Taurino Salice Salentino Riserva 2008, Dop, Puglia, Italy $14.95 (177527)
Buy 6 of these. Amazing deep and smooth Italian red here. Like Meat Loaf at the Tea Emporium eating a pastrami sandwich. Its big, kinda ugly, and smells like fresh juicy meat and dried loose herbs. Pair this with a ketchup smothered, piping hot slice of meat from the loaf pan. I’d do anything for wine….. but I won’t drink tea, no I won’t drink tea.
Hecht & Bannier Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2008, Ac, Languedoc, France $22.95 (142802)
This is a classy, smooth tasting wine from Southern Rhone. Fresh off the exciting news of an upcoming Anchorman sequel, this wine is like Ron Burgundy lounging in his apartment. Its a bit of a big deal, plush like his bathrobe, and smells of leather-bound books and deep mahogany. Let this decant for an hour before you pair it with channel 4′s breaking news of the human torch being denied a bank loan. Stay classy San Diego!