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Red Wine evening with friends


I’ve invited a group of friends for an evening of red wine tasting. Yes I will provide a buffet selection but emphasis will be on the red wine. Thinking of 6-8 tastings, spending about £10-15 a bottle. (will go up to £20 for one or two if they are worth the extra). We all like spanish and also enjoyed a bottle of Grand Arte Alicante Bouchet 2006 last weekend. Happy to try other areas though. Do you have any suggestions. Help greatly appreciated as I want to expand our repertoire.

Thanks in advance.


My suggestions, for what they’re worth, are…
Lovely Spanish Grenache

Santa Rita Carmenère

Porta 6 Reserve (Touriga Nacional blend)
This Ribera del Duero

And for something slightly different…
This delicious Zweigelt blend

And this Teroldego/Lagrein blend from the Dolomites

Hope it goes well! :+1::blush:


I would just go with @Inbar recommendations and you won’t be disappointed


Recent highlights for me that could go down well at a tasting include these…

  1. Rave reviews from me and others in the community - Rapsani
  1. A full and ripe fruited Cabernet Franc…
  1. Southern Rhône red with some bottle age and drinking well now…
  1. Close enough that it’s almost Spanish :smile:

Have fun!


If you like Spanish wines why not just pick 6 of those. Then the food can be tapas.

There’s a great selection at TWS.


Many thanks for your advice I will enjoy trying them. Much appreciated.


Many thanks for you advice much appreciated. Will enjoy trying them.