With the approach of fall, a drinking man’s thoughts turn to rustic reds. Such as those of the Bairrada region in Portugal. The producer, Alianca, has been sending us gutsy Bairrada for as long as I care to remember, but I got nervous when I saw the new gold-gilt label. Fortunately no worries – it’s as rustic, honest and everyday as always. With a little charm too. And still everyday priced. But now you can serve it to fussy label drinkers. Bairrada is great with hearty meals.
ALIANCA 11 Bairrada, Portugal 158741 $8.95