I’m a big fan of red blends. The south of France not only agrees with me, but it’s the law for their top wines ““ no single grape variety reds allowed! Why not combine a few grape expressions to deliver something more interesting. Case in point is Cono Sur’s wine below. It delivers a ~ mix of fruity, spicy flavours and a rustic edge. Warmth and vitality. Cabernet is the lead setting a firm note, while Carmenere and Syrah add a little jazz and charm. What a show for the price.

The MOOD for this wine: Any winter evening, preferably with hearty food. Lightly chill.

CONO SUR 19 Organic Red Blend, Chile 553792 $13.95 ($11.95 till Feb 28)

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