This is the time of year we do NOT crave for ethereal rosés, tender white wines and elegant see-through reds – Bring on the Power! We’ll explore the world of naturally concentrated red wines, made from thick skinned grape varieties grown in regions that encourage ripeness of fruit and tannins. We’ll travel to the soaring vineyards in the foothills of the Andes; Spain’s rocky ancient vineyards; Sonoma’s sunny northern AVA’s; the warm pockets of South Australia, especially the Barossa; Languedoc’s Mediterranean coastal vineyards; the bottom of Italy’s beautiful “boot” … And who knows where else! You can look forward to Shiraz/Syrah, Bordeaux varietals, Tempranillo, Grenache/Garnacha, Carignan/Cariñena, and more. All beautiful dense reds that warm the soul.