Trivento Amado Sur Malbec/Bonarda/Syrah 2009, Mendozo, Argentina $15.00 (37036)
Here is this years first great value. A delicious Malbec blend that is perfectly priced for that Tuesday night tipple. You’ll be like Pooh bear on a pot of honey. It’s nice and plump, nice and sweet and it’ll put a perma-grin on your face. Throw on your red collared shirt that doesn’t cover your belly and lick this up with a wee bit of lamb sausage.
José Maria Da Fonseca & Van Zeller Vintage Port 2003, Doc Douro, Portugal $19.95 (638924)
Yum Yum. 2003 was also the breakout year for the White Stripes. Its like Jack White eating a Mon Cherri. Its dark chocolate and boozy cherry goodness, the finish is long like his greasy hair, and you’ll only need a 2 person band to finish this bottle off. I’m going to Wichita to serve this up with some Parmesan Crisps. (name the song!). $20 is a steal for vintage port.