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You're either going to need a bigger stocking

Posted by Stephen Meuse  December 19, 2011 07:16 AM

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. . . or more of them. 

In a column to appear in the Wednesday Food pages of the Boston Globe: a handful of wines I'd be happy to find in my holiday stocking(s).
 
Among them: 
  • One honey of a fresh-grape Valpolicella 
  • French regional sparkler that's become the House Fizz for all but the fanciest occasions
  • Luscious, bracing dry riesling from the Mosel 
  • Baby Burgundy with terroir to burn
  • Red blend from Lebanon that could teach the Bordelais a thing or two
  • Gem-quality, old school Rioja

All under $30 and all delicious.     


Ellen Bhang

About By the Glass

Ellen Bhang writes about food and wine and reviews Cheap Eats restaurants for the Globe. Wine is the focus of her degree in the Gastronomy master's program at Boston University. She can be reached at bytheglass@globe.com.

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