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 Brunellos Have More Fun.  We make silly videos together and she’s basically the best.

Whitney’s July Pick:

2011 Bernabeleva Caminos de Navaherreros

$14, Domaine LA

Garnacha (Grenache)

Madrid, Spain

It’s July and BBQ’s abound. Whether the grill is full of hot dogs, ribs, or steak- you’ll need a good red wine on standby. I love this organic and biodynamically grown Garnacha from Spain’s Vinos de Madrid region. It’s tangy, mineral, juicy, and a perfect compliment to savory and smoky meat. Any time you need a pairing for hearty proteins, look to Spanish reds! They are meant for each other.

This juicy red is perfect with Pollo Al Mattone; a spicy, crispy roasted chicken.