Combating climate change, one bottle 
at a time.

It's never easy to impress someone who is already quite impressed with themselves. This existence can manifest in many ways. Perhaps they compost all their leftover vegetable bits, and only buy groceries from someplace named "Holy Grains," the local vegan-ite superstore. And they never. Ever. Let you forget it.
This isn't to say i've got a problem with composting, or veganism for that matter (although I would question why we worked our way to the top of the food chain, over the course of several millennia, to just give up meat). Commendable beliefs, carried out by commendable people. But the next time you're invited to that oddly intimidating dinner party, sitting at a table made of what you've been vehemently assured is entirely reclaimed oak, and hearing about the latest "Holy Grains" organic quinoa sale, why not bring along a bottle that fits right into the discussion?
The Poggio San Polo Rubio 2011
  • The Price: $14. 
  • One Grape to (almost) Rule them All: This baby is (nearly) 100% Sangiovese.
  • Disclaimer: Neither this wine, nor this post, is in any way associated with any former United States presidential hopefuls. 

The first time I gave my glass of the Rubio the good ole' swirl and sniff, I was floored. Well, chaired, I suppose. I remained sitting. 

For such a bargain priced wine, the flavor from simply smelling this fellow really is out of this world. They're going to have a hard time convincing me they didn't stuff some violets and cherries into this wine right before it was bottled. 
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Takes two to tango. Takes two to Rubio.
But while some wines with such accentuated noses can be overwhelming in flavor, the Rubio is actually pleasantly balanced, and delectably smooth. Not to mention the finish is lingering, and teases another glass out of you almost without thought (I easily finished this bottle with only one fellow drinker). It's tasty.

But enough about that. Let's get down to brass tax. Your hip, trans-fat-hating, kale-loving, friends will love this wine. And to prove it, I've compiled a handy print-out that you can paste to the bottle in order to shatter your friend's connected mind-waves:
A (mostly) true list of why you should drink me:

Only natural fertilizers in the form of organic compost are used to foster my rise to adulthood.
All of my grapes are hand harvested by 100% 'grass-fed' workers (no high emission tractors).

My entire cellar is naturally cooled via underground tunnels and springs.

My cork has a zero carbon emission footprint. Like you can't even see it in the mud. Seriously.
My label is printed on recycled paper, and my bottle is made of 90% recycled glass.
more info here

The Recap:
  • The Wine: The Poggio San Polo Rubio 2011
  • The Price: Cheaper than your friend's re-release Neutral Milk Hotel vinyl that they insisted you listen to. Twice.
  • The Taste: Two hours later you'll still be wondering how they got so much flavor into the smell, and so much refinement into the taste. Cherries and berries, pepper and spice. 
  • The Rating: 1 - This wine can be a bit hard to find, so if you can get your hands on it, definitely do so. It's a noteworthy, intro level, Tuscan wine. They're currently on the 2013 vintage, which I tasted recently and am happy to say is just as worthy of praise.
For a (super) brief ratings explanation, check over here

Hey!
This is the first post where the wine was actually recommended by a friend! A huge shout out to my friend Hannah P, who, in search of a Chianti one evening in Saratoga Springs, stumbled upon this gem instead, and noted it for further investigation.

If you have a wine that I should post, thoughts for a pairing, or have any questions at all, shoot me an email, write me on Facebook, or send a carrier pigeon. I'm not picky.
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