5 Lesser-Known Varietals You Should Add to Your Wine Rack
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Gaia G. May 30, 2014
Ahhh... this article is a breath of fresh air. I am a wine lover and I'm always seeking out wines outside of the norm merlot, pinot, cab, syrah, etc.. I can't wait to give these a try. I live is Southern California, I'm sure I will be able to find a few of these in a specialty wine shop. Do you happen to know of any online shops that might sell them as well?
Colleen M. May 30, 2014
You should check out www.winelandia.com. Full disclosure, my best friend runs the show there, and I help her out a lot, but we specialize in harder-to-find, well-made wines from all over the world, and our price point is around $20-$30/bottle. We have a Mencia in the shop right now, and we ship overnight to Southern California!
Kenzi W. May 30, 2014
This article is fabulously helpful -- when it gets warmer, I feel myself falling into a bit of a Rosé rut. (Which is a wonderful rut, but still.)
jmspdx May 30, 2014
Well, sure, we'd love to. But try finding these in a wine store in a small Indiana city. I think I would even be hard-pressed to find any of them in a shop in our former hometown of Portland, OR, which is very focused on wine. Get real, please.
Eric A. May 30, 2014
I have no doubt that you can find these wines in Portland. A small Indiana city? I can't answer that, but luckily we have the Internet, so you are no longer restricted to what's sold at your local shop. Try wine-searcher.com for a little direction. I do think these wines are worth the hunt.
PHIL July 15, 2016
Hi Eric, I always enjoy reading your wine school column. I only knew of Jura for absinthe not wine. Where do these wines mentioned price out at?
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