This week, I’m reviewing a favorite red of mine and…wait for it…a boxed wine. Now before anyone gets all bent outta shape over wine in a box, take the time to read the review and try some for yourself. You may be surprised how good (and convenient) boxed wines are.
Category Archives: Wine
Even though Summer’s coming to a close, there’s plenty of time left to fire up the grill. We’re reviewed two Spanish reds this week to try and find a good accompaniments to an end-of-summer feast “a la parrilla”. The first is a Red Crianza from El Coto in the Rioja region of Spain followed by a red table wine from Protocolo.
I’m not sure how your summer’s been, but the staff of The Hungry Southerner has been roasting! After several days of temperatures in the 90’s, a cool white wine is a great way to beat the heat on a warm summer night. We’ve got two great options that are light, crisp and refreshing. The first is a Sauvignon Blanc from Cupcake Vineyards, recommended by one of our readers back in May. Thanks Kevin! The second is a Trinty Oaks Pinot Grigio. Give them both a try and let us know your favorite.
It seems that more and more wine makers are using screw tops these days. As the debate continues over whether or not the world is truly running out of cork trees, so continues my search for good, affordable wines. I’ll readily admit that although practical, screw tops aren’t as romantic as real cork. There’s something romantic and exciting about that “pop” sound as a cork is freed from its bottle. Which option is better or more sustainable – Who knows? But I do know that we’ve found two good wines with lowbrow screw tops that hold their own: Banrock Station Shiraz/Cabernet and Ass Kisser Red Wine (seriously, that’s the name). So before you turn up your nose at the screw top, try these two Tuesday Wines. You won’t be sorry.
To shake things up a little this week, I thought I’d review a couple Non-Tuesday Wines. By that I mean that these two wines are $25 or more per bottle. Why not splurge a little every now and then when you’re celebrating a birthday, a promotion or even just the fact that it’s Saturday and you’re not at work? We treated ourselves this weekend to two great reds: Henry Drive’s Shiraz and a Cabernet Franc from Monte de Oro. Enjoy!
A wine tasting is a great way to get some friends together, try a few new wines and learn something new about your own palate. The Hungry Southerner recently hosted our first wine blind tasting. We had a great time discussing (and sometimes debating) the virtues and drawbacks of the five Spanish reds we sampled.
This week, I thought I’d try two reds on opposite ends of the flavor spectrum. For a heavier, medium bodied wine, I chose a Malbec from Pascual Toso. On the lighter side, I selected a Pinot Noir from Mark West. Although I’m constantly impressed by the wide choice of varietals on the market and the multitude of flavor profiles, it was the similarities between these two wines that surprised me most.