WHAT: Château de Gourgazaud (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Minervois, France
WHY: Excellent, reliable all-rounder from the south of France. A touch of white pepper flavour betrays its syrah content. Traditional wine literature might suggest cassoulet as a good food match, but since it takes about a month to make cassoulet, why not try it with chili?
PRICE: 750 ml/$12.45
AVAILABILITY: At most liquor stores (product #22384)