If you like the toasty, almondy flavor of champagne, Domaine J. Laurens’ sparkling wine is made in the same style as champagne, but it’s a bargain at $17.
Dog-eared, with yellow and bright pink sticky notes sticking out in every direction, this is Faith’s all-time favorite book of Jacques’—and she’s cooked from all of his books over the years.
Carménère was once thought of exclusively as a blending grape (it’s also one of the original six varietals from Bordeaux), but in this wine, it takes center stage. You’ll find it at your wine store for about $10—an unbelievable bargain, if you ask us.
The 2014 Chateau Vieux Poirier is a certified organic red Bordeaux, made primarily of Malbec, which gives it a lusciousness with fun tannins that go really well with food. There’s a bit of Merlot here, too, to soften the structure of the wine.