Easy drinking. Smooth. Those are words more commonly associated with white wines than reds. But one exception to that “rule” is Merlot — especially the cuvees of California and France’s esteemed Bordeaux appellation.
The wine we’ve come to know and love as Moscato traces its roots to Italy, and that country still produces outstanding renditions of this spritzy, sweet treat. It’s also made in a number of other countries, and sometimes under different names.
Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” So observed M.F.K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher, a renowned 20th-century food writer and one of the founders of the Napa Valley Wine Library.
For decades, Malbec was like an understudy in a Broadway play. Grown in the Bordeaux appellation of France, it was a minor player in Bordeaux’s widely acclaimed red blends. It didn’t just play second fiddle to Cabernet Sauvignon… it often played fifth fiddle, in the long shadows of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Due to state alcohol regulations, items, in some instances, may not be given away for "free". Although an offer may be positioned that you are receiving a free gift and incentive, you are in fact receiving the wine and gift at an overall discounted price.