20 for $20 (or less) …first TEN, by Ian

2020 Ostatu Rosado Rioja Alavesa | Spain | $13.60 Composed of 70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha and 3% Viura, sourced from high elevation, old-vine vineyards in Rioja Alavesa, Ostatu Rosado is fermented in stainless steel using only native yeasts. This modern take on Rioja Rosado emphasizes bright fruit and refreshing acidity.The Tempranillo component provides structure and[…]

My Favorite wine…2021!

2018 Suavia ‘Monte Carbonare’ Soave Classico (release the balloons!) This wine is just crazy good, shockingly so. Made of 100% Garganega (yes, I know, you’ve never heard of the grape), from the (no longer very) famous wine region of Soave, in Veneto, in northeast Italy, it’s just exciting and compelling and delicious and, and, and…our[…]

My Favorite Wine…of 2021

Okay, some criteria first…to be considered, I decided, the wine must be: Compelling (or at least interesting) Affordable (under $30 per bottle), and Available (for purchase) I announced the criteria to Matt and Ian last week, and we came up with 6 different wines pretty quickly…ranging from a red from Ventoux to a rosé from[…]

My Favorite Wine…2021

My Favorite Wine…2021 From the middle of December and into January, we’re typically inundated with ‘top wines of the year’ lists from various wine and lifestyle publications. Recently, it seems that every critic and even some liquor store chains are jumping in and announcing their own top ten (or twenty or one hundred). And although[…]