Category Archives: Europe

Segura Viudas: Top-Quality Cavas From an Area Rich in Tradition

Located in Spains’ Penedes region, Segura Viudas was founded in an area with winemaking roots that have been traced back over 800 years. The winery itself was established in 1959, and those familiar with the Segura Viudas label have come to appreciate the winery’s reputation for producing consistently good sparkling wines at very affordable prices. […]

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Needs to be at Your Dinner Table

2017 Bibbiano Chianti Classico (about $20) – Looking for an affordable, food-friendly Italian red to serve with dinner? This lovely little number from Tuscany should fit in perfectly. Vanilla, sweet cedar, and spicy aromatics lead off, while the initial wave of black currant flavors melt into brighter, leaner notes of pie cherry and savory cherry […]

Tuscany’s Montecucco Region Producing Some Fine Sangiovese

Montenero Winery 2015 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG (about $25) – This up-and-coming Italian wine region is producing some terrific Sangioveses that make excellent choices to pair with your meal. Bold and complex, with great finishing acidity, this wine features both brighter fruit flavors of red currant and cranberry, as well as darker undertones of black cherry […]

Prosecco, Port Make Excellent Wines During the Holiday Season (and Beyond)

Here are a few recommendations of Prosecco and Port that make excellent choices during the holiday season. But don’t stop there; they can be enjoyed any time of year…and at prices that make them budget-friendly, highly affordable wines. Masottina Prosecco di Treviso Non-Vintage Brut (about $15) – From Italy’s Veneto region comes this lovely little […]

Consider These Great Wine Choices for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and one of the great things about serving wines this time of year is that there’s essentially a wine for every palate and every budget. Novice wine drinkers may gravitate towards sweeter, fruitier wines while more serious wineophiles often look for something with good food-pairing potential. In-between you’ll often […]