Grenache Day sounds like a fake holiday dreamed up by a public relations firm eager for an excuse to peddle a client’s wares. But it’s not really, and it was conceived by a group of respected French producers.
The Donnafugata Passito Ben Rye is typically both very sweet and fresh and vibrant. Typical fruit notes range from orange and citrus through peaches and apricot.
Many excellent wines from the region are well under $20 and very good ones go for much less. This makes these white wines from Northern Portugal a pretty low risk venture and often well worth a try.
How much should a bottle of wine cost? As Marshall McLuhan answered the question of what is art: “anything you can get away with.”
Ontario wines have been described as “transatlantic,” somewhere between American and French sensibilities. Whatever they are, they’re having a moment.
Many consumers will pay more for the sparkling wines that come from Champagne. But many wily ones will instead look to domestic bubbles made in the traditional method, that cost less and come from one of the cool climate regions within our borders.
A government ban on alcohol in 2020 extended not just to sales within the country but was extended to include a ban on exports. Still, the producers are optimistic that they can regain their footing.
In just two decades, rosé has gone from a niche product to an established one. It’s become unremarkable to be offered a glass of rosé in the backyard of a friend.
These wines will challenge preconceptions of Argentine wine and this is both the result of a purposeful act and a natural progression.
By now, 14 months into the pandemic, we’re treating ourselves to a wine that costs a little more at home once in a while. The challenge, then, is to find a wine to go with dinner, a bit more than our everyday ceiling of $20, but that’s also ready to drink and enjoy this Friday night.