I constantly get asked "What's a good bottle of wine to buy?" And my response is always the same "What kind of wine do you like?" It's a tough question because the wines that I like may not be to your liking. So I've struggled with the question and how to address it.
In the EverWonderWine website there is a section I call Behind the Cork™. This has been where I've noted exceptional bottles of wine that I've come across. I haven't been scoring them or giving in-depth reviews. Just letting you know that it's an amazing bottle of wine. But, often these are either hard to find (e.g., only available from the winery) or pricey wines when I've splurged.
But most people are just looking for a nice bottle of wine to have with dinner or for a party. Something that's easily obtainable and affordable. So, starting with this week's posting, I'll be adding a Behind the Cork™ Wine of the Week at the bottom of each blog posting. These will be wines I've tried and liked. Wines that you can pick up and try. I'll try to pass along nice whites, reds, rosés, sparkling wines and dessert wines. And I'll give you an idea of approximately what they cost. As this develops, I'll also build a page on the EverWonderWine website that lists all my Wine of the Week picks.
While I always say that you should drink whatever you like, hopefully these Behind the Cork™ Wine of the Week recommendations will give you the opportunity to try something new without fear of the unknown. Cheers!
Behind the Cork™ Wine of the Week - Alamos Malbec from Mendoza Argentina ($10). This is a nice medium-bodied red wine that's very smooth and easy to drink. It goes well with beef, duck, dark meat chicken, lamb and pork shoulder, roasted vegetables or most any type of cheeses.