When the weather turns cooler I find myself drinking more and more red wine. I still love whites and rosés but something about colder weather has me reaching for the red. This week’s Wine Wednesday pick is a red blend from Spain. Wines from Spain can offer some of the best values available and this is a perfect example. I purchased this wine for $8.99 and found it listed at several retailers for a similar … Read more
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We received a care package for Halloween from our friends at Hob Nob Wines with some vino and candy (two of our favorites). One of the wines was a 2010 Pinot Noir from the South of France (where after some research, it appears all the Hob Nob wines come from France). From reading this article, you may also remember how much I adore Pinot Noir wine and how difficult it is to find Pinot Noirs … Read more
This week’s pick is another wine from Italy. What can I say, we love Italian wine and Italy offers some great values. Recently, we purchased a couple of bottles from this winery at a steal (purchased for $5.99 at the Wine House). While we liked both bottles, the “Violante” from Azienda Vinicola Rivera was our favorite. In this wine, the second and third generation winemakers from Puglia’s Azienda Vinicola Rivera’s goal was to highlight the … Read more
This week’s Wine Wednesday is yet another Malbec from Argentina. I know what you are thinking, another Malbec, you guys must love Malbec. It’s true. We do love Malbec. But, we also love deals and this column is all about good tasting value wine. I have probed the deep recesses of my brain and I honestly believe that Malbec is the best priced red wine out there. So expect to see more Malbec showing up … Read more
This week’s Wednesday Wine pick was the crowd favorite at our breaking of the fast for Yom Kippur. And, it is one of the best value wines that we have come across. A magnum (two bottles) of the La Vieille Ferme “Recolte” 2010 red wine from the Rhone Valley for the astounding price of $9.99 at Costco.
The La Vielle Ferme wines come from the Perrin family of the famed Chateau Beaucastel in the Rhone … Read more
As you know, we try to make Wine Wednesday’s fun and bring you interesting-yet-affordable wines for $10 and under. Our assignment is often challenging; it isn’t always easy to find wine at the $10 and under price point and end up drinking a fair amount of wine to bring you 52 Wine Wednesdays a year. This week’s pick is a familiar varietal from a relatively unfamiliar region.
This week’s Wine Wednesday is a Cabernet Sauvignon … Read more
This week’s Wine Wednesday comes to us from one of my favorite wine regions in the world, Italy. And it’s made from an ancient and relatively obscure grape, the Fiano. While Fiano generally grows in Campagnia, these grapes were grown in Sicily. Who knew? For those of you who like big, luscious, fruit forward wine, Fiano is the wine for you. If Marilyn Monroe had been a wine, this is what she would be. Sexy, … Read more
This week’s Wine Wednesday is an interesting wine that comes all the way from the Rapel Valley in Chili! Lapostolle is a relatively new winery with history and Carmenere is a very old and confused grape making, which makes for a unique wine. Lapostolle is the name of the family that brought you Grand Marnier (and still holds a controlling interest) and before that were wine negociants in France. Clearly, they know their wine. That … Read more
This week’s Wine Wednesday pick is another winner from Italy. As many of you know, I am partial to Italian wine (and along with Argentina, Australia, Portugal and Spain offer a selection of wines for $10 and under) and lately, the Italian wines that we have been drinking have been the best. Honestly, we try wine from all over the world to pick the best selections to bring to you for Wine Wednesdays. This week, … Read more
This week’s pick for Wine Wednesday comes from beautiful Toscana (Tuscany) in Italy. Just thinking of Tuscany conjures images of sun-drenched fields of grapes bursting with ripeness, amazing salumi and cheese and amazing times. If you can’t tell, one of my favorite vacations was in Tuscany and I immensely enjoyed my all too short time spent at Tuscan wineries.
Italy is one of my value countries for wine but usually Tuscany doesn’t top the list … Read more
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