From Nick Williams, Wine & Beer Guru

If I am ever in a desperate shipwreck situation, in which the Kraken has sundered my vessel and consigned it to the depths, and I find myself clinging to a shard of timber, at the mercy of the waves until by luck and providence I drift to a deserted tropical island, and I only have the strength to drag one oaken cask from the churning waves onto the desolate beach, I’m definitely picking the one that has “RHONE” emblazoned on the staves. Sorry, other wine regions…you are not welcome on my desert island.   Reg. $88.94/SALE $69.99 – 22% OFF!

UVCDR, Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Grenache, Syrah), Rhone Valley, France, 2015 UVCDR is a co-op of co-ops, uniting winegrowing families from all over the region and bringing us great values. This is an everyday showcase for the soft, friendly Grenache grape. organic

UVCDR, Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne), Rhone Valley, France, 2015 The white from UVCDR is crisp and bright with breezy floral notes. organic

Chateau Teulon, Costieres de Nimes Blanc (Roussanne), Rhone Valley, France, 2015 Rich & luxurious with tropical fruit, waxy textures, and a wisp of flint. estate grown, organic

Domaine de Piaugier, Cotes du Rhone Rouge “La Grange de Piaugier” (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan), Rhone Valley, France, 2015  As poised and balanced as an Olympic gymnast, with cascades of fresh blackberry fruit melting with pepper and garrigue. estate grown

Chateau Unang, Ventoux Rouge (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault), Rhone Valley, France, 2014 Earthy and meaty with a distinctive botanical tang and a streak of bitterness.

Laurent Combier, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge “Cuvee de Combier” (Syrah), Rhone Valley, France, 2015  A gift from the Northern Rhone where Syrah is the law and the lash. Gorgeous black pepper and supple fruit.