Some of the wines in our portfolio are “high-maintenance.” Pricey Burgundies require patience, timing, careful food pairing, and decanting to realize their potential. In the right context, they’re extraordinary -- but to a more casual drinker, they might be described as “fussy.”
Our pantry-stocking wine of two weeks ago sold out in a few hours, and we’ve had lots of interest in a second option. As luck would have it, we just received a restock from our offsite warehouse, including some excellent everyday drinkers.
Greetings from the continent! We landed in Paris this morning and caught the TGV south to Avignon. We’re here for the next few weeks, tasting in the Southern Rhône, Northern Rhône, and Burgundy -- follow our tasting trip video blog (starting tomorrow) on Facebook, Instagram, and our blog.
We think grilling reds should to be three things: fruit forward, chillable, and inexpensive. Smoke flavor from the grill works well with a juicy foil. Cooked foods on a hot day pair with something a bit cool. And because grilling often means a crowd, we like to have something affordable around in quantity.
Côtes du Rhône is one of the world’s most widely recognizable wine brands. There’s a wide range of styles out there, and we have favorites in many camps. For rustic and rugged we like the Domaine les Goubert. For refined and serious, we like the Domaine Malmont. But for easygoing, fruit-forward, and effortlessly drinkable, it’s hard to beat the Domaine…