WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS
Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in. She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price.
If you don’t already know her, I’d like to introduce all of you to my dear friend, Whitney Adams. A fabulous sommelier living in Los Angeles, she just launched her wine accessories brand and online shop, Bottle Stock, and blogs about wine and other drinking adventures at Whitney A. We make silly videos together and she’s basically the best.
WHITNEY’S NOVEMBER PICK:
2014 Domaine de Sulauze ‘Cochon’
$15, Domaine LA
This red blend from Provence is a great wine to accompany your Thanksgiving spread. The low tannins and juicy fruit – a little bit of a white grape variety called Rolle (aka Vermentino) is blended in with the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault – keep it light on it’s feet, versatile, and very food-friendly. And it’s a red that is most delicious when served a tad chilled (read: refreshing!). Don’t worry, there’s still some earthiness and spice to keep it interesting. While it’s a nice addition to your turkey meal, you could really drink this wine anytime, with or without food. And In keeping with the piggy label, this wine actually does pair super well with pork and would also be delicious with Claire’s Sweet and Tangy Spare Ribs.