WHEN I N RHÔNE
With 2014 a great year in France’s Rhône region, and $9 an attractive price any and every year, what’s not to love about Chemin des Papes? Approachable and soft with subtle spice, this light red pairs well with cheese (my current indulgence is d’Affinois, a French double-cream) or a hearty winter casserole. Sealed under screwcap, this cheerful Côtes du Rhône is very handy to have on hand. I buy mine at Dan Murphy’s but it’s also stocked at various other outlets.