But I really like the vino (who among you will catch this stupid song reference?).
I have a new thing with wine. I try to only buy stuff that is $10 or less a bottle. The vast majority of what I find in that range that’s good is Spanish (with one notable exception — Falesco Vitiano 2007, which is dynamite). The one I drink the most is Bodegas Ateca Garnacha De Fuego, which I get for only seven bucks. It’s nice fruit, with a lot of acidity, and goes great with food, a good house wine. The Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya (10 bucks, from the
Tempranillo mourvedre grape) and Ludovicus Terra Alta (10 bucks from a blend of tempranillo, grenache, and syrah) are also excellent, definitely smoother and fruitier. I also really like Vinos de Arganza Bierzo la Mano Mencía Roble, in some ways the most interesting (for 8 bucks, from the crazy Mencia grape), but the store that has it is too far from my house so I’ve only had it a couple times.
Anyway, I don’t have too much to add about this, but you should try this wines if you’re also into paying less than 10 dollars a wine. Because they’re much better than other wine you can get for under $10.
One more alcohol note: that local rye I blogged about (McKenzie Rye Whiskey) is getting rave reviews (here; here) and I think it will go up in price (it’s around $40 now). So if you like that kind of thing, check it out. There was a bourbon I used to like — A. H. Hirsch — and now I can’t afford it. The McKenzie is the only other American whiskey I’ve had that I really liked. I’m seriously thinking of a buying case because I wish I’d bought a case of the Hirsch.
There probably isn’t too much point to this post, except that a few of you have emailed to say you like wine blogging and I’m tired of hearing about ginger and so on.
DougJ +5 or so
Update. If loving this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.