Happy Groundhog Day! You’ve probably heard of the Mission grape, but chances are that you’ve heard just enough that …
Hey, wait! Wasn’t that the exact same way that last week’s 30 Second Wine Advisor started?
Ha! Gotcha! This is all a reference to the classic 1993 American comedy film, Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray’s weather forecaster trapped in a time loop, unwillingly reliving the day over and over and over again.
Don’t worry. This time loop will recur only once, and it’s worth it. Last week I reported on J. Bouchon Pais Viejo, a fruity, delicious and reasonably affordable Chilean wine made from Pais, Chile’s moniker for the once widespread Mission grape.
This week we’re Groundhog Daying it with another Chilean Pais. This one, though, boasts a little more complexity, character, and class and, frankly, a price in the middle $20s to match.
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