Ciao Bella!-Wine of the Week

Ze Becco, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015 East of Tuscany on the Adriatic coast lies the province of Abruzzo. There they make an easygoing, well-priced, everyday wine called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. In Italy this phrasing for wines always means the grape of the...

Veni, Vidi, Verdicchio–Wine of the Week

Ze Becco, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2015 Verdicchio (verr-dick-key-oh) is a wine region that lies in the foothills of the Apennines, Italy’s mountainous backbone, where it cuts east towards the Agean Sea. Verdicchio (vear-dik-key-oh) is also a grape of...

Loteta, Light Of My Life

Bodegas Picos, Campo di Borja “Loteta” 2015 – $10.99 Campo di Borja is a wine region in northwestern Spain that specializes in the Garnacha grape. It is the source of both the superstar value Borsao/Vinja Borgia line and the luxurious Alto Moncayos....

Rhône If You Want To

Grand Veneur, Cotes du Rhone Rosé Reserve 2016 – $13.99 (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault; Côtes du Rhône, France) Salmon-pink color, clear and brilliant. The nose is fruity and spicy, reminiscent of wild strawberry and fine Provençal spices. The palate is...

Never Rhône Alone–Red Wine of the Week

Grand Veneur Cotes-du-Rhone Réserve 2015 – $14.99 Alain Jaume and his son Christophe have hit another “Rhône run” with this classic Southern French red. Blended from the Rhône’s usual cr-Rhônies, a majority of Grenache gives it pepper-spiced red and black...