The reasonably-priced Farmhouse red first came to my attention because it was made by a family-owned California producer known for quality wines.
Famille Perrin’s Cotes du Rhone Reserve, Rouge, produced by one of the top winemakers in France’s Southern Rhone Valley, is an excellent wine to accompany a varied holiday feast.
Ferrari-Carano 25th anniversary Siena is a dry red blend with complex flavors of plums and cherries and aromas of raspberry jam, maple and bacon (if the tasting notes are to be believed), which makes it an excellent wine to have with Thanksgiving dinner.
Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir, a light, dry red wine with layers of complex fruit flavor, is good to drink any time of year.
Laya, a rich, red wine with aromas and flavors of black fruit and berries, is made primarily from an obscure grape grown in a small wine region in high, arid vineyards in southeastern Spain.
Alamos malbec is a fall wine, a dark, rich drink well-suited to round out autumn’s crisp, cool days and evenings.
I used to think of wine sold in boxes as a byproduct of oversupply, cheap plonk that at best would give you a headache after the first sip.
Award-winning French winemaker Jean-Claude Mas has a good sense of humor, and he has used it to create the line of witty and delightful Arrogant Frog wines.
When I first spotted wine in a can a few years back, my first reaction was that it had to be awful. I didn’t need to try it, so I put it out of my mind.
Even though temperatures are warming, there’s still a place this summer for a rich, bold red wine, particularly when its served with flavorful grilled or slow-roasted meats.