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BHC Swill: Marques de Caceres

by Julie on November 4, 2013

in BHC Swill

It’s been about a month. Guess it’s time to write a blogpost.

If this were Facebook, I could show you this photo of Marques de Caceres, my latest go-to table tipple and write the single word:

Marques de Caceres


But this is a blog, and as such, I must stretch my writing resources a bit more to provide you with details on why I so love this wine. How very 2006 of me.

This is a Spanish wine, a rioja, which up until recently I thought meant “red.” I’m drinking more white wine these days because reds are starting to play games with me. And this particular dry white, which the chef introduced me to, is only $6. So it’s become my nightly table wine most weeknights.

For a $6 wine, it’s very drinkable. Not complex, yet hard to describe…I don’t really taste apples or pears or any of those other fruits often associated with white wines…but it goes down easy, which also makes it a good wine to cook with. Not too tannic on the tongue but enough to suggest you’re drinking wine as opposed to, say, grapefruit juice.

Undertones of grapefruit? Hmm. Maybe.

Yes, definitely undertones of grapefruit.

Curious? For $6 if you decide you can’t drink it, you can use it to deglaze your pans. And that’s a win-win.  Check it out and lemme know what you think.





{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jayna November 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hmmmm Vino… I also thought Rioja meant red. Google tells me it’s a region. Thanks for that education and the head’s up on a good cheap white.


Bruce November 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I read this aloud and it really brightened my day. Plus, I’ve been doing a bit of delving into the cheap end of the wine store, so this came at a great time. Thanks!


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