Great piece running in the Salt Lake City Weekly and Planet Jackson Hole, with both incredibly on-point and humorous lines. A few highlights:
• Whenever I think about the wines of the Rhône Valley in southeast France, what inevitably comes to my mind’s eye are the iconic gold-and-red-hued labels that identify every bottle of wine produced by the family-owned firm of E. Guigal
• Today, Rhône wines are more likely thought of as France’s wild child of wines: untamed, irreverent, spicy, earthy, brooding, dark and lively. They are Lady Gaga to the more Taylor Swiftian wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy—not always appropriate, but certainly exciting.
• A remarkable value at $17.75, E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge is unique insofar as it takes a wine that is normally Grenache-based (the Southern Rhône style) and instead uses Syrah as the main varietal in Northern Rhône style, brimming with elegance and finesse
• If you’re in the market for a rustic, earthy, spicy and intense red wine, look no farther than E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Rouge ($29)