At the end of the proverbial day, we’re Tucsonans. So I get that it’s 78 degrees outside, but since our experience of winter is limited, once the mercury dips below 80°, we’re inclined to reach for bigger, redder wines. The holidays might offer us foods like turkey and ham that play well with lighter reds and fruitier whites, but to be honest, our window for big reds is small enough that we’re tempted to make a meal out of beef and cheese just to have the opportunity to open up a bottle of Syrah or Cabernet. This week, Kevin give you four ideas for such wines. The tasting is this Saturday at 2:00 pm, and it’s a bit pricier than usual at $15 plus tax and tip rather than the customary $10, if only to help pay for the barrels that drive up the price of the wines we’re pouring. But once you taste this silken beauties, you’ll likely agree that it’s easily worth the extra five-spot. If you’d like to join us, you probably recall that web and email reservations won’t hold you a seat, so you’ll need to call us at 326-9363 to reserve your place.
2014 Owen Roe “Ex Umbris” Syrah, Yakima Valley
2013 Chateau St. Andre Corbin St. Georges-St. Emillion
2013 Andronicus red blend, Napa
2013 Sleight of Hand “The Conjurer,” Columbia Valley