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Every week or so in ‘What to B When You BYOB’ we ask a local wine shop to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant.
This week, we talk to David Hunter, the general manager and wine buyer at Chelsea Wine Vault, about what to bring to nearby fried chicken joint Dirty Bird. This southern comfort takeout place has a few seats for eating in and welcomes you to BYO.
MORE Red Blend (Organic) NV, Long Island, USA ($12.99)
“This velvety red features cherry and plumb notes with a touch of pepper and light earth… Medium bodied with great balance and a nice acidity that makes this a perfect pairing with most light to medium culinary dishes.”
Domaine Fournier Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Loire Valley, France ($7.99)
“If you love Sancerre but don’t love its continually rising prices, then we have a great substitute. Fournier is one of the best producers within Sancerre and this is his entry level blend.”
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($9.99)
“A terrific value from the Chilean property of Domaine Lafite Rothschild, this Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits strong varietal characteristics with ripe black currant and peppery notes… making for an easy drinking everyday red.”
Weingut Hofer Gruner Veltliner Trocken (1L – Organic) 2008, Austria ($10.99)
“Once you get over the fact that a bottle of the Hofer’s 2008 Gruner Veltliner is sealed with a crown “beer” cap and contains a full liter, you will realize what a great bargain this wine is. Smelling of green bean and lime, it offers delicate yet thirst-quenching fruit.”