Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine

So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape

Cab Sauv
20
12%
Sauv Blanc
2
1%
Merlot
1
1%
Pinot Noir
36
22%
Gamay
7
4%
Chardonnay
8
5%
Dry Reisling
4
2%
Reisling
11
7%
Sangiovese
3
2%
Nebbiolo
6
4%
Zinfandel
17
10%
Syrah
13
8%
Shiraz ( i know its Aussie Syrah )
2
1%
Cab Franc
3
2%
Semillion
1
1%
Grenache
2
1%
Mourvedre
4
2%
Champagne from whatever grape
22
14%
 
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So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking.
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#2 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

I'll just break the seal right off the bat.and say BEER.

That aside, if it must be wine, probably Syrah or Sauvignon Blanc.
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#3 Post by Wes Barton »

Beer. Aside from being the smart-assed answer, it's the serious answer. I'm not sure I'd ever want to drink wine while stressed. Having a beer can be just what the doctor ordered. Alternatively, perhaps a coffee.
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#4 Post by Anton D »

If it’s just to have a drink, a gin and tonic.

Next up would be pinot noir.
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#5 Post by Robert M yers »

Because as others have said, it’s really more beer or cocktail time, I’m going to go with bojo. Probably get a fruity light one put a chill on it and make it easy on the mind.

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BTW, Sauternes isn't a grape.
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#7 Post by Chris Foley »

Stupid poll.
I never drink wine to "chill out and destress after a shitty day."
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Kudos on an accurate title for your thread [cheers.gif]
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#9 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

Let’s ask Bart Starr. ;)

Anyway, the wine always comes after de stressing with a workout or some yard work or cooking. Don’t drink while stressed.
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#10 Post by Joe S. »

Time of year also plays big in a decision to drink wine...coming home from work on a 105 degree day I am not really inclined to drink a huge tannic red, but in winter time it might make sense.
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#11 Post by YLee »

If I had to pick one of these then Cab Sauv or PN.
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Dennis Atick wrote: June 12th, 2019, 3:51 am Kudos on an accurate title for your thread [cheers.gif]
Quite often the operative word!

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Stupid polls are dead at retail

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Anton D wrote: June 11th, 2019, 11:01 pm If it’s just to have a drink, a gin and tonic.

Next up would be pinot noir.
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#16 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum »

It's too much to ask, I suppose, that a question on a wine board spell "Riesling" correctly even once of the two times the word appears.
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Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: June 12th, 2019, 12:13 pm It's too much to ask, I suppose, that a question on a wine board spell "Riesling" correctly even once of the two times the word appears.
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Beer.
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#19 Post by Neal.Mollen »

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#20 Post by J O S H L O N G »

Campari & Soda or a G&T. Cab after.

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#22 Post by Bryan Carr »

Usually beer or a negroni is my answer here, but then I think Pinot if I want to crack something and that something was wine, it's usually enjoyable. I don't really crave Bordeaux varieties, Syrah might be up there along with some white, maybe Sauv Blanc or Chardonnay.
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#23 Post by NickRut »

Zin for me. Or tequila.
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#24 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld »

This poll is the best!

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#27 Post by Philip G »

Alan Eden wrote: June 11th, 2019, 10:34 pm So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking.
Cabernet and how dare you to suggest that wine has alcohol in it that alcohol has certain affects on the body and mind such as causing relaxation and feeling of well being. Didn't you know if you admit to feeling the effects of the alcohol when you drink wine you can't be a true oenophile and must have a drinking problem?
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#28 Post by Boris Palameta »

Vermouth. It’s a great aperitif - it signals the end of the work day and that it’s time to think about other things.

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#29 Post by Larry G0ld3n »

New fondness bordering on obsession for bubbles. Unfortunately for me, we like the better stuff.

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#30 Post by Mattstolz »

I almost always go with a near pour of bourbon, amaro, or vermouth if I want a drink to de-stress. something with a little more bitter kick than wine.

but I tend to use exercise as my de-stress and then the drinking is more about the drink with dinner.

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My life coach tells me to stay positive so I never have to have a shitty day...
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Philip G wrote: June 12th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Alan Eden wrote: June 11th, 2019, 10:34 pm So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking.
Cabernet and how dare you to suggest that wine has alcohol in it that alcohol has certain affects on the body and mind such as causing relaxation and feeling of well being. Didn't you know if you admit to feeling the effects of the alcohol when you drink wine you can't be a true oenophile and must have a drinking problem?
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#33 Post by g.colangelo »

Riesling is misspelled twice!
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#34 Post by Michael Martin »

Surprising that a grape we have been told does not sell well is in the top 5.

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#35 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum »

g.colangelo wrote: June 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm Riesling is misspelled twice!
So I pointed out, nearly 20 posts earlier. ;-)
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#36 Post by Dan Kravitz »

I voted for Chimp (Champagne), but could have considered Riesling or Semillon, but neither was offered as a choice strawman [snort.gif] cheesehead as others have noted.

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#37 Post by Dan Kravitz »

Seriously: I am happy to say that I have very few shitty days, but when I do, Champagne just seems inevitable.

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#38 Post by Richard Albert »

Indica infused Pinot Noir.

Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why?
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#39 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld »

Another vote for reesling

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Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why?
We just drink wine and think we know things.
Miner lo and thats y gramer and speling dont count beecos its justa wa tu comunikat.

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PS - i was guna say thera wa but its gramer so we doent kar.
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#41 Post by Lee Short »

Malted barley.

Preferably with peat.

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#42 Post by Randy Bowman »

Shortly after we opened our store, we had a guy call and ask if we could fulfill Christmas orders for his company. He wanted mostly Oregon Pinot Noir, followed by California Pinot Noir, some Chardonnay and a few cabs. The size of the order convinced us to make it happen. 60 six packs, 20 two packs and 2 cases for the family dinner. Of course we are left with the extra bottles of Ken Wright, Beaux Freres, Penner Ash, etc. The wines were all from a warm year and fruit forward. We tried them at the end of the work day, fell in love with PN as a sipping wine and back filled the store accordingly. That was 13 years ago. Too bad he sold his business and retired five years later.
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#43 Post by Alan Eden »

GregT wrote: June 12th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why?
We just drink wine and think we know things.
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PS - i was guna say thera wa but its gramer so we doent kar.
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#44 Post by GregT »

im shur!

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#45 Post by Howard Cooper »

Chris Foley wrote: June 12th, 2019, 3:47 am Stupid poll.
I never drink wine to "chill out and destress after a shitty day."
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#47 Post by David Glasser »

2007 Chateauneuf.
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Lee Short wrote: June 12th, 2019, 7:55 pm Malted barley.

Preferably with peat.
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#49 Post by Mike Kuller »

Chris Foley wrote: June 12th, 2019, 3:47 am Stupid poll.
I never drink wine to "chill out and destress after a shitty day."
Yep.

Don't drink much else besides wine and not often during the week, no matter how shitty the day was.

On Friday nights, we start out with a bottle of champagne to destress from the week.

If it was just me, it would be zinfandel.
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#50 Post by Hank Victor »

Bubbles, then prob zin or syrah
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