Everyday Red is one of my favorite topics on this blog. It certainly the most practical for anyone reading the blog – unless you claim my stories as your own and start telling them at parties. Everyday Red wines are my house wines. They are in the $10 wine category, perfect with or without food, and meet the taste bud standards of both adults in my house. This one is being served at the Red Brick Café right now. It is a true trattoria sipper.
NERO D’AVOLA Cusumano 2007
LCBO 143164 | Price: $ 9.95 Siciliy, 14.5% Alcohol
This is why trattoria’s were invented – or why Nero D’Avola was created – its hard to say. Let’s just say that we considered renaming the Café to Red Brick Trattoria and Ristorante after this went on the menu. “Never match wits with a Sicilian when death is on the line” (Princess Bride) but bet your life that people will enjoy this at your next party. At this price you should buy a case. And don’t EVER call this an Italian wine – apparently both the Italians and Sicilians object to being confused for each other.
Let me know if you tried it and if you liked it.