Can I interest you in a retro red at a retro price? Of course! This wine is worth every penny at $11.85, but the discount puts it into the super value category. It’s a Bordeaux, but the everyday variety, not one of those highfalutin Chateaux Something. My first gulp of Lacour Tourny took me back decades – to a time when the wine world was smaller, and all reds were seriously dry with some pucker. After a glass, you moved on to food. Back then, red wine was not yet a party drink. If you share my enjoyment of frank, honest, dusty-dry reds that invite us to the dinner table, Lacour Tourny is a must have. Lightly chilled it’s a perfect partner for everything from stews, to roasts to burgers. Or make a pretend picnic with a crusty baguette and cheese.

P.S. The Maquis de Tourny worked in the reign of Louis XV to build the handsome city of Bordeaux – hence the drawing of the Grand Theatre on the label.

LACOUR TOURNY 18 Bordeaux, France 17447 $11.85 ($10.35 till Feb 28)

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