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    Thai Wines

    I'm getting a bit bored with different flavors of "Rice-Wine", which is in fact a liquor, not a wine.

    Any recommendations for Thai wines?

    I've come across this recommendation, but I have never enjoyed any fruit wine before:
    There I was surprised to find a thoroughly drinkable and surpassingly good Thai herbal wine. Thailand’s Boss Lake Hills deserves full praise for its Black Rhizomes Red Wine.
    I was skeptical at first. The wine was predominantly pineapple based and teenage memories of Boone’s have left me permanently wary of fruit wines. I was even more concerned when the waiter started laughing at me after I had bought the bottle to my table.

    The delightful Black Rhizomes Red Wine
    I sipped it and suggested that it wasn’t that bad.
    He laughed uncontrollably.
    It was similar to a dry red grape-based wine, with slight hints of cloves and Christmas spices. I told him that. He laughed even more uncontrollably.
    Eventually, the waitress came to the table and apologized for her colleague. She said that he was laughing because black rhizome wine was a well-known Thai aphrodisiac.
    More specifically, she said, “that wine make you either have sex or spank monkey!”
    I noted that the bottle simply claimed that it aided digestion. And further noted that Asians think everything is an aphrodisiac: dog soup, tiger or seal penises, rhino horns, live mudskippers… whatever.
    Nevertheless, given the awful alcohol that I had to deal with, the wine was worthy of an endorsement. It tasted like a mid-range valpolicella but with spicier notes. The hue was closer to rosé or a very light red. It had notes of Christmas spices and a warming feel to it, similar to a cooled-down mulled wine.
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    I did a thread about Thai wineries that I went to.

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    The actually make red wine here, got a factory outlet as well. Chataeu De Tak Fa, I kid you not. A red wine, it's not that bad either although my palete for wines is pretty much ruined these days. I think they do fruit flavours as well, 200 bhat a bottle.
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    I had a Thai wine here in NYC, in a Thai restruant. was made from lechi nuts....Was pretty bad.

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    Most of the cheap Thai wines have tasted have been ruined by an overbearing sulpher taste due to filtering or preservative. Ok if mixed with Sangsom.

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    I tried a Thai red once on the way back from Aranyaprathet. It tasted like syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    I did a thread about Thai wineries that I went to but can't be fucked posting a link to it.

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    I drink more wine than anything else. I love beer, but I get to fat. I would miss wine on any extended stay in LOS

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    Wine is just the shittest drink out there - as for Thai wines - fuck me - are you all just masochist freaks or what - well, I know you are freaks but why drink that fucking shit


    wine is rank - (unless it costs more than £10 a bottle of course)



    2.99 chardonay from ASDA tonight - I'd rather drink my own piss..



    yeah , so what I'm saying is , basically and obviously - is that I'm not really a fan of wine ('cos it's for gays see)

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    Thai wine is not wonderful. Be particularly careful of the crap labelled 'Thai Red Wine' and 'Thai White Wine' as it tastes like cough medicine. The fruit wines that I've tasted are foul.

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    Thai wine would be fine if the price were in line with the quality. But, 400 baht for "just OK" table wine doesn't cut it.

    So, I limit my wine drinking to when I'm in the US where you can get very nice wine for a few dollars a bottle.

    I think Thailand could get a nice wine industry going if they'd just adjust the tax structure on alcohol.

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    I thought that to produce a decent grape the vines needed a dormant period over winter.

    Having said that there is a small vinyard about 1km from me; if I get the chance I will try and see what type of grape he is growing.

    On a fruity note, I bought a bottle of Pranburi Pineapple Wine (150B) from a stall outside Big C this week and I will be road testing it this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    yeah , so what I'm saying is , basically and obviously - is that I'm not really a fan of wine ('cos it's for gays see)
    Have you tried meths CE?

    Oh! I see from some of your other posts that you have.

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    I've tried a lot of the thai wines and 99.99% are really crap, bad and expensive in the same time...

    The latest was a wine made by Aloe Vera, horrible, smells like burning alcool we need to heat plates...

    To fill the 0.01 percent of Ok wines there was the Pinapple wine made near Samui, white wine, very surprisingly good, but they had a problem with the sugar sticking the cork into place, most of times the bottle will break in stead of the cork will get out !

    Chateau de Loei, sometimes good... ( 2 harvest, only one good, no differenciation...)

    Another one acceptable was a wine with a picture of a old guy looking like Gandhi, they served it for a while on Thai Airways, was ok...

    I've tried the most horrible choice of wines in thailand otherwise like some Bio wines and other Kao Yai wines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    I've tried the most horrible choice of wines in thailand
    But you are probably comparing to proper French wines, for a more reasonable comparison you really need to compare to something like Piat D'Or.

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    Well, just received a chinese wine, Great Wall if remember well, was possible to drink it, no further comments about it, but in a few years they will manage, compared to over here...

    See Chateau de Loei, they had a good wine, few years ago, french guy was somehow responsible and knowing what he was doing, they had to fire him due to exessive salary, most probably under 100 K even 50 k probably, they were thinking to learn from him, well give it a try...

    Wayne Kerr just visited the place, any comment bout this wine ?

    I really hope they went back on correct track, it was ok, in the past, but for a few years i avoid it...

    We have a place over here in Korat, The Blue Pavillion restaurant, the biggest choice of Thai wines i ever saw, all the walls are covered of bottles, but no thank you...


    The list of countries making good wines today is quite long, most probably due to the use of Cabernet Sauvignon Grape, this even includes the Us and Australia !... Chile, Argentina,Lebanon,..., not yet thailand !

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    I finally plucked up the courage to open my bottle of Pranburi Pineapple wine and I have to admit that for a fruit wine it was quite acceptable. The tang of pineapple was apparent but not overbearingly so. A bit hard to know what to compare it to but I shall certainly get another couple of bottles the next time I have the opportunity and investigate further.

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    The above reviewer drinks and likes Budweisser.

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    ^ You're one sick muthafucker, Dougal!

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    [quote=Dougal;238843]I finally plucked up the courage to open my bottle of Pranburi Pineapple wine and I have to admit that for a fruit wine it was quite acceptable. The tang of pineapple was apparent but not overbearingly so. A bit hard to know what to compare it to but I shall certainly get another couple of bottles the next time I have the opportunity and investigate further.

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    I think it is managed by a Danish guy, and yes his pinapple wine, specially the white one is pretty good, few years back he had the problem with sticky corks...
    This liquid if properly marketed could sale all over the world in the Thai restaurants as exotic surprising speciality ...

    wish him best of success,

    may be 2 years i had last drops of it, should try get hand on a new one to see how it goes down the throath by now...

    (could be compared to some Swiss white wines, if not told pinapple inside, difficult to make it out )

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    As it is St Valentines Day I thought it was time to try another Thai wine, this time a red



    I eagerly pulled the cork and sniffed it; it had an unpleasant chemically smell. I gingerly poured a little into a glass, the colour was a sort of dull reddish brown like dried blood. And the taste? Absolutely shite, totally undrinkable, I hope that the wine had gone off and wasn't supposed to taste like that.

    I poured the contents down the sink and found that there was a dark coloured residue at the bottom of the bottle. Oh well back to the pineapple stuff.

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    I found the wine prices in Cambodia quite resonable. Perhaps thet do not tax it as much as LOS>

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    Lower taxes indeed.

    A liking for wine is a legacy from the French I suspect.

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    I know I am in the wrong thread but last night (and tonight) I had the best Shiraz I have ever tasted.

    It was a lindemans 2005 shiraz - I bought at the local for $8.99 = 255 baht - I bought 1 bottle last night and went back this afternoon and bought another 4 bottles - sooo nice
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    I don't believe you Memock. Please send me a couple of bottles so I can confirm this outrageous claim.

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    Dougal - I still have 3 in the fridge and I am coming over in 6 weeks time - where excately in HH do you live?
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