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The best of cheap Spanish wine? Roussillon reviewed!
Year 11, No. 09
So harvest is admittedly quite late in Catalunya compared to recent years. This is a trend echoed in Bourgogne where they're picking a full month later than last year!
While harvests come and then they go, what seems eternal is the lake of very, very cheap wine in Spain. Out of curiosity, I bought four bottles from a local supermarket that cost only 2€ each. I reviewed them and took a look at just it means to buy wines at this price.
Crossing a border for the first time in 18 months, I made a trip up to Roussillon finally. What I found was worth the wait as the wines in France's most southern region just keep getting better every year!
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While Spain has long been known for "good value" above all else, what's the actual cost of these wines? I reviewed this dirt cheap series from a local supermarket to find out.
This is France's most southern region and it's often overlooked in favor of its larger neighbor, Languedoc. That's a pity as there's plenty of terrific wine in this region as shown by the accompanying tasting reports with 125 wines.
AND NOW THIS
IN THE GLASS
Naoussa PDO, Greece
DOQ Terra Alta, Catalunya
In the previous newsletter I mentioned the launch of the Reference section on the site, which was launched with the entire Spain Section that's the most complete regional reference to country currently available online.
Given the release of the Roussillon Report, it seemed only fitting to put forth its Roussillon Section as well that, much like Spain is a very detailed reference for this compact region.