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Conundrum 2010: A white wine blend that stands out

We’re used to buying wine by the grape variety _ cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sauvignon blanc, and that’s fine. But a blended wine can be very good, too … we’ve come a long way since the days when jugs of generic red and white were bywords for plonk. A recent wine I tried, Conundrum 2010, was…

Wine of the Week: 2009 La Vieille Ferme White

Starting a new feature here that I, and my wallet, hope will become a fixture _ wines I come across that are good and not too expensive. This week I picked up a magnum of 2009 La Vieille Ferme white from the Rhone Valley in France for about $13. The price was right, that’s $7.50 a regular-sized…