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Wine Tasting Survey for TheRagens

Our wine tasting group holds 5-6 tastings per year, generally organized around a theme. Since you've found our pages, we're curious what you think about what our tastings so far. We'd also like to get your ideas on what we ought to try in our upcoming tastings. If you can complete this short survey, we'd be grateful!

For the wine tastings on our site that you read, can you help us make them better by telling us which ones were interesting to you versus those that were not interesting?

Very Interesting OK Less Interesting Didn't Read   Tasting
   Duckhorn 1980s Vertical
   Southern Rhone
   Red Wines of Piedmont
   Mature California Cabernets
   California cabernet maturity comparisons
   South American Red Wines

What kinds of wine should we try to schedule for a future tasting? Our group is partial to red wines so this list is certainly tilted that way. If you have another suggestion, please comment in the last question in the survey.

Red Wines   Sangiovese and Super-Tuscans
Bordeaux and Bordeaux-Style Wines   Super-Tuscans (Italy)
Bordeaux (France)   Montepulciano (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (CA)   Brunello di Montalcino (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (WA)   Chianti Classico (Italy)
Merlot (CA)   Other Reds
Merlot (WA)   Tempranillo (Spain)
Meritage or Bordeaux Blend (CA)   Zinfandel (CA)
Meritage or Bordeaux Blend (WA)   Nebbiolo: Barolo, Barbaresco (Italy)
Syrah and Shiraz Wines    
Northern Rhone (France)   White Wines
Shiraz (Australian)   Chardonnay and White Burgundy
Syrah (WA)   White Burgundy (France)
Syrah (CA)   Chardonnay (CA)
Petit Sirah (CA)   Other White Wines
Burgundy and Pinot Noir Wines   Riesling
Burgundy   Gruner Veltliner
Pinot Noir (OR)   Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir (CA)   Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Noir (New Zealand)   Champagne

Please enter any additional ideas that you would suggest for our tasting parties. For example:

bulletIs there another variety or region that we should check out?
bulletAre there some interesting comparisons (first wines versus second wines) where we should see if we can find differences?
bulletDo you have any other ideas that we can think about?



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