Cocktail Series: Kalimotxo

If you've never tried this simple cocktail of cola and red wine then you haven't been living. From the same country that brought you the delightfully fruity punch sangria, this 70s Spanish delight is made up of exactly 50% cola and 50% red wine. We'd suggest sticking with a Spanish wine or grape to keep on theme, and perhaps one that isn't too expensive. It’s a great way to salvage a wine that was a bit of a letdown or, if you're really feeling wild, go for that excellent value red and make it one stunningly delicious but simple cocktail. Try adding a splash of lime to give a Cuba Libre twist as a nod to its first name — Cuba Libre del Pobre (poor man’s Cuba Libre). And if you can get your hands on one, go for a cane sugar cola (such as a Mexican Coca-Cola for those of us in the States) for the full effect.

Bodegas Avante

Tineta Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2012

Spicy and earthy. Plum and blueberries but earthy is heavier than fruit. Hint of smoke! Enjoyed this. — 5 years ago

Losada Vinos de Finca

El Pájaro Rojo Mencía 2014

Earthy berry, chalky minerality, raspberry jam, wild herbs, med bodied, med tannin, med acidity and cherry cough drop on the finish. Food? Yes please! — 3 years ago

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François Chidaine

Tres P Bullas Tempranillo Monastrell 2012

Peppery and chalky. Dark cherry and medium tannins. Much better after it opens up and the fruit comes forward. — 5 years ago

Viña Zorzal

Navarra Garnacha 2017

Fresh, juicy, entry-level garnacha from Viña Zorzal. Red fruit, chalk. Amazing value (under $15) — a year ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Vintage 2018 / A bit a-typical Rioja, 95% tempranillo 5% viura without aging in wood, but it has very expressive raspberries in smell, vivid taste with high acidity. Mesmerising! Paired with Malaysian style Quail. / at restaurant O&O — a year ago

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Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce

Clos Lojen Manchuela Bobal 2018

Super earthy on nose with a strong OR Pinot raspberry aroma / a wild quality / also beauj-like? — 9 months ago