In podcast 20 JonM and I explore some value wines under $25 from Argentina, California, and Oregon. When we say “value” we by no means mean cheap, but what we do mean is a wine that delivers way above their price point. We think we found some wines that you are going to like. We also discus some of the limitations of wine retailers and the very arcane system of wine distribution in the US.
A recent blog post on 1winedude.com got me thinking! You have heard of the slow food movement but is there a wine equivalent? Have speed tastings (the wine world’s take on speed dating) and TasteLive become the MCDonalds’s equivalent to wine, resulting in a “fast wine” experience? Is this really what wine is about?
At present each closure occupies only a certain market segment: natural cork the premium and super-premium, technical cork the sector just below, synthetics the lower-priced sectors. The only closures making progress across various segments are screw cap and Vino-Lok.
What happens when you have ChrisO and JonM separated by 2,000 miles and you add a organically grown cabernet sauvignon from Napa? Why a “Date Night” of course. Listen in and learn…
So here I sit on the 11th of November thinking of my wine pairing suggestions for Thanksgiving. I swore to myself that I would not succumb to the holiday sirens that beg anyone who writes about wine to do the obligatory post about holiday food and wine pairings. But alas, I have surrendered!
This week my palate has taken a trip south of the border, no not to Taco Bell, but to South America. What I found was great quality and value galore! Finding great value wines from South American is by no means anything new. Chile and Argentina have been producing some good value wines since the early 1990’s. Both countries have chosen an obscure Bordeaux variety to call their own.
I chose an example of each to try, come listen to our podcast to find out what I thought of these wines.