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SFC Dean wrote at 2010-10-22 03:45:46
Trust me.  Do not buy it, or any wine, from the St. Amant Winery.  I am a US Army Soldier who recently returned from my 4th Combat Deployment.  I stopped at the "Triple S Grocery" next to the winery and noticed they were selling it (I was in town on leave visiting family).  I asked if they offered a military discount on the wine?  The store keeper said he would call and ask the owner of the winery.  The owner was quick to say no to the military discount (Generally I do not support business [this winery] who do not support me).  I thought it would be nice to have a couple bottles to put up for display at my home as a conversation piece and just to have a piece of home to take with me where ever I go.  So, I bought 4 bottles (2 to drink and 2 to put on display).  This wine was not cheap either!  It was about 45.00 for the 4 bottles.  I bought 2 bottles of Strawberry and 2 bottles of Muscadine.  I'm not a big wine drinker but thought for sure this wine would be SO good...especially the Strawberry because it says right on the label "Sweet Table Wine".  I opened it and tasted a sip and it was the most BITTER, NASTY wine I have ever tasted!  Boone's Farm or Box wine taste better than this!  Just in case it was my taste buds and not the wine, I let my wife taste it and it gagged her.  So take my word for it.  I'm afraid to open the Muscadine because the "Sweet" Strawberry was TERRIBLE.  I love Muscadine stuff too...especially Jelly (if you can find it).  If you don't disregard and bypass the St. Amant Winery & Spirits simply because he doesn't support the military....do it because the wine taste horribly bitter!  



Hope this helps, have a great day!

Dean


Deena Davidson wrote at 2015-08-15 00:35:39
In April 2015 I visited Landry Vineyards in West Monroe, Louisiana and purchased their Muscadine Blush Semi Sweet, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Landry can be reached at www.landryvineyards.com or (318) 557-9051


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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

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30 years in the business.

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Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

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Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

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I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

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Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

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Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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