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    Senior Member LaoziSailor's Avatar
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    Back in 1982 I stopped to see a friend in Des Moines and we had something called "Purple Passion", ...<heh> had to google to get something on it

    SOURCE: http://desmoinesregister.com/news/st.../22176672.html

    Years ago, the store stopped selling Madd Dog, Boone's Farm and Purple Passion. It has gradually moved toward high-end liquor with the theory that the people who are interested in spending more on high-quality beer are less likely to binge drink.

    "We're not pushing the cheap stuff," he said. "When you look at our overall sales, you don't see someone coming in and getting a $300 case of wine and binge drinking it."
    Wonder if it's still around, ...man what a hangover though.
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    my unsettled youth

    this was one of our early wines, than bonnes farm was invented.
    boy talk about getting sick!
    Last edited by metronycguy; 03-05-2012 at 07:02 PM.
    cauda equina

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    Trader Joe's has VA locations, not sure where you are. According to their website, there are at least 8 locations. Their infamous 2-Buck Chuck wine is actually called "Charles Shaw", but it is $1.99 per bottle, and is really a pretty decent wine. It is sold at their VA locations. They have a cabernet, merlot, chardonnay and savignoin blanc. We buy it by the case.

    (KLD)

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    Thanks all, well mostly all. Betheny I tried your highly recommended screen-door wines in my younger days, except my favorite then was Old Mr. Mack (aka enema in a bottle). Somehow I think I better step up a shelf or two.

    Nurse, thanks for the Trader Joes, they're 1 /12 hours away and will keep them in mind.

    Landon, I've certainly had my share Yellow Tail....wine. Yes, good and affordable. Scott, I'm making a run this afternoon and will try your little frozen bird.

    And finally Stormie, stock up when I come south and we'll all endulge in your Arbor Mist
    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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    Wink

    Jacobs Creek is another inexpensive Australian wine - quite good and I can usually find it for about $7.00 in the stores that carry it.

    It does have a bit of a kick though!

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    Charles Shaw is a great deal -- extremely palatable and great to cook with, too.

    Lately, I've developed a thing for margaritas. Rocks, lots of salt. Mmmm...

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    MZack,

    Make sure you try a mango margarita atleast once in your lifetime. Yummy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roshni
    MZack,

    Make sure you try a mango margarita atleast once in your lifetime. Yummy!!!
    I'd love to, although I'll have to wait until I get one at a bar or restaurant. My margarita mixing experience thus far has been limited to mixing 1 part cheap tequila with 2 parts premade lemon-lime margarita mix.

    Now I'm thirsty. Perhaps a margarita with "24" tonight.

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    For less than $2 bucks, this shit will get you straight trashed. You gotta
    cath 2 or 3 times while drinking it, but it's good and cheap. People have
    told me that "you have a drinking problem crap" too, but I only drink
    socially and non-socially, so what do they know. Later.
    Word to your mother

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    what no one likes the stuff out of the box?
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