This Father’s Day, treat your dad to something special: a sumptuous bottle of red wine. Either give it to him as a gift, or just pop it open and serve with some steaks on the grill.
Come into Potash Market’s Sandburg Wine Cellar this week to choose one of our best reds.
Here are a few varieties of red wines on sale this week at Potash:
Les Lauzieres Tavel Rosé—$11.99
Technically not a red wine, this is in fact a rosé. Rosés are made with red grapes, but the winemaker limits the time the grape skins have in contact with the grape juice, giving the wine a light pinkish color. Because of their lighter alcohol content and refreshing dry taste, rosés are often referred to as summer “patio” wines, perfect for a kicking off a party.
Bin 36 —$12.99
Dads who are loyal Chicagoans will get a kick out of a Bin 36 wine, a private label from the famous wine store and restaurant in downtown Chicago. Wine Director Brian Duncan hand selects grapes that are blended into their own vintage.
Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir —$14.99
Pinot Noirs are one of the lightest varieties of reds, so they pair nicely with leaner meats such as pork, lamb and duck as well as mushrooms and lentils. If you’re cooking beef, try it with a lean filet mignon. According to pairwinewithfood.com, avoid pairing Pinot Noirs with citrus, vinegar-based foods, anything overly acidic or anything too sweet.
B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon—$18.99
Cabernet Sauvignon is a richer, more full-bodied red than a Pinot Noir, perfect for hearty steaks on the grill, as well as mustard, pepper or red-wine sauces. This particular wine features a blend of grapes grown in Sonoma Valley, and offers full flavors of berry, cassis and black cherry with hints of vanilla.
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