Friday, July 11, 2008


La Pialade, Cotes-du-Rhone, 2006. 

I like this wine because it tastes like summer. To be more specific, it tastes like bug spray. My friend Tom Hunter always says that I need to come up with more positive adjectives to describe Grenache, but I just can't get mosquito repellant out of my mind. 

I mean this, of course, in the most positive way. Some people describe Grenache as loaded with garrigue, but if I had to put a more positive spin on bug spray I'd say grapefruit skin. More appealing perhaps?

So shower the kids with Off, go in the backyard with a citronella candle and pour yourself a glass of this lovely Cotes-du-Rhone. You'll be bite free!!

$22.99 at John and Pete's on La Cienega. 

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