Top Wines for National Drink Wine Day

Five days after many people drink wine with their significant other on Valentine’s Day, another day emerged as a real national holiday to drink even more – National Drink Wine Day. It’s the time for wine lovers to enjoy a glass of their favorite Pinot, Merlot, Zinfandel, or any other wine of their choosing.

As my closest friends know, I generally prefer bourbon or beer, but since it’s National Drink Wine Day, I figured I’d share my favorites.

Montepulicano d’Abruzzo
This wine is a smooth, red Italian wine made from (you guessed it) the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of central-east Italy.  The first time I had this wine was at a wine bar near me in Chicago, and it instantly went to the top of my list.  It’s a very affordable wine and from my favorite country.  I’m currently sipping on the Gala 2014 variation.

Dolcetto d’Alba
If you ever go to the North End in Boston, this wine is always featured at some of the best restaurants. That is where I discovered this great Italian wine from the Piedmont area. If you can find it, Giacomo Grimaldi is my favorite winery that makes a variation, however I would recommend any dolcetto grape wines.

Rubicon IGT Sangiovese
You might be sensing a trend here, but my favorite wines are from the Italian region. This is a very affordable wine that pairs well with just about everything, and it has an extremely smooth taste.

Les Portes de Bordeaux
Here we go – a French wine! This one can actually be found at your local Trader Joe’s, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a very good blend from France. A must have for under $10.

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