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A great Grenache rose for $10

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 at 9:06 am in Uncategorized.

Friends and acquaintances give me bottles once in a while, and last night I opened up a 2006 Grenache Rose Campo De Borja. It’s one of those Cameron Hughes Lot series wines (the rose is Lot 37).

My editor’s husband gave it to me several months ago and I thought it’d be just right for the turkey meatballs and garlic fries I was chowing down on. Boy was it: the spirit of watermelon Jolly Rancher without the sweetness. The wine even had a kick of white pepper and monstrous acidity that stood up to those fries without a hitch.

Cameron Hugh Wines is constantly producing $10-bottles that taste like $20 or $30 bottles. They scour the globe for premium wines that are in oversupply but they never blackblend or alter the juice to make profit. What’s more, they ship directly to their retailer (Costco) with no middle man. This allows them to cut about 66 percent off the retail price.

Read about the process and where to find the wines at the Cameron Hughes Web site.

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