And it’s just as wonderful as last year, when the Neprica was the third best read post on the blog. And, in even better news, it’s apparently more widely available this year. (Thanks to Kathleen Talbert at Talbert Communications for tracking down availability.)
Why is this wine so wonderful? It’s cheap – list is $12, so it’s probably $10.99 or less at most stores. It’s well made, with typical Italian acidity and sour cherry fruit. It’s food friendly, pairing with anything from red sauce to sausages and grilled peppers and onions. Plus, it’s made with some interesting grapes, including the Italian varietals negroamaro and primitivo. The world does not revolve around cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
And why is the Neprica more available this year? Because, apparently, so many people asked about it. This is an example of consumers convincing retailers they should actually stock something more interesting than the usual bottles they stick on the shelves. A tip o’ the wine glass to everyone who asked about it. You made a difference.