Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet 2014, Languedoc ($11.99): Also known as folle blanche, picpoul is often though of the as the “Muscadet of the South,” with wonderful aromas of citrus and refreshing acidity, with sometimes a touch of salinity. Great with shellfish and oysters.
Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2013, South Africa ($22.99): From approximately 60 miles north of Capetown in Swartland, this old-vine chenin blanc has aromas of pears as well as wet stones, that pair well with anything from mahi to roast chicken.
Penya Cotes Catalanes Rouge 2014, Rousillon ($12.99): This blend of grenache and carignane fffers lots of kirsch and darker berry fruit, spring flowers, pepper and violet notes to go with a medium-bodied, supple, forward, lively feel. This is a terrific fresh red from the South of France.
Poggio Anima Nero d’Avola “Asmodeus” 2013, Sicily ($16.99): With aromas of blackberries and plums, this full-bodied red from the heart of Sicily is similar in style to New World Shiraz, with more structure and savory qualities. Made for a grilled steak.