20 Wines Under $20: Postcards From Around the World

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In a pandemic era, when traveling is largely out of the question, these wines, good values all, can take you on a trip around the globe.


Good wine has the power to transport. As we now approach a full year locked in pandemic freeze-frame, with many people largely confined within their national borders, wine still provides an opportunity to taste the world.

I’m always intrigued by the wines of the Vallée d’Aoste, a hilly, Alpine region that sits on the border of Italy and France. I especially like those from Grosjean…

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20 Under $20: Minimal Effort, Maximum Pleasure

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Weeknights are a state of mind. More accurately, they are a state of fatigue.

Whether it’s a Tuesday or a Saturday, sometimes all you want is an uninterrupted stretch of peace and quiet, maybe some leftovers and a chance to wear out the Netflix subscription. That, and a couple of glasses of decent wine.

Wine with dinner is an easy win, especially with a bottle that is not only good enough to pique your interest and reward your attention, but one that is also inexpensive, without requirements for concentration or close observation.

Working the high mountain passes of the Valle d’Aosta

Posted on Posted in Danilo Thomain, Ermes Pavese, Grosjean Freres, La Cantina di Cuneaz Nadir, Occasional Thoughts

It’s thrilling to work the high passes of the Valle d’Aosta searching for wines in places that are home to the chamois and mountain goat as much as they prove to be fertile ground for a fascinating array of local grape varieties.  Our love affair with this area started 35 years ago in January 1980 when we first