QotD: Beer or Wine?

8/21/2009:

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Is Hoboken a sophisticated drinking town?

Now the the weekend is upon us – many of you will somehow involve alcohol in your plans – whether in Hoboken or down at your beach house.

I always assumed beer would be the #1 beverage choice in Hoboken, but these days I’m unsure – and wonder whether other drinks are more popular – such as wine or mixed cocktails.

QotD: What is your usual drink of choice?

What is your drink of choice?

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18 Comments on "QotD: Beer or Wine?"

matt_72
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No problem. We disagree on politics but you speak my language when it comes to beer and wine. That being said, you can never get w/in sight of my wine rack. You will drink me out of house & home……lol.

matt_72
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Easy-E, try Chiaramonte (a Nero D’Avola) & Wingnut (a zin). Those are 2 of my favorites. The wine store up in Weehawken in the condo building w/ the A&P up on river road had the Nero on sale for $10.99 yesterday (I snagged a couple). Normally it is closer to $14.

Easy-E
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Thanks for the suggestions.

They opened a place on Rt. 3 called Stu Leonards, it’s HUUUUGE. Found some great deals there.

There’s also a website I buy from a few times per year… http://www.winestilsoldout.com. Anything with at least a 90 rating has been excellent, free shipping after a certain number of bottles, depending on price. You register with them and they list wines as they sell them out, then list another. Important to price check them. They are always cheaper, but not always as much as they say.

In response to matt_72 who said:
Easy-E, try Chiaramonte (a Nero D’Avola) & Wingnut (a zin). Those are 2 of my favorites. The wine store up in Weehawken in the condo building w/ the A&P up on river road had the Nero on sale for $10.99 yesterday (I snagged a couple). Normally it is closer to $14.

Easy-E
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Well, beer is great for some occasions and food, so is wine. Usually have Boddington’s Pub Ale in the fridge. I love good German beers on tap, but bottles just don’t do it justice. I’m no snob, I really like the occasional PBR, especially in the summer, reminds me of sneaking sips from my Dad’s beer when he wasn’t looking, and sometimes when he was… He always bought PBR or some other cheap American beer. His favorite was something he could get for $4 a case. In a month I probably drink more wine. I have a couple dozen bottles of various types, all reds, that I add to every so often. You can get some really decent wine for cheap these days. “7 Deadly Zins”, a Zinfindel (red, not white) is excellent for a $12 bottle. I’ve found some lower cost Italian reds that are nice, Aglianico for example. A Sicilian varietal called Nero D’avola that’s really great for around $10 per bottle. One thing I never knew about wine is how important it is to decant it, let it breathe. It can really make a huge difference after as little as 30 minutes and make your $10 bottle taste a lot more expensive. Anyone who likes a sweeter white would probably enjoy Prosecco. It’s a mild, sweet, white sparkling wine and at $10-$20 (a $20 bottle doesn’t mean it’s better) per bottle and great for the summer, I prefer it to Champagne. Don’t get me started on Whiskey…
JJB
Member

We call White Zin cougar juice. Usually only see older ladies drinking it. I prefer a really dry red to anything sweet, but I usually drink beer. Give me Guinness or give my death!

mooshu
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mooshu

Red wine is definitely not my favorite. A goblet of Merlot? No offense, but yuck. Red wine must be diluted and mixed into something, like Sangria, for me. Or I can have it in a tiny amount.

I enjoy a drink on occasion. Champagne, mixed drinks and most white wines are good, although my favorite wine has to be White Zinfandel, a rose wine with a subtle sweetness. WZ is what I usually order at, say, Court Street.

Beer? An ice-cold Corona with a twist of lime isn’t a terrible thing… When it gets lukewarm, it sucks ass.

bradykp
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bradykp

not to be meant in an offensive way to you….but if you like Zin, that explains why you’re not a fan of reds, especially Merlot. Zin is just way to sweet for wine for me. I can’t fathom mixing wine with something – sangria is ok, but you don’t need very good wine for that.

you should explore some of the variety of sweet wines out there. they make plenty of sweet reds also. sounds like that’s your cup of tea in the wine area…

In response to mooshu who said:
Red wine is definitely not my favorite. A goblet of Merlot? No offense, but yuck. Red wine must be diluted and mixed into something, like Sangria, for me. Or I can have it in a tiny amount.

I enjoy a drink on occasion. Champagne, mixed drinks and most white wines are good, although my favorite wine has to be White Zinfandel, a rose wine with a subtle sweetness. WZ is what I usually order at, say, Court Street.

Beer? An ice-cold Corona with a twist of lime isn’t a terrible thing… When it gets lukewarm, it sucks ass.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

No offense taken.

I actually started out on a couple of reds and whites. Just found the reds too intense and “thick” (if that makes any sense). They seem, um, calmer in Sangria. Small amounts are OK. I just don’t get refills :).

I first tried Zin at Court Street not too long ago (maybe little over a year ago) and became a fan. It is sweet, but nowhere near as sweet as some mixed drinks out there.

Thanks. I’ll look into reds more.

In response to bradykp who said:
not to be meant in an offensive way to you….but if you like Zin, that explains why you’re not a fan of reds, especially Merlot. Zin is just way to sweet for wine for me. I can’t fathom mixing wine with something – sangria is ok, but you don’t need very good wine for that.

you should explore some of the variety of sweet wines out there. they make plenty of sweet reds also. sounds like that’s your cup of tea in the wine area…

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