Wine to bring to Blackfish
I will be headed to Blackfish next week and was wondering if anyone could make an easy wine recommendation for dinner. Something between $10-20. Not looking for outrageous, but also don't want anything that will cover up the food. Thanks!
aburkavage, the reason for requesting $25+ wines was not that there isn't any good wine available for less (I have many fine bottles that cost less, and many crappy ones that cost more!).
But for what will probably be mixed group of non-drinkers, wine newbies and wine snobies, we thought it best to apply some sort of simple standard. Otherwise we might end up with bottles of 2-buck Chuck next to classified Bordeaux, and inevitably some people would get bent out of shape because they had come with different expectations.
I also think it is appropriate to show some modest degree of respect for Chip's fine cuisine and the special meal he's putting together for us.
I really hope no one is scared off because of the wine thing. If someone doesn't know much about wine, I would think this is exactly the sort of dinner to sign up for. You will get to try a bunch of different wines (which is how you learn about wine) with a fun, non-judgmental group of people.
But, really, the point is to focus on the food, not the wine (and non-drinkers don't have to bring anything), and to meet some cool people in the process.
This is one of my new favorites - just bought a whole case of it when it was on sale for $9.99. Still reasonably priced at $11.99. They usually have either 2007 or 2008 vintage - both are very good! Not showing as available in Conshy store though.
Graffigna Centenario Malbec
Graffigna Centenario MalbecYear: AV
Size: 750 ML
Product Code: 000009289