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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chicago Blues CHapter 2 & Bodegas Vina Magana Dignus

Tonight is the second installment of my Chicago Blues series and the featured artists are Magic Slim, Mike Morgan & The Crawl, James Harman, Fenton Robinson, Maria Muldaur, John Katke, John Studebaker & The Nighthawks, and Lonnie Brooks. Brings back fond memories. So give a listen to some blues, Chicago style.

If you finished the three-liter box of Octavin Pinot Grigio I suggested on Monday, you probably don’t need any more wine this week. But in case you took it easy, here’s a great Spanish wine to sip while you listen to tonight’s installment of Chicago blues. The 2007 Bodegas Vina Magana Dignus ($19.00) is a blend of 50% Tempranillo, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Apparently their Merlot vines are taken from cuttings shared by Chateau Petrus, whose wine, if you’re an oenophile, you’ll know goes for about $2000/bottle. The wine is deep purple with aromas of blackberries, coffee, and chocolate. The flavors are dominated by blackberry and black cherry, a very full mouth feel.  It’s a very nice choice for sipping along with the blues.


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