I attended another "In Vino Veritas" group in NYC in which everyone brings a bottle (not the same one, hopefully) of a grape varietal or style of wine. The host is a friend named Jimmy I had suggested several possibilities for his consideration. A few days later I got an invitation via email, and the wine of choice was Portugal's Vinho Verde.
Posted by Jimmy Van Bergen on 4/29/2014
Your First Rioja!
Too many of my friends admit they haven't tried rioja. I have found an ideal "first time" rioja for you!
Norm's Tasting Notes
By: Norm Bentley North Georgia Wine Adviser
I like Merlot with lamb, so with our big feast last weekend, we chose a bottle of Indian Wells Merlot to pair with our lamb. It was a good choice!
2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Merlot
2010 Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay
#nb-15-14 Columbia Crest H3 wines are from the Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard over-looking the Columbia River in Washington State.
A Rare Varietal from East of Italy by Jim van Bergen