Tuesday, February 17, 2009


When you're a wine drinker, you're very familiar with the idea of the "second bottle." The bottles that you keep around to drink after you have finished the good stuff. For when your palate is less discerning and the party is getting going and you don't necessarily want you and your friends dipping into your cellar. You reach for a cheaper yet drinkable wine. Something tasty and good, but somewhat expendable. One of my favorite wines to fit this category, is the "Capote Velho Vinho de Mesa Tinto." It's a blend of Portuguese grapes that produces a soft and fruity wine that has darker undertones and a lovely hint of honeycomb. It's different, yet yummy, and best of all, it's a LITER bottle. 250 more milliliters of wine for the bargain basement price of around $12. A great deal indeed.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lucky for me I live in an area with loads of Portuguese folks. I can get this 1 ltr bottle for 4.49. That's GREAT value.