Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

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Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

#2 Post by Paul H Galli » July 11th, 2019, 8:07 am

Try red wine with orange soda.
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#3 Post by YLee » July 11th, 2019, 9:34 am

I'm going to try this next time I open a bottle I'm not enjoying.
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#4 Post by M. Meer » July 11th, 2019, 9:56 am

The rich and irreverent should still feel free to add it to first growths. The Internet will always be here to ridicule.

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#5 Post by Rick Joyer » July 11th, 2019, 10:16 am

I did a summer abroad in Spain in lieu of taking Spanish 3 in college and recall fondly going to bars and being handed boda bags and porrons full of cheap red wine and coca cola. I remember thinking how weird that combination sounded at the time, but it was actually good (or at least I recall it that way as a young college kid). This reminds me that I should give it another go and see what I think now.

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#6 Post by John Morris » July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm

Rick Joyer wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:16 am
I did a summer abroad in Spain in lieu of taking Spanish 3 in college and recall fondly going to bars and being handed boda bags and porrons full of cheap red wine and coca cola. I remember thinking how weird that combination sounded at the time, but it was actually good (or at least I recall it that way as a young college kid). This reminds me that I should give it another go and see what I think now.
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#7 Post by YLee » July 11th, 2019, 4:29 pm

John Morris wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Rick Joyer wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:16 am
I did a summer abroad in Spain in lieu of taking Spanish 3 in college and recall fondly going to bars and being handed boda bags and porrons full of cheap red wine and coca cola. I remember thinking how weird that combination sounded at the time, but it was actually good (or at least I recall it that way as a young college kid). This reminds me that I should give it another go and see what I think now.
What beverage combination containing alcohol did not taste good in college?
Wine coolers, Budweiser and budlight. Lol
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#8 Post by J. Rock » July 11th, 2019, 5:29 pm

We went to Chile recently and were surprised to discover that this is popular (with their lower end wines).
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#9 Post by GregT » July 11th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Never was a joke. Best use for Pinot Noir.

This is funny though: “The tannins in the wine balance out the too-sweet Coca-Cola. It just makes a refreshing and incredibly accessible cocktail.”

Spoken like a true somm!

And you gotta trust anyone who can't even spell the name of the grape:
6 oz. red wine, such as Spanish Rioja or temperanillo
6 oz. Cherry Coke Zero
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#10 Post by Andrew Hamilton » July 11th, 2019, 9:00 pm

John Morris wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
What beverage combination containing alcohol did not taste good in college?
Graves and room temperature cans of the beast. Granted they're not beverage combinations but I shudder every time they come to mind...
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#11 Post by Michae1 P0wers » July 12th, 2019, 5:15 am

GregT wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Never was a joke. Best use for Pinot Noir.

This is funny though: “The tannins in the wine balance out the too-sweet Coca-Cola. It just makes a refreshing and incredibly accessible cocktail.”

Spoken like a true somm!

And you gotta trust anyone who can't even spell the name of the grape:
6 oz. red wine, such as Spanish Rioja or temperanillo
6 oz. Cherry Coke Zero
Consuming diet soda is the real crime here. Gross. Not a big fan of soft drinks generally but I can’t stand the flavor of diet soda.

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#12 Post by MBerto » July 12th, 2019, 10:20 am

In Rioja this was a huge hit in the local bars - they called it Rioja Libre (like a Cuba Libre). I didn't really care for it but I see the appeal.
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#13 Post by K John Joseph » July 12th, 2019, 10:40 am

But at what concentration of TCA can you taste cork taint when you mix in coca cola? Is this the cure for "slightly corked" wines?
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#14 Post by Ed Gonzales » July 12th, 2019, 10:43 am

when i first visited croatia (almost 10 years ago) my wife's family introduced me to bambus - a mixture of cheap red wine and cola. it was actually refreshing. although i much preferred gemist - a mixture of white wine and sparkling water (only jamnica of course).

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#15 Post by JG Salazar » July 12th, 2019, 12:50 pm

In my younger days we used to make a cocktail of 2 parts zinfandel to 1 part Orangina over crushed ice, stolen from the Fanta-based version I'd tried in Spain. Plenty delicious.
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#16 Post by lleichtman » July 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm

John Morris wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Rick Joyer wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:16 am
I did a summer abroad in Spain in lieu of taking Spanish 3 in college and recall fondly going to bars and being handed boda bags and porrons full of cheap red wine and coca cola. I remember thinking how weird that combination sounded at the time, but it was actually good (or at least I recall it that way as a young college kid). This reminds me that I should give it another go and see what I think now.
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#17 Post by David Glasser » July 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm

K John Joseph wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:40 am
But at what concentration of TCA can you taste cork taint when you mix in coca cola? Is this the cure for "slightly corked" wines?
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#18 Post by John Glas » July 12th, 2019, 5:45 pm

I enjoy a soda with my Culver's Butter Burger but did not want to risk sneaking in wine to the fast food restaurant tonight to mix it with it. I highly recommend Culver's Root Beer straight.

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Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

#19 Post by Michael Heinrich » July 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm

Where I grew up this has been around forever and is usually called Korea, as in KOla REd.

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