De Proprio Gravitas is a Bordeaux-style blend with dignified fruit flavors and aromas that make it an excellent choice for a summer drink for sipping or to have with light fare or seafood.
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.
Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay, a complex wine full of citrus and vanilla flavors, is an exceptional value, even if it’s priced slightly out of the $10 range.
In the not-too-distant past, Sicilian wines weren’t very good, and in some cases they were awful.
If I were forced to drink only one inexpensive white wine all year, I’d choose Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay. This wine from Burgundy is so clean and crisp that it almost seems like it was produced from an entirely different grape variety than the one used to make the weighty, oaked California Chardonnays, those wines with such rich vanilla and butter flavors that they are best drunk in cold weather.
I’m looking forward to raising a glass to bring in 2018, and I’ve spent some time looking for the right affordable sparkling wine to go with the occasion.
Weingut Steininger’s Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, is a light, dry white wine that’s fresh, flavorful and an excellent match with a wide variety of foods.
For years, I had been reluctant to try Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, and I’m sorry to say I was prejudiced and foolish.
I know the rules. I was raised in the South where it’s written into the legal codes — no white apparel or wines after Labor Day.
For some long-forgotten reason, I developed a bias a while ago against Chateau Souverain wines, and I suspect it was during the murky years of the winery’s history.