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OKW Lover
05-20-2008, 12:55 PM
A different thread here on the DIS got me to thinking. (Always dangerous)

Some people try to do "Beer around the World" in which they have a beer in each of the countries of World Showcase. It might be fun to try "Wine around the World" instead. But as I think of it, I'm not sure that you can get wine (preferably "to go") in each of the countries. I know you can get Wine (at least a tasting) in Germany, Italy, Japan (Saki) & France. What about the other countries?

madalex
05-20-2008, 01:22 PM
They might sell an "ice wine" somewhere in Canada, but I'm not sure. Other than that, I don't recall there being wines available in any other countries other than those you have listed. Even if there were, I'm not sure I want to try Mexican, Norweigan, Chinese, Morroccan or English wine anyway (I know they are making wine everywhere in the world these days, but I have never heard of any great wines from any of those countries).

disnut8
05-21-2008, 10:52 AM
Norway has wine but it's American wine (just like the beer now).

You can get "to go" wine at Germany. And there's a better selection inside France than at their kiosk.

OKW Lover
05-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Madalex, good point about the wines from those other countries. :goodvibes

Sounds like Wine Around the World will be no problem - except maybe for getting thirsty in between the countries that have wine.

Aimeedyan
05-21-2008, 04:30 PM
I've had wine from just about any country that had it - China does/did have a plum wine at their CS you can try. think they have it at the JOy of Tea stand now.

Tangierine Cafe has a morrocan wine, but I have not tried it.

Mickey1974
05-21-2008, 05:01 PM
We've done a "Drink the World" where we just drank whatever alcoholic beverage we thought we'd like at each country. So we drank beer, wine, margaritas, cider...it all tasted good!

Jules3Kids
05-21-2008, 05:49 PM
We've done a "Drink the World" where we just drank whatever alcoholic beverage we thought we'd like at each country. So we drank beer, wine, margaritas, cider...it all tasted good!

That sounds like a plan! For us, DH will have the beer, and my sister and I will have the wine and any other drinks that sound good....We're thinking sharing though might be a good option...or do they have any sample/tasting sizes? :laughing:

disnut8
05-21-2008, 06:59 PM
I've had wine from just about any country that had it - China does/did have a plum wine at their CS you can try. think they have it at the JOy of Tea stand now.

Tangierine Cafe has a morrocan wine, but I have not tried it.

The plum wine is still there. However - I caution you. Get an egg roll to go along with it. It tastes like crap without food.

The Tea Stand is good too. I didn't think I'd like their frozen teas with alcohol but it was surprising good and refreshing.

Aimeedyan
05-21-2008, 10:19 PM
The plum wine is still there. However - I caution you. Get an egg roll to go along with it. It tastes like crap without food.

The Tea Stand is good too. I didn't think I'd like their frozen teas with alcohol but it was surprising good and refreshing.

I got an eggroll and still thought it tasted like crap :laughing: But didn't stop me from drinking it all!

I thought the peach tea schnapps slush was about the best drink at Epcot (found at Joy of Tea). So good that I promised my sister I would share with her and one taste changed that arrangement fast - she had to go buy her own ;)

sand2270
05-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Can you get sake to go in Japan?

OKW Lover
05-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Can you get sake to go in Japan?

There is a sake tasting bar in the far back corner of the store.

sand2270
05-22-2008, 05:46 PM
There is a sake tasting bar in the far back corner of the store.

yeah!

Clotho
05-22-2008, 07:22 PM
Moroccan wine is quite good! And we had the one at the Cafe in The World, and it was fine.

Some of the lands carry local wines, and not ones from their countries.

Plum wine is yummy, but can be an acquired taste,as it is sweeter and thicker. I agree that it tastes yummier with something salty with it. I love the potstickers with it. :)

Hubby and I also "drink whatever around the world". It's more fun to try whatever sounds good at the time and place than to try and restrict yourself. WDW doesn't exactly offer the Best of the Best of each country's particular offerings and brands, so don't dismiss all wines/beers/whatever from X or Y country just because you didn't like the one offered at WDW. Keep an open mind and be adventurous with your palate!

tarheelmjfan
05-22-2008, 07:50 PM
Plum wine is yummy, but can be an acquired taste,as it is sweeter and thicker. I agree that it tastes yummier with something salty with it. I love the potstickers with it. :)

We've never tried plum wine, & the posts on here have peaked my interest. We love ice wine, which is very sweet. Is plum wine similar or is it more like a port? TIA :)

Aimeedyan
05-22-2008, 08:38 PM
Hubby and I also "drink whatever around the world". It's more fun to try whatever sounds good at the time and place than to try and restrict yourself. WDW doesn't exactly offer the Best of the Best of each country's particular offerings and brands, so don't dismiss all wines/beers/whatever from X or Y country just because you didn't like the one offered at WDW. Keep an open mind and be adventurous with your palate!

Agree completely; I always wonder about people who have every food item they want scheduled out for their trip instead of going with what looks good to them when they get there. The few times I have bought something just because the Dis told me to, I was sorely disappointed (like schoolbread) and wished I had bought what actually looked appealing at the time.

It's much easier to just eat/drink whatever looks tasty at the time. Even if that is just a funnel cake in the American Pavillion (and yes, I've actually passed up a treat from the Norway bakery in order to have one because it sounded tasty at the time!).

Clotho
05-22-2008, 08:39 PM
I know that I have had ice wine, but I honestly can't remember what it was like! Sorry I can't help there!

OKW Lover
09-06-2008, 03:11 PM
I know that I have had ice wine, but I honestly can't remember what it was like! Sorry I can't help there!

Ice wine is very sweet.

John's Mom
09-06-2008, 03:33 PM
Stop by the store at the Italian Pavilion for a glass of Rosa Regale, a sweet, sparkling wine.

Ice wine (Canada) is a very sweet, dessert wine.

Cookie Princess
09-07-2008, 07:28 AM
Ice wine is very sweet.

I LOVE ICE WINE!!! :woohoo: Be prepared...you are going to get a very small serving for a sizeable price. It is really sweet.

Laneychris
09-07-2008, 08:35 AM
Sounds like a fun idea!

blueangel
09-07-2008, 02:36 PM
We've never tried plum wine, & the posts on here have peaked my interest. We love ice wine, which is very sweet. Is plum wine similar or is it more like a port? TIA :)

I'd put it somewhere in the middle. Plum wine feels a little thicker than ice wine, which tastes really "clear" to me - very crisp, if you know what I mean. Do you not like port?

I love it all - plum, ice, port, and the above mentioned Rosa Regale. It's all good! :goodvibes

ironz
09-07-2008, 03:34 PM
Some decent wines coming out of Baja Mexico. They had tastings from the LA Cetto winery at F/W last year (and I've visited that vineyard in Baja). They're not super great, but they don't suck (IMHO).

Love the Rosa Regale at Italy! :goodvibes

Lynn5700
09-07-2008, 03:40 PM
Can you get sake to go in Japan?

Oh yes you can! DH gets it all the time lol.

ROSA REGALE in Italy is the best wine! Have a glass for me :)

PrincessAli
09-07-2008, 04:52 PM
IF--anyone is interested in printing out a T-Shirt transfer celebrating WINES AROUND THE WORLD. You can go to the CREATIVE DISIGNS board ---one of the VERY talented DISIGNERS made one for me to wear at EPCOT. You have to do some searching for the thread--but it is there under Wines Around the World as the heading.

tarheelmjfan
09-07-2008, 05:04 PM
I'd put it somewhere in the middle. Plum wine feels a little thicker than ice wine, which tastes really "clear" to me - very crisp, if you know what I mean. Do you not like port?

I love it all - plum, ice, port, and the above mentioned Rosa Regale. It's all good! :goodvibes


I do like port w/ some things (like chocolate). I also enjoy Rosa Regale w/ chocolate. I love ice wine w/ everything. :p Given a choice, I'd choose ice wine 1st, followed by Rosa Regale (or similar sweet sparkling wine/ champagne), then some ports.

blueangel
09-07-2008, 08:17 PM
Then plum wine won't be your favorite, but give it a shot!