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#1 ~Elise~

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:02 PM

Just a quick spinoff to my "enough alcohol thread". Cask wine was another option for my wedding. I need opinions on how bad/good cask wine and what brand are good/bad cask wines.

TIA!

#2 Guest_Mechelle_*

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:14 PM

No cask wine is not that bad but you have to buy a decent one though...just don't go for the fruity lexia, it's like water! I drink Yallumba wines which are of the same quality as bottled wine and a cask will set you back between $10-$12 for 2litres. There is also another brand which is good it is in a recycled looking box.

If you are after a cheapish option you could go for paleskin (I think that's what its called) where it is bottled wine without a label.

You could always ask the bottleshop employee what is a good cask wine I am sure that they will be able to give you some ideas.

Good luck with your decision

#3 Guest_Mechelle_*

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:20 PM

No cask wine is not that bad but you have to buy a decent one though...just don't go for the fruity lexia, it's like water! I drink Yallumba wines which are of the same quality as bottled wine and a cask will set you back between $10-$12 for 2litres. There is also another brand which is good it is in a recycled looking box.

If you are after a cheapish option you could go for paleskin (I think that's what its called) where it is bottled wine without a label.

You could always ask the bottleshop employee what is a good cask wine I am sure that they will be able to give you some ideas.

Good luck with your decision

#4 Duane Dibley

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:32 PM

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If you are after a cheapish option you could go for paleskin (I think that's what its called) where it is bottled wine without a label.


"Cleanskin" is the term you're looking for.  biggrin.gif

I have heard with the wine glut at the moment, there are some pretty good cask wines out there.  


#5 Guest_hellyb_*

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:38 PM

Hi,

DH just came in and saw the thread I was reading. His suggestion? If the wine is poured into decanters and then put on the tables, then noone is going to know if it was bottled or casked! Just an idea.....

Cheers,
Helen

#6 vanessa71

Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:45 PM

I guess it depends on who is drinking it. Some people wouldn't know the difference, however if I was at a wedding and cask wine was served I wouldn't drink it. Cask wine is not something I like, but the main reason for that is because over the last 8 years my taste has matured and I can't help but have a liking for more expensive wines.

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If the wine is poured into decanters and then put on the tables, then noone is going to know if it was bottled or casked!


Once again, it would depend on the person, I would be very suspicious of wine in decanters.

#7 Cybunnykaz

Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:12 PM

I personally don't mind cask wine, but some brands are better than others- other people won't touch the stuff. Why don't you do a mix- 1 cask of "good" white (Chardonnay would be my choice- De Bortolli brand) and 1 of red (don't drink red much - so no help) and 2-3 bottles of each red and white and say 6-8 bottles of bubbly? That should keep everyone happy  tongue.gif
Kazz
and of course- beer for the boyz  blink.gif

#8 Chocolate Addict

Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:23 PM

If you had to chose between cheap wine and cask wine i am guessing most people wouldnt be able to tell the difference. Cask wine is quite often a very good wine. I have read some great reviews for cask wine (mostly for the 2 litre varieties).

As long as you dont go for the cask stuff that is like $8 for 4 litres then i think cask is fine.

#9 Dani

Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:06 AM

You ask is cask wine all that bad?

The answer is yes.  For a wedding, oh don't, whatever you do.

#10 ~Flick~

Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:18 AM

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You ask is cask wine all that bad?

The answer is yes. For a wedding, oh don't, whatever you do.



Sorry I have to agree here. Don't serve cask wine. Loads of people do know a good wine from a cheap wine these days. Sorry to say it, but I think if you did serve it, you'd have people "talking" about it after.  Sorry...again.  I don't want to offend anyone.

#11 ~Elise~

Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:02 AM

Thanks for the honest opinions, thats what I need to hear! No offense taken by me. I don't want people talking about the "cask wine, because they were too cheap to buy it in bottles"  thing.




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