This is going to be a challenging Thanksgiving. Very few families will not be politically divided. Somehow we must come together and eat turkey without shooting at each other. Wine can help. It is a great unifier. Unlike beer and whiskey, wine consumption in the U.S. is split nearly 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. It’s one of the few things we can all agree on. Except when we don’t. I’m not going to offer a rundown on the types of wines Democrats and Republicans like.
Rioja is unarguably Spain's most famous wine region, but on a worldwide scale it is also one of the best regions for value you can imagine. Known for its superb winemaking, exceptional wines and deep history, it has long been a favorite amongst critics. But unlike Burgundy, Bordeaux or Napa, this top wine region doesn't cost the earth. In fact, our most expensive Rioja sits at an average price of just $286.
You would have to believe that, given the pedigree, any wine with the words Baron Philippe de Rothschild somewhere on the label would be a classic example of a red Bordeaux wine. The 2005 Château Clerc Milon doesn't disappoint. This Pauillac property, ranked as a Fifth Growth in the 1855 Classification, languished in obscurity until being purchased by Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1970.
RT @jncorcoran1: I wanted to see if the much-reported backlash against high-alcohol wines has hit the offices of the Spectator, which for years was a bastion of the same old names boosting fruit bombs | by @wblakegrayhttps://t.co/chKVWyueq7
This story about opposition to Gallo's planned new big winery in Lodi is the definition of NIMBYism: “We’re not opposed to Gallo. We’re not opposed to this project. We’re just opposed to where they’re going to put it.” https://t.co/DD9RBvzGTs
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