Winos always ask for a great go-to, every day wine that's affordable, accessible, food friendly and delicious.
We have the perfect recommendation that checks all the boxes: wine from Bulgaria!
Yes, Balkan wine.
Bulgaria has been producing wine for thousands of years and exporting for decades. With the influx of wine drinkers and their yearning to explore new regions, Balkan wines are more prevalent than ever! (Good for us!)
I had the pleasure of tasting many Balkan wines at Chef Geoff's Downtown. I must say, it was my first experience with wines from this area. I was pleasantly surprised with the aromas, flavors, tannins and the price point!
These typically retail for $8+ for the whites and $12+ for the reds. I also spoke to some of the importers and the wines are readily available in DC, MD and VA.
Run, don't walk, to your favorite retailer and ask about Balkan wine!