The other day I got an email from my friend Jill, who was on a quest to find good wine for $8/bottle or less to drink midweek. The truth of the matter is there is some really good stuff out there that won’t break the bank, so for the foreseeable future, I’m going to try to call out a bottle each Monday for $8 or less. While these won’t taste like $50 bottles, they might fool you into thinking there were at least $25, which is kind of like tripling your investment!
I discovered this Sicilian red at K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, and it has fast become a weeknight favorite. Made from the nero d’avola grape, it’s surprisingly elegant and smooth for the price, with sort of plummy peppery flavors. Great with pork or other grilled meats.