Back in biz: Wine Review

Tonight with a delicious chicken wild rice soup we enjoyed the 2003 La Vielle Ferme Cotes du Ventoux. Made by the legendary Perrin family (of Beaucastel fame. Tasty and delicious, this herbal treat went well with the soup. I think its a good match for any lighter meat dinner, but the soup and fall and pepper and salt were perfect for each other. Think basil on the back of your throat when you taste. There was some light acidity, like lemon in your water: Not much, just enough to cut the chicken broth. Don't look for cherries and berries and cream and any other Napa Valley crap. This is value winemaking at its best, and $6.99 was a good price to pay. Single guys, when you need something to impress the ladies, this does the trick. Say something herbal: pepper, thyme, oregano (of course!) and sweet basil and you'll be gravy. Just don't pair with heavy meat. And don't be surprised at the Screw Cap. You'll see more and more nice wines going with the pop-bottle top. Read the article to understand why.

The Wino