Bodegas Beronia from La Rioja, Spain, is such a great project. Everything they put out is pretty much a sure bet. For example, the 2004 Grand Reserva made Wine Spectator's Top 100. That wine's sold out, or nearly so, but today I would have you try a bottle of the 2009 Tempranillo. It has flashy, New World style yet holds on to its Old World soul. Fleshy and berried, it sports lovely mild tannin and seven months of oak aging. A high quality-to-price ratio makes this a great wine for entertaining and dining. Costs about $15.
-- Mike McVittie reviews wines available locally