In time for the elections, Mark Oldman broadcasts from the U.S. Capitol in our nation's capital to discuss why adding ice isn't necessarily a capital offense. He features Côtes du Rhône, a dependably delicious and affordable red that is perfect for robust, cooler-weather fare.
for more free wine lessons and to check out the acclaimed Oldman's Brave New World of Wine.
Château de l'Estagnol Côtes du Rhone 2007 (France, $11)
Other Bravely Pleasurable Côtes du Rhône:
--Cuvée du Vatican Côtes du Rhône 2009 ($15)
--Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes du Rhône 2009 ($18)
--Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côtes du Rhône "Parallèle 45″ 2007 ($13, also comes in magnum size -- great for the holidays!)
--Jean-Luc Colombo Côtes du Rhône "Les Abeilles" 2007 ($12)
--Perrin & Fils Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2009 ($11)
--St.-Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2009 ($13)
"Outside of my husband's wine [Destino Wines in Napa], I tend to prefer something from the Côtes du Rhône. In general, I'd say that delicious to me means dry, full, and elegant."--actress Bebe Neuwirth, as quoted in Oldman's Brave New World of Wine
Mired in the same old Merlot morass? Thirsting to drink like an insider? Award-winning wine writer Mark Oldman is back to rescue your taste buds from the routine and reveal insider favorites from around the globe that are affordable and readily attainable.