Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

Domestic, International Wines Make Easy Pairing Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner

The cool thing about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is that it’s so easy to pair with a number of different wines. Red, white, Rose…you’re virtually guaranteed to find something someone likes with their turkey, stuffing and potatoes and gravy. Here are a few choices for you to consider: Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc […]

Here’s an Excellent, Value-Priced Sangiovese

Di Majo Norante 2014 Sangiovese (about $11) – Looking for a solid, easy-to-drink Sangiovese at a reasonable price? This flavorful Italian stunner will fit the bill and make you think you’re drinking something twice the price. Amazingly complex aromatics and flavors highlight this overachieving red wine, beginning with an earthy/floral nose that also displays hints […]

This Delicious Pinot Grigio Also Pairs Well With Food

La Fiera 2015 Pinot Grigio (about $9) – Three things to know about this wine: first, it’s tasty, expressive and a pleasure to drink; second, it pairs well with a variety of foods; third, it’s value-priced at under $10 a bottle. Score! Sourced from Italy’s Veneto region, this refreshing white wine is filled with crisp […]

Barinas 2014 Monastrell Seleccion is a Spanish Gem

From Spain’s Jumilla region, this stunning red wine should be on your must-try list of reasonably priced European wines. Made from 100-percent Monastrell (the Spanish equivalent of France’s Mourvedre grape), this particular vintage from the Barinas winery is filled with beautiful blackberry and violet aromatics, plenty of jammy berry fruits on the palate and hints […]