What we are drinking this month

Domaine Paul Kubler, Alsace, Riesling Breitenberg 2010

I enjoy eating ethnic food – especially foods with spice! The Kubler Breitenberg Riesling is dry so don’t be fooled by thinking all Rieslings are sweet. All of the grapes from a single vineyard – hence the name. It is perfectly balanced and has the acidity to hold up to the bold flavors of Asian foods. – Roy Cohen

Château Lorieu, Bordeaux 2015

Bordeaux is one of France’s greatest sources for well-made, value priced wines and Château Lorieu is a perfect example. The Chateau is located in Entre-Deux-Mers with many of the same clay/limestone soils similar to Saint Emilion that favor Merlot. In fact, Lorieu is 100% Merlot with all of the telltale features of dark fruit flavors and hints of tobacco. The absence of oak ageing keeps the finish bright and refreshing. This wine pairs well with everything from my Sunday night roast chicken to my Saturday night Porterhouse. – Chris Shipley