Alpana Singh, Boarding House
We can't wait for this master sommelier (and "Check Please" host) to get into her new resto this fall!
White: 2010 Acustic Blanc — $19
About: "Montsant is the region just surrounding Priorat on the north-eastern edge of Spain. The Acoustic Blanc blends indigenous white grapes from the region: Garnacha Blanc, Macabeo, Garnacha Gris, and Pansal. With notes of honeysuckle, peaches, melons, and just downright juicy, fruit flavors."
Goes With: "Would be excellent with cheese and charcuterie, Mediterranean takeout, or even guacamole and chips." Available At: Any Chicago area Binny's.
Red: 2010 Chateau Sainte Eulalie Plaisir d'Eulalie — $11
About: "Minervois is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, an area chock-full of wines that are plenty of bang for your buck. This is a blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 40% Carignan. Flavors of dark blackberries, plums, and figs with a dense, full-bodied texture."
Goes With: "Enjoy it with meatier dishes that are grilled, braised, or roasted."
Available At: Any Chicago area Binnys.