January 2003 Newsletter
This month we feature two outstanding imports. The Abrazo from Spain has as interesting a history as it does flavor. We don't think of the Middle East as a wine region, but it really did start it all, although a few thousand years ago.
We thought Abrazo was one of the best values we've tasted in years. Too many of the wines from this area featured inferior grapes. This Garnacha is head and shoulders above the rest. The spicy, grand fruit flavors are perfect for winter stews and roasted meats.
The Villa Cieri was to be our selection last November, but got here a little late. We couldn't let it go. This is what Pinot Grigio should taste like and what it should cost. Light and lovely, it's a perfect beginning to a meal with appetizers or a delicate sea bass dish.
Import Selection 2