Imagine the convenience of someone delivering two cases of one very perfect red wine to your front door every year at the start of the holiday season. Not 100 point and $6,000 a case perfect, just perfectly versatile, delicious, and affordable red wine for all the usual and familiar holiday situations. Something to serve at oversubscribed […]
Courting Mencia: How Have I Lived Without You?
Bear with me, I am falling in love again. I have been peripatetically traversing the Ribeira Sacra and Bierzo regions by tasting every Mencia wine I manage to unearth and then blabbering away about the new discoveries here at WineZag. A byproduct of utter submission to my new Mencia tick, I recently met up with Joe Austekewicz, wine director at Yankee Spirits, who just returned from a foray through these very regions alongside Eric Solomon . […]
2005 Casa Mira Rises Above $20 Value Category
I make a point to revisit favorite wine shops I patronized (read: spent too much money in) in the 80’s and early 90’s on each visit to my old home towns in New York and Long Island. This past week I stopped into discounter Bottles & Cases on East Main Street in Huntington, LI while staying with close friends in […]