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by Talley Ho @, Saturday, July 07, 2018, 15:48 (79 days ago)

Anyone know where we can get one? Amazon.mx doesn't want to take our US credit card.

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by Talley Ho @, Saturday, July 07, 2018, 16:52 (79 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Looks like it may have finally worked after 24 hours and two exchanges with Customer Care at Amazon.mx!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 07, 2018, 18:12 (79 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Anyone know where we can get one? Amazon.mx doesn't want to take our US credit card.

Surprised you couldn't find one locally. Muebles del Centro, Coppel, Elektra, Sam's Club or even MEGA Soriana should carry them. Were you just looking for a mini-fridge or is this some California contraption an old country boy like me never heard of? ;-)

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by Talley Ho @, Saturday, July 07, 2018, 21:43 (79 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Dude!!! (Said affectionately) You have seen these: coolers, not refrigerators, so your wine doesn't need ice cubes. Something we always wanted in our perfect kitchen, which we have almost built here in paradise.

Seriously, they are hard to come by here. The people who come and buy condos here (not a bad thing, don't get me wrong) have them included in their modern kitchens, but you can't buy them here in Zihuatanejo.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 08, 2018, 00:01 (79 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Dude!!! (Said affectionately) You have seen these: coolers, not refrigerators, so your wine doesn't need ice cubes. Something we always wanted in our perfect kitchen, which we have almost built here in paradise.

Seriously, they are hard to come by here. The people who come and buy condos here (not a bad thing, don't get me wrong) have them included in their modern kitchens, but you can't buy them here in Zihuatanejo.

My wine is red and room temperature. Anything else is sodey pop. :stirpot:

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by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Sunday, July 08, 2018, 00:44 (79 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Red wine is best served at "cellar" temperature which is @ 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 08, 2018, 08:01 (78 days ago) @ allen

Red wine is best served at "cellar" temperature which is @ 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maybe in your house. We don’t use Fahrenheit here in Mexico.

I just knew we had some wine snobs here. :stirpot: :fishing:

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by HolyMole @, Sunday, July 08, 2018, 14:48 (78 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Red wine is best served at "cellar" temperature which is @ 55 degrees Fahrenheit.


Maybe in your house. We don’t use Fahrenheit here in Mexico.

I just knew we had some wine snobs here. :stirpot: :fishing:

We've all heard of various groups with monikers, like "The Gang of Four", for example. Well, I have a nickname for the tequila snobs that I think is especially apropo: "Cien Anos".....and that's without the tilde over the "n".
The beauty of this group nickname is that anyone can use it: mescal snobs, wine snobs, beer snobs.....
:stirpot: ;-)

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by ingrid, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:03 (76 days ago) @ allen

Wouldn't cellar temperature depend on the location of the cellar?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:24 (76 days ago) @ ingrid

Wouldn't cellar temperature depend on the location of the cellar?

And if you aren't going to keep your white wine in the regular fridge, then whatever happened to a bucket of ice for cooling wine? Takes all of 5 minutes to chill a bottle if you rotate it in ice. If you drink so slow your ice melts and the wine warms up you don't need a wine cooler, you need a baby bottle with a nipple! :devil: :snicker:

This cooler sounds like just another gimmick-gadget you don't need except to say you have one.

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by HolyMole @, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:58 (76 days ago) @ ingrid

Wouldn't cellar temperature depend on the location of the cellar?

That sounds like a Steven Wright line.
More accurately, "Every cellar is cellar temperature."

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by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 11:37 (76 days ago) @ ingrid

The temperature below ground is surprisingly constant around the world unless you are around permafrost or geothermal activity.

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by kjgco, Colorado, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 12:11 (76 days ago) @ allen

FWIW, Wine Spectator and a few other sources suggests that full bodied reds be served at 60-65F. I'm sure that I've consumed wines above, in and below this range with no apparent ill effects, but I do prefer them a little cooler than other imbibers. Personal preference!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:23 (76 days ago) @ kjgco

FWIW, Wine Spectator and a few other sources suggests that full bodied reds be served at 60-65F. I'm sure that I've consumed wines above, in and below this range with no apparent ill effects, but I do prefer them a little cooler than other imbibers. Personal preference!

Easy for you to say. You live in Colorado!

Geeze, what have I started? Now the wine snobs are running amok! :kingtut:


https://youtu.be/HZ7j292Y_Cw

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:05 (75 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Tom T Hall and a lot of other Country/BlueGrass performers are all from Eastern Kentucky. Saturday night we are going to to one their favorite Venues- Renfro Valley the home of BlueGrass. If one likes Old Country or BlueGrass, some of the Stars in their 80's are coming to perform there- this is where to go.What is surprising how inexpensive the tickets are. We just saw Mickey Gilley a couple of weeks ago- he can't play the piano and can hardly walk but he still has his voice and puts on a great concert.

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by ingrid, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:02 (76 days ago) @ kjgco

Not proud but honestly I've consumed reds that were probably too cold and whites that werent cold enough but they all served their purpose. Often the wines not to my liking on the first sip become my new best friend by the third glass= I just needed to get to know them.

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by Quadra Paul @, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 17:45 (76 days ago) @ ingrid

"Not proud but honestly I've consumed reds that were probably too cold and whites that werent cold enough but they all served their purpose. Often the wines not to my liking on the first sip become my new best friend by the third glass= I just needed to get to know them."

With one exception: Retsina!

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 18:31 (76 days ago) @ Quadra Paul

Ugh!! Nothing can fix Retsina :-/

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by victorio, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 21:06 (76 days ago) @ Charlybby
edited by victorio, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 23:52

Hola. Love retsina. First acquired a taste for it in Greece many moons ago. Hard to find in restaurants here in Burnaby, BC.. If you can find it, try it

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:10 (75 days ago) @ victorio

What we loved about Greece was how cheap the local wines were at the restaurants when you ate and then do the cruise of the Greek Islands and it was A/I- had to pay extra for brand drinks. We had no complaints with the wine with our meals- don't know how many bottles our table of 6 consumed over dinner

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by ingrid, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 19:43 (76 days ago) @ Quadra Paul

I've never tried Retsina, don't think I could drink enough to make friends with that mean girl.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:29 (76 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Try Mercado Libre. You can make the payment in cash at any OXXO or one of their banks. I use it all the time.

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by Talley Ho @, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 19:03 (75 days ago) @ Talley Ho

And all I asked for was a possible local lead for a wine cooler so my sweetie wouldn't have to put ice in his wine.

It's been entertaining, and thank you all.

We are NOT wine snobs, if we were, we wouldn't be buying the 65p bottles (Rob, mostly red) from Sam's Club

BTW, we are ONLY members so we can get quality dog food without having to buy an imported food from a vet.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 20:54 (75 days ago) @ Talley Ho

And all I asked for was a possible local lead for a wine cooler so my sweetie wouldn't have to put ice in his wine.

It's been entertaining, and thank you all.

We are NOT wine snobs, if we were, we wouldn't be buying the 65p bottles (Rob, mostly red) from Sam's Club

BTW, we are ONLY members so we can get quality dog food without having to buy an imported food from a vet.

That’s how we got started as members there, too. For the pet food.

Aww, I was just funnin’ with ya. You Californyuns have all these funny tastes. I’m just an ex-beach bum and former swamp dweller. Whaddo I know about fancy things like wine coolers? I have a hard enough time keeping up with my beer coolies. ;-)

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by Talley Ho @, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 21:02 (75 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta: We need an emoji (or whatever) for HUGS!!

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 22:41 (75 days ago) @ Talley Ho