1 votes)


And here are the totals for previous ballots:

Feb. 8, 2002

Total Votes: 306

What wine goes best with chocolate?

Banyuls 33 (10%)
Brachetto d'Acqui 7 (2%)
Cabernet Sauvignon 49 (16%)
Champagne/sparkling wine 26 (8%)
Eiswein/ice wine 6 (1%)
Fruit liqueur 9 (2%)
Liqueur Tokay 2 (0%)
Moscato d'Asti 5 (1%)
Muscat/Liqueur Muscat 9 (2%)
Pedro Ximenez/Cream Sherry 5 (1%)
Recioto della Valpolicella 4 (1%)
Riesling/Late Harvest Riesling 5 (1%)
Ruby Port/Vintage Port 31 (10%)
Tawny Port/Colheita 19 (6%)
Tokaji 1 (0%)
Zinfandel/Late Harvest Zinfandel 30 (9%)
None 8 (2%)
Other (Fill-in) 57 (18%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • a fresh cherry or raspberry wine like framboise (1 votes)
  • a very fruity framboise such as Bonny Doon's (1 votes)
  • A well-made New World Merlot (even though I'm not a Merlot fan ... Paul B.) (1 votes)
  • Amarone (2 votes)
  • Barolo Chinato (1 votes)
  • Barossa Valley Estate E& E Black Pepper Shiraz (1 votes)
  • Beerenauslese or Auslese (1 votes)
  • Big rich chocolatey E&E or Leasingham Sparkling shiraz (1 votes)
  • Bonny Doon Raspberry Framboise (1 votes)
  • Ca d'Togni (Phil Togni's sweet red) (1 votes)
  • Cabernet Franc/Late Harvest Cab Franc (1 votes)
  • Champagne (e) (1 votes)
  • Chiroubles (1 votes)
  • Cline Ancient Vines Mouvedre (1 votes)
  • Clover Hill Raspberry--PA winery all-raspberry wine-multi-competition winner-heaven with chocolate! (1 votes)
  • Cognac (1 votes)
  • Cremant, Napa Valley (Flora grape)(Schramsberg) (1 votes)
  • Dry Cherry (Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN) (1 votes)
  • Framboise (4 votes)
  • fruit liqueur, specifically limoncello (1 votes)
  • Fruit wine, specifically Raspberry. (1 votes)
  • Geyser Peak Shiraz Port (Unfortunately only available in select restaurants) (1 votes)
  • Gigondas... (1 votes)
  • I must be way off, Burgundy w/ chocolate, anytime anywhere (1 votes)
  • Madeira (1 votes)
  • Madeira!!! (1 votes)
  • Malbec (1 votes)
  • Malmsey Madeira (sometimes Bual) (1 votes)
  • Marechal Foch (1 votes)
  • Maury (4 votes)
  • Maury - Mas Amiel (1 votes)
  • Maury or (red) Rivesaltes (1 votes)
  • McEwan's Scotch Ale (1 votes)
  • Mionetto Dolce (1 votes)
  • petit syrah (1 votes)
  • Pinot Noir (4 votes)
  • Quady Elysium-Black Muscat (1 votes)
  • Ratafia de Champagne (1 votes)
  • Robust Porter with Dark Chocolate!!! (1 votes)
  • Rosemount Syrah Balmoral (1 votes)
  • South Australian Shiraz (1 votes)
  • Southbrook Framboise (1 votes)
  • Spatburgunder (1 votes)
  • strawberry wine! (1 votes)
  • US West Coast Pinot Noir (1 votes)
  • Vin cuit de Provence (1 votes)
  • white zinfandel (1 votes)


Jan. 25, 2002

Total Votes: 511

Favorite wine with pizza?

Chianti 93 (18%)
Other Italian red 74 (14%)
Zinfandel 130 (25%)
Other red 41 (8%)
Riesling 11 (2%)
Other white 5 (0%)
Rosé 10 (1%)
Champagne/sparkling wine 6 (1%)
Australian sparkling Shiraz 2 (0%)
Asti Spumante 1 (0%)
Lambrusco 5 (0%)
Beer! 39 (7%)
Other (fill-in) 93 (18%)
None 1 (0%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • "A Mano" Primitivo 2000 (1 votes)
  • 1)Grenache, 2)Sangiovese, 3) Zinfandel (1 votes)
  • Alice White Cabarnet Sauvignon 2000 (1 votes)
  • Any decent Italian red (1 votes)
  • Any good red: Cabernet S./ Chianti / Rioja / Merlot, is just fine (1 votes)
  • Anything Goes! Depends on the pizza. (1 votes)
  • Anything with a lot of Grenache (1 votes)
  • ARCIERO 1995PASO ROBLES NEBBIOLO (1 votes)
  • Ausleesee (1 votes)
  • Aussie shiraz (1 votes)
  • barbaresco d'alba (1 votes)
  • Barbera (3 votes)
  • Barbera d'Alba (1 votes)
  • Barbera from Piedmont (1 votes)
  • Beaulieu Vineyard 2000 Napa Zinfandel (1 votes)
  • Bonny Doon's Ca' del Solo -- Big House Red (1 votes)
  • Boones Farm (1 votes)
  • Boony Doon - Big House (1 votes)
  • Bordeaux ! (1 votes)
  • Brancott 1997 Patutahi New Zealand Gewurztraminer (1 votes)
  • cabernet sauvignon (1 votes)
  • California Sangiovese (1 votes)
  • Chardonay (1 votes)
  • Chardonay goes with anything! (1 votes)
  • Chardonnay (1 votes)
  • Château Haut-Brion 1988 (if beer is unavailable) (1 votes)
  • Coppola Rosso (1 votes)
  • Cote d' Rhone (1 votes)
  • Cotes du Rhone (2 votes)
  • Cotes du Rhone or Languedoc-Rousillon (1 votes)
  • Cotes du Rhone rouge (1 votes)
  • Depends on the pizza! (1 votes)
  • Depends on topping, i.e.Zin/Shiraz mostly w/Pepperoni/Sausage spicy type, but beer w/Ham/Pineapple. (1 votes)
  • Dolcetto (2 votes)
  • Domaine Alfred, "Califa", Chamisal Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998 (1 votes)
  • Falesco Vitiano (Yes, it's an "Other Italian Red" but it's a very good one. (1 votes)
  • French table wine (1 votes)
  • Gallo Hearty Burgundy (1 votes)
  • Gewurztraminer (1 votes)
  • Gigondas (1 votes)
  • Good Niagara Baco Noir (1 votes)
  • Grenache-based red blends (1 votes)
  • Italian Chardonnay (Piedmonte) (1 votes)
  • Lakeridge Reserve Cuvee Noir (FL hybrid red) (1 votes)
  • Languedoc Reds (1 votes)
  • Latour (1 votes)
  • malbec (1 votes)
  • Malbec (Cahors or Argentina) (1 votes)
  • Masi Bardolino Classico (1 votes)
  • Merlot (3 votes)
  • montepulciano (1 votes)
  • Montepulciano D'Abruzzo (1 votes)
  • Montipaluciano (SP) (1 votes)
  • Most any "fighting varietal" red - under $10 (1 votes)
  • nice Aussie Shiraz 3-4 yrs. old (1 votes)
  • Petite Sirah! (1 votes)
  • Petrus (1 votes)
  • pino noir (1 votes)
  • pinot grigio with white pizza (1 votes)
  • Pinot Noir (3 votes)
  • Pinotage (1 votes)
  • Primativo (1 votes)
  • Primitivo (1 votes)
  • Rhine (1 votes)
  • Rioja (1 votes)
  • Rosemount Shiraz / Carbenet or similar (1 votes)
  • Salice Salentino (1 votes)
  • sangeovese (1 votes)
  • Sangiovese (1 votes)
  • Shiraz (2 votes)
  • Shiraz/Cabernet blend (1 votes)
  • southern Rhone Red (1 votes)
  • Spanish (1 votes)
  • Spanish Rioja (1 votes)
  • Syrah or other Cotes du Rhone (1 votes)
  • Syrah/Shiraz (1 votes)
  • Teruzzi&Puthod Peperino 99 (1 votes)
  • Toasted Head Merlot (1 votes)
  • Top quality Ontario Baco Noir [signed, Paul B.] (1 votes)
  • Valopicella (1 votes)
  • Valpolicella (2 votes)
  • Valpolicella ripasso (1 votes)
  • White Zinfandel (1 votes)


Jan. 11, 2002

Total Votes: 334

Old World or New?

Started with New World, still there 55 (16%)
Started with New World, now prefer Old 72 (21%)
Started with Old World, still there 91 (27%)
Started with Old World, now prefer New 27 (8%)
I like Old and New about the same 79 (23%)
Not enough experience to tell the difference 10 (2%)

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