Meet Baron Romero
Saturday, 31st July 2004
What do we know about him? To judge by the illustration on the label, the Baron's vineyard lies in a hidden valley surrounded by pine-clad craggy mountains.
'Este vino has sido elaborado,' explains the Baron, who is apparently fluent in four European languages, 'con variedades de uva seleccionadas.' (This wine has been elaborated with selected grape varieties).
'Es las elección perfecta,' he reassures me, 'para cualquier tipo de comida.' (It is the perfect choice for different types of meals').
With that aristocratic approval of my good taste I pour another glass of the ruby red Spanish table wine with its subtle bouquet and hint of cough mixture in the palette. Hey, isn't that exactly what I'm drinking it with; a different type of meal; ('Barbara's chicken and homegrown courgette pasta with her homegrown tomato, cucumber and beetroot salad).
Do summer evening meals on the patio get any more perfect than this?
Between Two Barons; Rinehart's tasting notes on two aristocratic wines.
my favourite Danish owned discount grocery store, vintners to Baron Romero.
Richard Bell, email@example.com