Big Red from the Med - Mediterranean Wine, Food, Wine!
For centuries, the Mediterranean has served as the world's red wine engine, churning out deep, dark, rich red favorites. Even the Phoenicians loved it. Regardless of the country--Spain, France, Italy, others--or the local characterful grape names, the Big Red style consistently remains the world's favorite. Is it a coincidence that the wines' smokey, spicy, quaffable dark berry character perfectly matches the cuisine of Catalonia, Provence, Sicily or Morocco? A couple thousand years of refinement won't steer you wrong, join us and experience it yourself!
Nobody missed the whites, sailing through favorite red regions of the sunny Mediterranean. Between Catalonia, southern France, Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia, how could we choose favorites? Well, we tried:
- Italy's sunny "heel" Puglia pumps out lots of Primitivo but not many this good. Campo Sasso's rustic dark-berry quaffer (Zweifel Weine, 20.50 chf) ran away with the voting, paired with Pasta with Homemade Sausage & Porcini.
- Sicily’s trusty Nero d’Avola grape won “best value”, begging you to host a barbecue with it (Feudo Maccari, Zweifel Weine, 12.90 chf). And anyway with Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Parmesan, nothing tastes too badly ;-)