A fantastic wine at a fantastic price…

Howdy folks, I’m back after a long trip - plenty of wine tasting, lots o’ notes and many a story to tell.

Since I just got back, I am going to just let you in on a great find - a wine which many may overlook because of the low price or the common name. It’s made by one of South America’s largest winery, but I simply love it. The Concha y Toro Carmenere Diablo we opened with dinner tonight (a grilling extravaganza with some family members I love dearly) paired wonderfully with the filet mignon, grilled marinated chicken, zucchini, and pasta we ate.

This wine has a particularly spicy flavor which pairs well with robust flavors (red meat, pasta sauce, etc) and at less than $10 is an absolute STEAL.

BTW - a totally random side note - ever try the Barefoot Contessa’s (Ina Garten’s) steakhouse steak recipe for filet mignon? It’s SOOO good!

In any case - it’s great to be back and trust me on this wine - it’s a great one. Enjoy!

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