it is!! Provincial and Federal taxes. I can get Barefoot Bistro Pinot Grigio in florida for around $5 US. Here on sale it's $9.95 + 0.20 cent bottle deposit. Not that that's what I regularly buy, but one I can remember...Personally pass...unless wine is way more expensive in CA than US? There are tons of very good Picpouls for $10-15 USD. It's not a grape that needs/wants a lot of extra $$$$ thrown at it.
it is!! Provincial and Federal taxes. I can get Barefoot Bistro Pinot Grigio in florida for around $5 US. Here on sale it's $9.95 + 0.20 cent bottle deposit. Not that that's what I regularly buy, but one I can remember...
Yup. We've been there.I'm not sure I've ever had Mencia that wasn't from Bierzo. But damn do I love it in the more restrained style that comes from that region.
Raul Perez -- the legendary Spanish winemaker -- has his hand in Ultreia mark that consistently makes great value Bierzo. It's imported by Skurnik so pretty easy to find. One of my favorite sub-$30 wines to share with people who are getting into wine.
I've tried a few. Seems like at its best it has beautiful aromatics. Like beaujolais and gewurtztraminer had a baby. Structure seems a little unfocused in the versions I've tried. I believe Markus Bokisch has a little planted out by Lodi but I don't think I've ever tried it from there.I don't quite know what to make of mencía, but I do think it's a variety worth following. This one-pager is very good, it seems to me. I've posted at least one bottle here before.
Styles seem to vary quite widely. Some are quite understated and food-centric. This one - well named for a ski forum audience - is not. It's a big, highly extracted, in-your-face bomb that strikes me as still being very primary. Who has tried it? What did you think?
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In small town America, recycling glass is often a money loser.
We have that in Maine too.
The article lost me in the first paragraph when it declared that a 750ml was the perfect size for TWO people!