I love red wine but tend to lean towards whites during the summer for their cool, refreshing quality. But we grill an awful lot all summer long and often red wines pair well with the beef and pork we toss on the grill.
I discovered this great inexpensive red wine at a tasting at Surdyk's last summer and immediately fell in love. I've since taken it to several friends who are also impressed. They're even more impressed when I tell them I was able to pick it up for about $8 on sale.
Then today, imagine my surprise when I found Evodia featured on the WSJ blog, On Wine. Lettie Teague featured it as a low tannin wine, making it a very smooth red to drink. This Spanish wine is made from Grenache (or Garnacha if you're in Spain) so expect the juicy wine to express flavors of raspberry, blackberry and black pepper. Enjoy!