Tagged: Unique Varietals and Regions

Serve with music

Les Hérétiques Carignan Carginan is the name of grape.  Many regions use this varietal in their blends, but here we see it on it’s own, and it’s fabulous.  This is a light to medium...

For your picnic basket

Vinkara Kalecik Karasi If you get the chance to explore little not so well known regions do it.  This is truly the way to learn the appreciation of wines terrior, and quite frankly you...

This one is volcanic

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso This is a wine for when you are feeling a bit adventurous.  Wines from the Etna region of Sicily are a little bit of an undiscovered gem.  They...

Camping tip: Bring Garnacha

Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines Garnacha I think Garnacha or Grenache as it’s known in France is really under rated and all too frequently overlooked.  A varietal more known for use in the amazing...

Pass the pasta

Renato Ratti Barbera d’ Asti When the monotony of life starts to get to us and we are feeling bored, we like to have a mini celebration.  My husband and I love doing a...

Have you tried Carmenere?

Los Vascos Grande Reserve Carmenere If you aren’t familiar Carmenere is a French grape varietal originally found in Bordeaux.  The flavor profile is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and was mistaken for Merlot...

Special occasion

Le Mas des Flauzieres Gigondas La Grande Reserve A real treat!  This wines dried fruit aromas jump out of the glass.  There is an abundance of raspberry and dried berry notes, along with the...

Try something Chilean

Veramonte Primus Carmenere Tonight we travel to Chile for a varietal that is a bit less popular than the standards we usually see.  Carmenere is very much like Merlot in many ways.  This is...

Pairs with pumpkin

Cusumano Nero d’Avola A great buy from Sicily.  For under $15 this Nero d’Avola has more licorice than others I’ve had and lots of dried fruit and raisin.  All the rich dried fruit in...