Category Archives: Monastrell

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 39 — Spain

After some fabulous shout outs (thank you so much for the awesome feedback) and a great listener question on “why do wines go on sale? (a little inside the industry on this one!), this week we cover Spain. First we brush up on history, covering how the Phoenicians, Moors, and...

A Cure For Red Wine Ennui: Bandol from Provence

Although I do love the very popular wine grapes and blends that are widely available (Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc), this week I found that I had grape ennui. I was completely bored of all the usual suspects and I was craving something different. So when I went to one...

Juan Gil Jumilla: A Red That Packs A Punch For $11.99

Where can you get insane value in wine right now? Anywhere Spanish is spoken — namely, Argentina, Chile, and, the motherland, Spain. And right now, I am really smitten with Spain. Rioja is great and Priorat is unbelievable but for ridiculous quality, Southern Spain is a major hot spot. Can...