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    Hi, we're booked for Nov at CN and I was wondering if anyone knows what wines are available there. My wife is a picky drinker and I was hoping to find out ahead of time what we could expect. Since were on the subject is Red Strip the only beer available there? I'm picky too but I'll get by. Has anyone ever heard of shipping something to the resort a few days before arrival to consume during your stay? If so, how did it work out.

    Thanks for any info.

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    no one with info??

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    You might want to do a search on the beer question as I know there was another thread about that....can't help with the wines, though. Sorry!

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    The house wines that Couples provides are good to most people. They are made in France and the USA from what I remember. It is hard to give an answer on the name because they fill you glass up and take the bottle. They will come back and refill are required.

    At CN they offer better wines that you can purchase from their reserve list.

    If you want to bring you own, pack it in you checked baggage.

    Shipping wine and other goods to a country outside the USA is not easy. Jamaica may require an import license depending on the amount. You would have to pick you package up at customs and pay the duty. Not worth all that work and lost time of your vacation.

    I think your best bet is to try the wines at CN, if you do not like them, then purchase from their reserve list or find a wine store in Negril.

    As for beer: Red Stripe and Miller lite are the standard.

    This year at CTI in the piano bar they Guinness, Heineken (Made in Jamaica), Red Stripe, Red Stripe light, Miller lite, and others.

    Hope this helps.
    Irie Mon

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    I'm not sure about the wine available as this is our first time to Couples. However, we have been to Jamaica before and the Red Stripe is delicious....and the fact that it is in the stubby bottles is very nostalgic..we're from Canada and 25 years ago, all beer was in the stubby bottle. And of course, you can't go wrong with Jamaican rum...

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    thanks for the helpful info......46 days..can't wait

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    ofireengo:

    Here is a sample wine menu from Otaheite at CNG. Subject to change based on availability. I apologize for the formatting. Copied from a word document.

    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Champagne
    Bin # Price Per Bottle


    US$

    C01 Dom Perignon 288.00
    A classic blend produced from a single vintage its elegance is characterized by full fruit flavors with nuances of toast & yeast

    C02 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label Brut n/v 116.00
    Rich with almond croissant aromas and flavours, a firm rounded structure, accentuated by an intense, fragrance of fruits.

    C03 Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial n/v 105.00
    A complex palate with great depth, a high concentration of candied fruit, ginger bread and vanilla flavours.







    Sparkling Wines
    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$

    C06 Domaine Carneros Brut By Taittinger / California 57.00
    A superb, elegantly handcrafted sparkling wine showing subtle ripe tropical and white fruit richness and elegant depth.

    C07 Bouvet Rose Excellence / France 50.00
    Brilliant coral sparkling rosé is dry, crisp, aromatic with ripe succulent red berry flavors & refined herbal nuances

    C08 Freixenet Carta Nevada / Spain 28.00 Fullness of taste with ripe peach, apricot fruit, vanilla flavors, yeast, a big round softness in the mouth and a creamy finish.








    Prices quoted in US$ and include all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge.



    Managers Reserve Wine List


    Chairman’s Selections


    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$



    W01 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc / Marlborough, New Zealand 61.00
    Intense gooseberry, capsicum characters, lingering soft flavours with an abundance of richness, uplifted by fresh acidity and an impressive long finish.


    R01 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin / Burgundy, France 99 .00
    Aromatic flavors of ripe black cherry, firm tannic structure allied to silky, elegant fruit with nuances of sweet oak and spice ending in a full finish.



    R03 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz / South Australia 66.00
    Refined, taut showing dark black conserve fruit flavours, plum notes to the fore, further liqueur chocolate, spice flavours impregnated by overt, chewy ripe tannins.


    R04 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon / Napa Valley, California 154.00
    Lush, focused with elegant black cherry, plum, cassis offset by notes of chocolate, herbs, cedar, supple texture of balanced fruit and tannin confirmed on the finish.







    Prices quoted in US$ and include all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.



    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Off Dry, Light Bodied, Fruity, Blush & Whites
    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$

    W03 Beringer White Zinfandel / California 28.00
    Fresh red berry, citrus, melon aromas rounded with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove.

    W04 Wente Vineyards Riesling / Monterrey, California 33.00
    Fragrant varietal nose of white fruits, subtle vanilla, toasty nuances highlighting pear and apple fruit flavors.

    W05 Trivento Dulce Natural / Mendoza, Argentina 28.00
    Aromas with a mix of violets, freesia, jasmine, citric fruits, & apricot

    W06 Antinori Orvieto Classico Casasole / Orvieto Italy 35.00
    Fresh, crisp, fruity with ripe melon, pear, apple flavours and a subtly sweetish finish.

    Dry, Light To Medium Bodied & Fruity Whites


    W08 Beringer Sauvignon Blanc / Napa Valley, California 50.00
    Grapefruit, guava, melon aromas lead into citrus, melon flavors, slight grassy back note, hint of honey.

    W09 Michelle Redde Sancerre Les Tuilieres / Loire, France 57.00
    Aromatic herb, spice fragrances confirmed on the palate with bracing crisp white fruit flavors.

    W10 Bollini Pinot Grigio / Trentino, Italy 33.00
    Fresh and delicate, this wine shows clean stone fruit, apple flavors and aromas.

    W11 Fernando Pighin Pinot Grigio / Friuli, Italy 44.00
    Peachy stone fruit flavors mark this delicately expressive wine which shows classic floral and hazelnut nuances.






    Prices quoted in US$ and include all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.




    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Dry, Medium To Full Bodied & Oak Aged Whites
    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$

    W12 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay / South Australia 50.00
    Complex and characterful with fresh aromas of apple, lemon curd, yellow peach to the fore of a lively nose.

    W13 Trivento Reserve Chardonnay / Mendoza, Argentina 28.00
    Fresh, velvety, expressive mixture of apple, banana flavours with hints of vanilla and a delicate aftertaste.

    W14 Beringer Chardonnay / Napa Valley California 55.00
    Pure fruit character, crispness, lemon zest, green apple, spice aromas lead into mouth.

    W15 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay / Sonoma County, California 50.00
    Refreshing, balanced, with vibrant acidity, pleasing flavors of pear, honeysuckle roasted almonds, and a touch of toasty vanilla.

    W16 Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay / California 46.00
    Richly layered, balanced with tropical flavors such as mango, pineapple dancing with aromas of peach, apple & pear

    W17 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay / California 51.00
    Aromas and flavors of creamy pear, green apple, melon, citrus fruit, mingled with notes of subtle toast, supple discreet oak structure.


    W18 Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay / Burgundy, France 3700
    Fresh, brilliant pale gold showing delicate varietal aromas, flavours of apple, melon offset by citrus notes and a crisp acidic balance ending in a clean, lively finish.


    W19 J Moreau & Fils Pouilly Fuisse / Burgundy, France 55.00
    Ripe, supple, medium bodied with vibrant fruit flavours, notes of melon, minerals gently touched with oak and ending in a fresh, silky, finish.








    Prices quoted in US$ and includes all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages supplied by your server and are subject to availability.

    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Dry, Light To Medium Bodied & Fruity Reds

    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$


    R06 Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico Riserva / Tuscany, Italy 50.00
    Crisp, ripe red berry, cherry fruit flavours, aromas sustained by notes of earth, mushrooms, leather and an elegant tannic backbone.

    R07 Domaine La Milliere Cotes du Rhone / Rhone Valley, France 53.00
    Spices, crushed wild strawberries, dark chocolate, pink peppercorns melt into pools of lush, dense red fruits on the sultry palate.






    Dry, Medium To Full Bodied Reds




    R09 Firesteed Pinot Noir / Willamette Valley, Oregon 55.00
    Vibrantly aromatic, infused with generous aromas of warm berry preserves, strawberry shortcake, layers of vanilla.


    R12 Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape \ France 77.00
    Robust flavors of dark cherry, crushed red berries, pepper with notes of chocolate, citrus peel on the nose.

    R13 Undurraga Reserva Merlot / Maipo Valley, Chile 33.00
    Bright, juicy crushed red fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry followed by a suggestion of earth & oak








    Prices quoted in US$ and includes all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.






    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Dry, Medium To Full Bodied Reds

    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$

    R15 Beringer Merlot / Napa Valley, California 48.00
    Black cherry, plum, smoky roasted coffee aromas followed by fruit forward flavors of black cherry, plum hints of cocoa, allspice and pepper mingle with concentrated berry flavors, ripe tannins leading into a long, extracted finish.


    R16 Christian Moueix Merlot / Bordeaux, France 39.00
    Produced by the owner of Pomerol’s Chateau Petrus, its sweet, supple berry, wild berry fruit carry into nuances of herbs, vanilla underscored by a fresh, elegant acidity and ripe, soft tannins.


    R17 Chateau Souverain Zinfandel / Dry Creek Valley, California 55.00
    Rich aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, wild blackberry, touch of white pepper, fresh berry cobbler featuring back notes of cinnamon, nutmeg spice on the palate and resolved tannins take follow through to a succulent and long finish.


    R18 Golden Kaan Shiraz / South Africa 44.00
    Concentrated with ripe, refined berries, dark stone fruit flavors, woodsy aromas of truffles and earth in a focused yet supple tannic structure which ends in a long, delicate finish.


    R19 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz / South Australia 51.00
    Lifted, aromatic with varietal spices, excellent fruit quality, balance, and tannin ripeness ensuring an instantly appealing, alluring, generous finish.



    Prices quoted in US$ and includes all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.



    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Dry, Medium To Full Bodied Reds
    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$


    R20 Rosemount Diamond Label Shiraz / South East Australia 44.00
    Complex layers of fleshy concentrated dark fruit, spice notes, background oak flavours, great length, extending to a lovely soft finish.


    R21 Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz Cabernet / South Australia 44.00
    Balanced, aromatic with lifted floral aromas, notes of blackberry, dark cherry with red fruit, freshly cut plums, toasted charry vanillin characters with hints of coffee, mocha, chocolate and talc like tannins on the finish.


    R22 Jean Pierre Moueix St Emillion / Bordeaux, France 50.00
    Fresh, plummy stone fruit and black berry flavors carry into notes of herbs, earth, restrained oak on the bright, balanced palate which is supported by firm acidity and ripe tannins.


    R23 Bonfante & Chiarle Barolo / Normale, Italy 77.00
    Ripe, silky black cherry, red currant flavours, aromas of violets, spices, licorice, hints of tar set in a structure of high toned acidity and refined, polished tannins.








    Prices quoted in US$ and includes all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.




    Managers Reserve Wine List

    Dry, Medium To Full Bodied Reds
    Bin # Price Per Bottle
    US$

    R25 Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon / South Australia 50.00 Fresh, varietal, leafy characters with subtle integrated oak flavours, aromas of plums and berries finishing with fine, smooth, chalky tannins.


    R26 Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon / Alexander Valley, California 61.00
    Round, balanced, with aromatics of black cherry, plum, layered subtle nuances of vanilla, fresh roast coffee, brown spices and soft fine-grained, supple tannins that
    contribute to a long toasty oak finish.


    R27 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon / California 50.00
    Sweet black cherry, dark berry fruit characters, supported by velvety tannins, well- integrated oak, excellent depth, richness and length on the palate.


    R28 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon / California 55.00
    Deep black cherry, blackberry, cassis flavors, intense, round well structured tannins, cedar and vanilla notes linger on the finish.






    Prices quoted in US$ and includes all relevant wine import duties, government taxes and house service charge. Vintages are subject to availability.

    Couples Resorts

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    Thank you, we're getting close to single digits before we get "back home", Snow yesterday in CT, blahhh

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    We just returned from CN. The wines that you can have delivered to your room were from Chile. They were Cabernet, Rose, and Chardonnay. The beer choices were Red Stripe, Red Stripe Lite,Miller Lite, and Caribe.

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    our first trip I packed a case of Bass Ale , Gary the Manager at the time, was from England and I think he enjoyed the 6 pack I gave him , if he got it ( That wasn't a tip) but I have since learned to love Red stripe
    if they do not have what you want for beer go to the gas station across the street and get some

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    We always take wine in our checked luggage when we go to Jamaica. I guess we are wine snobs - but we find the free wine at Couples resorts to be barely drinkable. They generally pour Chilean Chardonnay and Merlot and a sparkling wine that is okay. But they allow us to bring our own bottle to the restaurants and happily pour it for us.

    -Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    We always take wine in our checked luggage when we go to Jamaica. I guess we are wine snobs - but we find the free wine at Couples resorts to be barely drinkable. They generally pour Chilean Chardonnay and Merlot and a sparkling wine that is okay. But they allow us to bring our own bottle to the restaurants and happily pour it for us.

    -Steve
    Is it really that pour in quality? I hate to pack wine with the cost to check overweight luggage and since I am the only one who drinks it.

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