Exceptional Excellent Very Good This is a good week for bargain hunters. We have an exceptional cabernet franc from the south of France, plus a new vintage of a Portuguese favorite from one of my year-end
A Rhone Valley “cru” wine under $20 is a rare find, so this week’s greatest value is the Brotte Cru des Côtes du Rhône from the village of Cairanne. We also have two affordable malbecs — one from Argentina,
Last week, The New Yorker ran a piece entitled, "How The Orange-Wine Fad Became An Irresistible Assault On Pleasure." The point that writer Troy Patterson makes is that orange wines often offer more "challenging"