The average wine consumer shops by brand name and my familiar grape varietals. That’s ok. I may be in a Pinot Noir mood or Chardonnay mood. The phrase they always say is “The Wine is OK For the Price” You should never have to say that. You will be now saying. “The Wine is AMAZING For The Price” In order to accomplish this you need the guidance of a knowledgeable wine retail associate to guide you for your purchase based on your 1- Flavor Profile and Budget..Never buy Brand Or Familiar Grape like Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot etc 2- Find a credible person that you develop a relationship like one of our Wine And Spirits Specialists like myself at a retailer such as ABC Fine Wine And Spirits in the State of Florida and TRUST them to take you out of your comfort Zone.
Gregory Perrucci from Manduria Italy produces this Red Blend from Estate Fruit on the heel of the boot of Italy. Of course it mostly contains Primitivo (The Original Red Zinfandel) and a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon producing flavors of Berries, Currant, Some Spice and a Silky Finish. $8.99 yes $8.99 “AMAZING for the Price”!
Looking for a Light, Unoaked, Crisp and Refreshing White for Everyday Drinking? Remember “Out of the Comfort Zone”? Domaine De Joy produced in the Cotes de Gascogne by the Pyrenees Mountains combines, Colmbard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon .. Remember… TRUST THE WINE GUY… Fresh, Crisp Flavors of Apple, Peach, Lemon Zest with a hint of honey and loads of minerals and crisp acidity . I love this wine and you will too. $7.99… $7.99… $7.99 “It’s AMAZING for the Price”
As I have spoken before on other Blog Entries that Tempranillo has 237 Synonyms between Portugal and Spain depending on the Region. When it comes from TORO they call the grape Tinta De Toro. Vinas De Olivara is a 100% Tinta de Toro. Lots of plush blackberry fruit on a full bodied frame that I can pair with a pork roast or a steak or by itself. The price. $10.99.. The Wine is “Amazing for the Price”
Sweet Red But NOT Low Alcohol
I know this is not for everyone’s palate but many, many consumers have a sweet tooth when it comes to wine. Sadly, they don’t have much options when it comes to RED WINE. When they say “SWEET RED” on the labels in big bottles they are usually adding back Sugar into the wine. Most other “SWEET REDS” have a fizz and are low alcohol. All that sugar that would have converted into Alcohol is left in the bottle so you get the sweet taste but you feel like you are not drinking alcohol. Most of those wines are wonderful for picnic food or a great dessert wine. For those who want to have the same alcohol in a Red Wine but without the added sugar and no bubbles… Larry to the rescue!. Amaris is 100% Tempranillo from Valencia Spain. They are using the Hot Mediterranean Sunshine in this area to get extra ripening of the grapes. That puts enough sugar in the grapes that they can still convert to a 12% Alcohol and the result is a Sweet Red, No Bubbles and the same amount of Alcohol that is in some expensive Bordeauxs or Italian Wines. Price Tag?? $9.99.. $9.99. “AMAZING for the price”
Have faith in your Wine And Spirits Specialist at ABC Fine Wine And Spirits near you if you reside in Florida. Notice the wines were not in your comfort zone of a Cabernet or a Pinot Grigio or a Merlot or a Pinot Noir, Getting recommendations based on YOUR desired flavor profile and not by grape, country, brand name is when you are going to find the Quality to Price Ratio of Under $10.00 per bottle that drinks like $20.00. Remember to hit the Follow button and subscribe to this blog which will get you my cell phone number and entitle you as a follower to my free 24/7 service for all your wine needs. All the wines pictured can also be ordered on line if you live in Florida by visiting http://www.abcfws.com or have them delivered to your doorstep by using SHIPT or INSTACART. ALWAYS BE CELEBRATING…
Grape-fully yours, Larry