I first discovered this wine in a country grocery store in Ireland. Honest. And people think it’s just Guinness over there. But back to the wine, and the pleasure of Viognier – surely one of the most exotic whites in the world. Glam in the style of Chardonnay, but without feeling so made-up. With food, I love how the slightly sweet flavours play off against the charred flavours of grilled pork, chicken or shrimp. Think weekend treat. Amazing value for such a sexy wine.
LAURENT MIGUEL 14 Viognier ‘Nord Sud’ VDP d’Oc, France 673236 Vintages $14.95