I'm in my mid 30s (gulp) and married to a great guy. We live in Northern VA with our crazy hound dog Cady. We love to travel, eat great food, drink good wine, cheer for our favorite sports teams and have fun with friends. This blog is a collection of things - travel stories, DC happenings, home improvement projects, recipes, and all kinds of fun adventures we're having!
I've had so many people comment to me about the new Wine Wednesday series! I'm so glad y'all like it :)
Today's wine is one that I enjoyed earlier this week! It's a great 'Tuesday night wine' or party wine. Since our adventures in French wine last fall, we've been more adventurous in trying all French Cotes du Rhone wines (lets not get ahead of ourselves here). We found this at Total Wine shortly after our trip, and have really enjoyed it since then. We have served it for a couple of get togethers at our house, and it goes quick - always a good sign!
This wine is from the Costieres de Nimes appellation in the Rhone Valley, France. It is a blend of three Rhone varietals - 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. It's very dark in color, almost purple, and has lots of red fruit flavors. It's know as their Cuvée Tradition and has been listed on the European Values Guide from Wine Spectator.