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    Do you get Spurs games in Austin over the air (freetv)?
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    Ah yes it's merlot. Very tasty and the slightest hint of smoky goodness is apparent.

    Wine bars. Do you stop into any? What should I expect going into one (crowd and prices)? Are these the locations of free wine tastings?
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    Thanks for the tips.

    I'll stop in to central market first tomorrow and see what kind of help I can get.

    I'm sipping on a 2004 Clos du Bois.
  4. Go to Central Market, SeaZar's, Joe Saglimbeni's and Wines Best Buy. (Go to both, trust me.) Western Beverages on Broadway, is it still there? Gabriel's on Walzem has some neat stuff but --cuidado! -- some of it might be old.

    Ask questions. Tell them what you like. Say what you want to spend. Don't be afraid to take a chance. If one bottle doesn't work for you, just move on to the next one.

    (Always keep a spare bottle of wine in reserve for this purpose.)

    Go to Grape Wine Company to plan a spendy wine theme for a special event or party. Funky St. Mary's? Rainbow Spirits.

    Is there a Spec's there yet?
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    Yes I live in SA. Thus far, just some liquor stores. Should I be looking for something more wine-specific?
  6. That shouldn't matter. Where do you shop for wine? do you live in SA?
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    I have been asking around and will continue doing so ... but thus far no one has lent me much time or explanation since I'm young and poor.
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    "What got you into this? Health? Spirit of culinary adventure? A chick?"

    None of those specifically, actually, though they play a slight part (except for the chick part, I won't get judged by what I drink haha). I simply prefer the tastes and buzz of wines compared with their counterparts. It's a nice middle ground - i'm a bigger dude and tired of chugging beers and shots that taste like shit, plus risk getting sick just so I can maintain.. wine tastes better, sits better and gets you a better buzz. The only general complaint I could imagine having is that it's the least bang for your buck buzz-wise.
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    "Port wine is fortified with grape spirits to usually somewhere b/w 18-22%. It's about a third stronger than ordinary still wine."

    Ah okay. Port = Portuguese and a certain grape I'm assuming - sorta like chianti = Italian and sangiovese? I've perused a few liquor stores' wine stocks and was having trouble finding a wine nearly strong as that one (I received it as a 21st birthday gift.) I'm not drinking just for the buzz obviously, but I was still confused as to why that one was so strong compared to others.

    "Appellations are hard to learn. The best practice is drinking wine. A lot of it. Books help some, but there's no substitute for experience."

    I gotcha. I'll have to ask more specific questions.
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    I'm not sure about the correct terminology when naming them (your wines' names/producers(?) actually confused me a bit admittedly).. I drank a strong (20% ABV) 2008 sandeman founder's reserve porto over the weekend, sweet and biting, without much of an afterkick to my surprise. Are wines that strong pretty common?

    Maybe you could help me with the naming part before I continue..
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