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12 Red Wines of Substance for the Autumn Season

12 Red Wines of Substance for the Autumn Season

There is no bad time of the year to drink red wine, but when cool weather begins to creep in, our bodies and palates kick into their annual lust for reds of substance. Here are 12 from around the world to enjoy now:

Graffigna “Centenario” San Juan Malbec Reserve 2014 ($12). This Argentinian shows rounded but not over-ripe fruit, a few savory notes, good acidity; a very pleasant drinker.

Thommasi “Rafael” Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013 ($16). Lean and dry — a very good food wine, similar in profile to a superior Bordeaux except for its light raspberry flavors.

Charles Smith Casasmith “Porospino” Wahluke Slope Primitivo 2014 ($18). Delicious — blackberries blended with crusty crème brûlée.

Charles Smith Casasmith “Cervo” Wahluke Slope Barbera 2014 ($20). Soft, fragrant, and spicy, with moderate tannins and good structure with a flick of carbon minerality.

Charles Smith Casasmith “Cinghiale” Wahluke Slope Sangiovese 2014 ($20). Nice, tangy fruit with a creamy middle taste.

Caiarossa Pergolaia Toscana 2011 ($23). The second label of the famous Caiarossa super-Tuscan, this is a very well-structured blend of Italian and Bordeaux grapes with medium body and lots of gamey notes and moderate tannins.

Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($38). A rounded, delicious mixture of red and purple fruits with dark cherries dominant, full but not fat, with some savory and barrel notes in the finish.

Arínzano La Casona Pago di Arínzano 2008 ($39). Rounded cherry flavors, good fruit in general, and a touch of creaminess, but could have a touch more impact in the finish. For fans of Manuel Louzada and his Numanthia wines: This is where he now resides (though he didn't make this wine).

Jon Nathaniel “Bodacious” Napa Valley Red Wine 2013 ($60). Quite nice black raspberry flavors with some toasty barrel notes; enjoyable but not layered or complex.

Caiarossa Toscana 2011 ($62). A nice blend of several varieties, but the sangiovese steps out with its raspy tanginess. Lots of complexity and stuffing; this would be great with red meats or ripe cheeses.

Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Wine 2013 ($68). Perfumed, rounded flavors of ripe cherries; full-bodied with dusty tannins and good finishing acidity.

Michael Mondavi Family “Animo” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($75). A big wine but not an aggressive one, with good balance of dark cherry flavors, mocha, and chocolate; very enjoyable.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


10 Of The Best Mead Recipes

Let me come out and say that I am a huge fan of mead. To give you a basic idea of what mead is, think of it as &ldquohoney wine.&rdquo While that may or may not be a gross simplification, that is indeed what it tastes like to me. Like wine, it is created through a process of fermentation, the difference being that mead is made by fermenting honey rather than grapes.

Unlike wine, mead goes down very easily, much like flavored rum. So I suppose I should warn you to be a bit cautious when choosing to imbibe this particular beverage. While it is easier to drink than your average wine, it also packs nearly twice the amount of alcoholic content.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let&rsquos begin shall we? Below are a few mead recipes that piqued my interest, and indeed, I definitely plan on making a couple of these in the near future.

Note: these aren&rsquot ranked, so don&rsquot feel like the mead I have listed at #1 is inherently better than the one listed at #10.


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