The two wines below have served me well for decades. Delivering traditional red wine character, value for money, and the good-chum quality that I like to have around over the Holidays.
Rodetâ€™s Rhone offers a lovely mix of fruity/savoury flavours and nourishment. Semi-rich, with the life-is-good feeling. Lovely, lovely stuff expressing the social nature of wine, and Cotes du Rhone ability to be good with any food. Iâ€™ve been recommending this wine for ages, and itâ€™s never tasted better.
Dauphins is leaner, with the appetizing bite/tartness that Euros enjoy in their everyday reds. With a light chill, it will hit the spot for parties, or to sip as you prep dinner â€“ or chat with friends doing it. Just an amazing wine for the price.Â
RODET 16 Cotes du Rhone, France 8979 $13.95
CELLIER DES DAUPHINS â€˜Carte Noirâ€™, 15 Cotes du Rhone, France 110197 $9.95