Great Wine: Domaine du Grand Montmirail Vacqueyras

$20 - $40FranceRedRhone BlendSouthern RhoneWine Reviews
This one was recommended to me by a Frenchman at the wine store. He smacked his lips along with a very French hand gesture and said the 2010 DOMAINE DU GRAND MONTMIRAIL Vacqueyras was "beautiful" and as good as much higher priced Chateauneuf du Pape. He was right. After all, the French are always right—so I should have never doubted him.... Read more →

Great Wine: La Valentina Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

$19.99 or LessCentral ItalyItalian White WineItalyWhiteWine Reviews
I love bright and fresh Italian white wines from the Abruzzo region of Central Italy (somewhere between the ankle and the calf of the "boot"). Chances are you've overlooked this part of the world, or take it for granted. Maybe because Pinot Grigio up north in Alto Adige and Friuli, like pretty cheerleaders, always win the popularity contest.... Read more →