Category Archives: Other Wines from Around the World

Red Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner? Absolutely!

By now, most people know that “white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat” is an oversimplified adage that doesn’t hold up for all food and wine pairings. On the food side, the cooking method, the level of seasonings and spices, and even the sauces you use should all play a part […]

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 […]

Here’s a California Zin to Put on Your Must-Try List for 2020

The Prisoner Wine Company 2017 Saldo Zinfandel (about $30) – Zinfandel can have that “bull in a china shop” persona when it’s made in a high-fruit, high-alcohol style. But this selection from the St. Helena, California, winery will dispel those preconceived notions by convincing you that Zin is quite capable of taking on an air […]

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 […]