Saturday, October 30th marks the first-ever Rally to Restore Sanity, an anti-rhetoric, anti-belligerence attempt by comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert to make our political discourse a little less volatile.
What does this have to do with wine, you ask?
We believe that good wine should be affordable to everyone, which is why we go out of our way to make sure we offer great values from all over the world. Sure, we love Cru Burgundy and Classified Growth Bordeaux as much as the next guy, but we can't afford to drink them often either. Seriously, sometimes it seems as though these wines' prices are rising like they're on a high-speed crazy train. So we're proposing our own Wines to Restore Sanity, by raising our glasses to reasonably priced, quality wines, and it officially starts today with the 2008 Domaine Chicotot Bourgogne Rouge ($16.99).
This new arrival is a fantastic introduction to Burgundy from vineyards in Nuits-St-George, with a more-than-sane price tag. Pretty, with sweet cherry and black currant fruit that tastes like it was dusted lightly with earth. There's elegant structure, here, but the tannins aren't overt, making this youthful wine approachable now, with the length to be enjoyable for five or more years.
Here are some other recently mentioned wines with "sane prices."
Are you with us?