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(Forbes)   Gen X are the most likely to spend $70 on a bottle of wine more than once a month, are the most engaged wine clubs customers and are growing their wine cellars   ( forbes.com) divider line
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2018-02-02 03:14:12 PM  
Best wine I've ever had. $23 locally. Wouldn't pay $70.

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Buddy of mine and I split a $120 bottle of a Stag's Leap cab at a restaurant on a half price wine night.

Really amazingly good. Not worth $120 (or even the $60 we paid).

You can get really good bottles for under $10.  I'll splurge for special occasions, but there's no need to go wild for your daily drinker.
 
2018-02-02 05:04:43 PM  
I'm starting to gain something of a wine palate. Never paid more than $30 for a bottle.

Whiskey? Don't ask.
 
2018-02-02 05:32:06 PM  
GenX here
120 bottle cellar in the kitchen.
The other 700 bottles are stored in a secure, temperature and light controlled location in the city.
I love wine!
 
2018-02-02 05:33:22 PM  
I'm going to assume they are growing free range cellars and not the demon GMO kind.
 
2018-02-02 05:36:33 PM  
Gen X here. Wine isn't that good. Get a $20 bottle and run it through the blender if you must. Your guests will think you paid $30 or more. Otherwise buy Paulaner for your regular beverage, keep a few other beers around for variety, and never run out of gin. A far better and cheaper solution.
 
2018-02-02 05:48:32 PM  
Not this one. I can get 4 cases of Miller Lite for that. I'll spend big for good food. I just don't care for wine.
 
2018-02-02 05:53:20 PM  
Wine doesn't last long enough in our house. Criteria  is pretty much alcohol content and if the bottle label is interesting
 
2018-02-02 05:57:25 PM  
I couldn't tell the difference between a $10, a $100, or a $1000 bottle. Gimme the $10 bottle.

On second thought, forget it. I'll use the ten to buy a bottle of bourbon.
 
2018-02-02 05:59:53 PM  
I just bought a $17 box of Malbec. It's pretty alright.
 
2018-02-02 06:02:35 PM  

badcommand: GenX here
120 bottle cellar in the kitchen.
The other 700 bottles are stored in a secure, temperature and light controlled location in the city.
I love wine!



Another GenXer here.

1) Used to work at a winery.
2) Belong to two wine clubs.
3) My "cellar" is a small wine fridge I bought at Costco.
 
2018-02-02 06:04:33 PM  
What a surprise! Middle-aged people, secure in their careers but still young enough to enjoy alcohol, are the largest market for upscale wines. Somebody is going to earn a Nobel in Economics for this shocking discovery.
 
2018-02-02 06:11:02 PM  

The_Sponge: badcommand: GenX here
120 bottle cellar in the kitchen.
The other 700 bottles are stored in a secure, temperature and light controlled location in the city.
I love wine!


Another GenXer here.

1) Used to work at a winery.
2) Belong to two wine clubs.
3) My "cellar" is a small wine fridge I bought at Costco.


You're from Seattle, so am I. I'm a member at Two Vintners (Grenache Blanc), Bartholomew (Carmenere everything), Cave B (great selection of inexpensive wines) and Fat Cork (I LOVE Champagne).

Which clubs do you belong to?
 
2018-02-02 06:18:43 PM  

badcommand: You're from Seattle, so am I. I'm a member at Two Vintners (Grenache Blanc), Bartholomew (Carmenere everything), Cave B (great selection of inexpensive wines) and Fat Cork (I LOVE Champagne).

Which clubs do you belong to?



*Fist Bump*

I haven't heard of Fat Cork...I will have to check them out.

I belong to Chateau Ste. Michelle and Northstar.  (I worked at Ste. Michelle back in 2002/2003, but I didn't join the wine club until a few years later.  And I grew up in Woodinville.)

Oh!  And I've done wine tasting weekends in Walla Walla and Red Mountain...I recommend doing both.  The Red Mountain trip was back in September...our AirBnB rental was literally next to a vineyard...so we sampled some grapes.

My parents live in Chelan, and there are some decent wineries there as well, but IMHO.....they're not as good as the wines from the Columbia Valley/Walla Walla/Red Mountain.
 
2018-02-02 06:20:14 PM  
I'll stick to sucking on a valve of the Boonesfarm economy box like a civilized human being.
 
2018-02-02 06:27:41 PM  
I was a member of Chateau Ste. Michelle for a few years, the wines that they offer through the club are so much better than their mass produced line. Northstar's Malbec is delicious!
I did a Red Mountain trip a few years back and I need to go again. I want to spend a whole day drinking at Fidelitas.

Fat Cork is great, the Champagnes they get would retail for well over $100 a bottle else ware. It's pretty much the only place you can find a decent brut nature Champagne selection as that stuff rarely makes it out of France.
 
2018-02-02 06:28:41 PM  

The_Sponge: badcommand: You're from Seattle, so am I. I'm a member at Two Vintners (Grenache Blanc), Bartholomew (Carmenere everything), Cave B (great selection of inexpensive wines) and Fat Cork (I LOVE Champagne).

Which clubs do you belong to?


*Fist Bump*

I haven't heard of Fat Cork...I will have to check them out.

I belong to Chateau Ste. Michelle and Northstar.  (I worked at Ste. Michelle back in 2002/2003, but I didn't join the wine club until a few years later.  And I grew up in Woodinville.)

Oh!  And I've done wine tasting weekends in Walla Walla and Red Mountain...I recommend doing both.  The Red Mountain trip was back in September...our AirBnB rental was literally next to a vineyard...so we sampled some grapes.

My parents live in Chelan, and there are some decent wineries there as well, but IMHO.....they're not as good as the wines from the Columbia Valley/Walla Walla/Red Mountain.


Sorry, wanted to make that a reply. Then didn't...

I was a member of Chateau Ste. Michelle for a few years, the wines that they offer through the club are so much better than their mass produced line. Northstar's Malbec is delicious!
I did a Red Mountain trip a few years back and I need to go again. I want to spend a whole day drinking at Fidelitas.

Fat Cork is great, the Champagnes they get would retail for well over $100 a bottle else ware. It's pretty much the only place you can find a decent brut nature Champagne selection as that stuff rarely makes it out of France.
 
2018-02-02 06:35:52 PM  
In other news, X is the generation currently reaching/in their peak earning years.
 
2018-02-02 06:36:22 PM  

Uzzah: What a surprise! Middle-aged people, secure in their careers but still young enough to enjoy alcohol, are the largest market for upscale wines. Somebody is going to earn a Nobel in Economics for this shocking discovery.


The circle of life. Gen X still remembers the rough old days when pursuing a buzz involved throwing on a black dress and attending a questionable art opening featuring dumpster-dived snacks and copious bags of "table red" wine.
 
2018-02-02 06:39:46 PM  
Would not, are not and never lived anywhere where a person could have a cellar.
 
2018-02-02 06:43:33 PM  

badcommand: Sorry, wanted to make that a reply. Then didn't...

I was a member of Chateau Ste. Michelle for a few years, the wines that they offer through the club are so much better than their mass produced line. Northstar's Malbec is delicious!
I did a Red Mountain trip a few years back and I need to go again. I want to spend a whole day drinking at Fidelitas.

Fat Cork is great, the Champagnes they get would retail for well over $100 a bottle else ware. It's pretty much the only place you can find a decent brut nature Champagne selection as that stuff rarely makes it out of France.



No worries.

Right on.  And if you head back to Red Mountain, you might want to hire a trolley:

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http://www.washingtontastingroom.com/​a​rticles/tour/tri-cities-trolley-wine-a​dventure

Jon was awesome.  Unfortunately, we didn't visit Fidelitas ...but we did stop by Col Solare and Sleeping Dog.

Sparkling wine is a tricky one.  IMHO, I've never had a domestic sparkling that was as good as French Champagne...but I definitely want to check them out.
 
2018-02-02 06:45:40 PM  
Whoops!  I should have checked out their website first...it doesn't look like they carry domestic bubbles.

/Which is fine.
//Still interested.
 
2018-02-02 07:05:27 PM  
Our favorite red right now is Milestone Cabernet, 6.99 at Costco and fantastic
 
2018-02-02 07:10:13 PM  

feanorn: Gen X here. Wine isn't that good. Get a $20 bottle and run it through the blender if you must. Your guests will think you paid $30 or more. Otherwise buy Paulaner for your regular beverage, keep a few other beers around for variety, and never run out of gin. A far better and cheaper solution.


Weissbier is vile.
 
2018-02-02 07:27:52 PM  
And? What's your point?
 
2018-02-02 09:26:16 PM  
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"Drinkin' with myself, o o drinkin' with myself..."
 
2018-02-02 11:13:46 PM  
My wife has a few of these in the cold room  
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kab
2018-02-03 02:15:37 AM  
Went through a phase like that a while back.. had some decent stuff here, and probably close to 100 bottles in the basement, though it was a mix of mostly cheap and a handful of higher priced stuff ($60-100).

I don't think it was purposeful, just sort of snowballed, and ended for no reason at all either.    I keep about a case around these days, as many shops offer a discount on them, and 95% of it is $20 or under.

/mixing and matching stuff you haven't tried is fun
//Bread and Butter, Freakshow are my 2 current faves
///The Prisoner is probably the best wine I've had for its price.  YMMV.
 
kab
2018-02-03 02:17:19 AM  

feanorn: Gen X here. Wine isn't that good.

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2018-02-03 03:21:28 AM  
feanorn: Gen X here. Wine isn't that good.

Agreed. I like a nice German Riesling here and there, but by and large, nope to wine.

If I ever get back to disposable level of income again, then once in awhile, a bottle of Dom.
/Gen Xer
//Your wine sucks
 
2018-02-03 05:44:06 AM  
Because  people are STILL looking to do pretentious and  passive aggressive competition with each other over something ignorant.Music, beer, cigars, food, etc..

/Sorry I might have used a word you probably never heard of...
 
2018-02-03 10:22:21 AM  

lilplatinum: feanorn: Gen X here. Wine isn't that good. Get a $20 bottle and run it through the blender if you must. Your guests will think you paid $30 or more. Otherwise buy Paulaner for your regular beverage, keep a few other beers around for variety, and never run out of gin. A far better and cheaper solution.

Weissbier is vile.


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/Primarily drink beer
//Big beefy reds are always welcome though
 
rka
2018-02-03 01:36:34 PM  
GenX
2 wine clubs
Cellar is a cool/dark crawlspace in the basement. I'd like to someday put some some real wine racks down there to store the bottles a bit better than just stacking cases. Also a wine fridge in the kitchen area.

More into beer/bourbon but it's nice to open a bottle with the wife every now and then. And I always have a good time meandering around the wineries in Napa/Sonoma when we go out there. Wineries, distilleries and breweries are just interesting to me.
 
2018-02-03 04:02:36 PM  
bah, wine is bitter and not worth my time.  For $70 I could get 3 good bottles of rum, or 2 great ones.
 
2018-02-03 04:22:45 PM  

olrasputin: lilplatinum: feanorn: Gen X here. Wine isn't that good. Get a $20 bottle and run it through the blender if you must. Your guests will think you paid $30 or more. Otherwise buy Paulaner for your regular beverage, keep a few other beers around for variety, and never run out of gin. A far better and cheaper solution.

Weissbier is vile.

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/Primarily drink beer
//Big beefy reds are always welcome though


The Weiss and Doppelbock are gross, the lager is generic German lager but not awful.  Not sure how the Okterbfest is, guessing not special.  If I drink Bavarian beer I'd prefer Augustiner (although Becks and *chokes* Astra were the standard ones where I lived, so I just steck with Czech Budwesier or Turkish Effes).
 
2018-02-04 02:52:19 AM  
Gen_X might like wine, but Gen_D is all about that delicious single malt whiskey.
 
2018-02-04 05:50:11 AM  

Zabriana_Maloletka: bah, wine is bitter and not worth my time.  For $70 I could get 3 good bottles of rum, or 2 great ones.

For $70 I could get 3 good bottles of rum, or 2 great really good ones, or one great one


FTFY
 
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