It had been a while since Bushmaster and I had visited our favorite international grocery store together, so it was a perfect day for an adventure in food.
And wine. You’ve got to love that they have wine tastings every day! Samples are 25 cents each and they feature an ever changing wine list.
You can see that we tried just about everything. Among our favorites were:
- Villa M Rosso from Piedmont, Italy – 100% Brachetto
- Terra D’Oro Moscato from Plymouth, California
- 2014 Scarpetta Frico Bianco from IGT Delle Venezie, Italy – a White blend of Friulano, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio
- 2013 Trivento Amado Sur from Mendoza, Argentina – a Red blend of 78% Malbec, 12% Bonarda, and 10% Syrah
In the end it was a bottle of the Frico Bianco and an entire case of the Amado Sur that came home with us. Yes, it was THAT good! It was exactly as described on the tasting list — lush red berry flavor, velvety tannins, and a pleasant, persistent finish. The price could not be beat either. At just a bit over $8.00 a bottle with the case discount, how could we resist?