December 22, 2016

Weekly Wine: Issue 002: En el vino hay verdad.

That's rough, and probably incorrect, Spanish for In wine there is truth. With these weeks picks, the truth is, you'll find a way to get these bottles, I'd bet your lunch on it. 

Fun fact: the Chinese drink the most wine as a country but per capita, The Vatican drinks the most, per person. Being Catholic has its perks. 

Cooper and Thief

A red blend in a brandy-esque shaped bottle, this red mouthtastic liquid spent three months in bourbon barrels. How's that for tasty? From Lodi, California, this bottle oak-aged yum sauce can be had for about $30 at your local wine shop. 

Englora

We're turning up the culture dial in this issue of Weekly Wine with a bottle of tasty tasty from Montsant, Spain, and Cellers Baronia del Montsant. This 2008 red blend is 47% red Grenache, 47% Carignan, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, and 4% Tempranillo. What does that mean for you? Nothing, except that it makes for a Catalonian love song in your mouth of violet, black raspberry, and cherry that will have you speaking like the locals in no time. Cantar les cançons dolços de vi, el meu amic. Pick this bottle up at your local wine shop for around $20.

That's all for this week. Comments and questions? Hit reply. If you have any great wine suggestions, let me know. 

Until next time,

Johnathan
Weekly Wine | @_JohnathanLyman