Patio Pick

by | May 2021

Open book and a glass of red wine on the table next to the swimming pool. Summer day leisure concept.


I’m a sucker for a good wine label, but there is rarely a correlation between the label and the quality of the wine. This month’s recommendation is an exception at a fantastic price. I recently put together a recommended list of wines by the glass for a local restaurant, and this was one of my highlights. Forte do Cego from Portugal is a red blend of syrah, Castelão and Touriga Nacional (the most recognized red grape of Portugal). I can imagine drinking this on a patio in Lisbon with petiscos despite having never been there. This grape trifecta offers a mouthful of fresh raspberries with a touch of spice. Enjoy it outside with your favorite charcuterie board; a Wine Enthusiast “best buy.”

Contributed by Scott Anderson, a certified wine professional; @andersonbytheglass


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