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One of my friends asked me what is my favorite Bordeaux...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

One of my friends asked me what my favorite Bordeaux wine is? Now my answer is... well it is not a simple answer. The photo above is of a $100+ bottle of Bordeaux, if you get the opportunity do enjoy it.

Bordeaux wines can range from one price point to the extreme. So, with that said I need to break it down into various price point categories. 

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I generally stay within the under $25 budget for everyday dinner drinking. Let's face it, we cannot afford the high end for everyday drinking, nor should we even if we could.

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I have had a client, when we went to his home, he would break out $50 -$100 bottles. Call me cheap or frugal, I could not see that as an everyday consumption. Hence when I saw him break out a superb bottle, I flagged Diane down and said you must taste this....

Now on special occasions I like to break out and reach into the $50-$100 range, that means it is a birthday or some celebration, like Christmas, but not just on an ordinary dinner. Just as well, I do not make Lobster Dinners every night same applies to Bordeaux wines.

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Once went to one of my client's homes and he wanted everyone to bring a bottle of wine and hide the label and do some blind taste testing. I bought an under $50 bottle and everyone loved it, came in second place in the blind taste testing. My point being, red wine and particularly Bordeaux wines you need to have your own palate that you like and forget the ratings, forget the advertisement, focus on the taste you like. Forget on the ratings, focus on how you like it. That is the key. Not being phony baloney, but really enjoy the taste.

Clearly, I had many good wines in my lifetime, but if you want to send me some inexpensive wines under $25, I will not be offended if it is the ones I am sharing here in the photos. My take is the thought that counts. 

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I smile when people do not ask what you like and send you good wines, but they are not my taste, we have currently many bottles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the list goes on. Ultimately, I end up regifting or opening them for friends who do like them and come to visit us for dinner.

You would think wine gifting and drinking should be easy well it is if you communicate with the person and know their likes and dislikes.

 

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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I can't really afford to drink $100 bottles of wine, so I would certainly opt for one of the more affordable ones, haha.

Jan 22, 2024 04:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Interesting - I've never had Bordeaux. Perhaps I'll try one soon!

Jan 22, 2024 04:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. I do not consider myself to have a sophisticated palate. So, without attention to price, I like what I like and I like to stay in the under $25.00 range. Enjoy your next bottle.

Jan 22, 2024 05:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. When I drink wine, that is rare these days only because my body does not tolerate wine like it used to, my palate prefers a red blend. Many years ago, someone here in the Rain shared a wonderful, affordable, red blend.  I can see her face and I know what she is doing these days, but I cannot recall her name. The bottle can be purchased for $10 or less when it is on sale.  

All the wine talk had me make a Total Wine run last night and I did enjoy a glass of red blend with my veggie pot pie for dinner.  With all the rain we are thankfully getting, I wanted "comfort food".  

Do you have a Total Wine in your area?  

Jan 22, 2024 07:59 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

It was driving me crazy ... could not think of her name. It was Cayle C. Rich-Boxman who shared the wonderful, affordable Red Blend.  It it Bogle Essential Red Blend. 

 

 

Jan 22, 2024 08:12 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  when I get a gift I will not turn it down, instead enjoy it:)Endre

Jan 22, 2024 12:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat Palmiotti  what type of wines do you like? Endre

Jan 22, 2024 12:39 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Yummy

Jan 22, 2024 03:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin   I find that there are many good wines south of $25, Endre

Jan 22, 2024 12:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  funny you should say that we have Total Wine and I periodically buy from them, other times I order from Wine.com . On a side note glad I inspired you to run out and get some wine.Endre

Jan 22, 2024 12:41 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

 

Total Wine prices on everything cannot be beat in my area. I love that store. It is like a Costo-size liquor store! I did enjoy the wine last night, thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. for the inspiration. 

 

Jan 22, 2024 12:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre I will have to give your $25 choice a shoot.  However, I prefer white wine.

Jan 22, 2024 01:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - I have had a few good bottles of Bordeaux. When a good meal pairs with the wine, and I'm with good company, that's when I enjoy it the most. 

Jan 22, 2024 05:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those all sound like great wine recommendations, Endre.  Last evening we had a fresh crab dinner at my daughter's home.  It was served with an amazing pasta dish.  Interestingly enough she provided a Bogle Vinyards Phantom Red Blend 2019 wine.  It was really good, and I was amazed that it sells for only about $16.00 a bottle.

Jan 22, 2024 06:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Endre, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 22, 2024 06:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh, I've had great experience with under $25 wines too, Endre. And like you, (as you know!), I take cues from others before sending random bottles of wine. I want to be SURE they're going to enjoy it - not re-gift it! Believe me, I've done the same, exact thing! I will take a wine I don't drink as a thank-you for someone hosting a dinner party all day long!

Jan 25, 2024 09:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  what kind of whites do you like? I might have recommendations there as well, Endre

Jan 25, 2024 10:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  I do not pair wine with food, I prefer pairing wine that people like, for example Diane likes Pinot Grigio so gets a good bottle there with the food, Endre

Jan 25, 2024 10:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl Jeffcoat  Boogle is a good winery, glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the Feature, Endre

Jan 25, 2024 10:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  I know people who like Chardonnays and I have been graciously giving them away:)Endre

Jan 25, 2024 10:12 PM