Alastair Bland is a journalist in San Francisco. He frequently writes of travel, food, fishing and ecology and contributes regularly to several newspapers and magazines throughout the West. He may be contacted through his blog at www.alastairbland.blogspot.com.
“This determined red comes forward with aggressive scents of plum, eucalyptus and blackberry. Surging flavors of currants and peaches flood the tongue before surrendering to a rounded finish of tobacco and coffee. Pair with stewed rabbit or wild boar, or anything else savory and Mediterranean.”