Weeknight wines

Ever wondered what your neighbors are drinking on a Wednesday? These unfussy, affordable bottles are versatile and appealing.

“I love Conundrum, a white blend, and La Crema’s buttery chardonnay.”
—Arronza Azard, licensed professional counselor

“Black Castle [produced in Hungary by Baton Rouge physician Edward Schwartzenburg] has a great merlot.”
—Andree Francois Talbert, stay-at-home mom

“I really enjoy Meiomi pinot noir.”
—Peggy Westerman, designer and real estate developer

“Saved Red is a robust blend with a rich taste.”
—Sharon Perez, retired public finance specialist

“Red blends make my heart sing. The folks at Juban’s got me hooked on Betsy’s Backacher from Spann’s Vineyards, as well as Whitehall Lane Winery’s Tre Leoni.”
—Katrice Albert, former LSU chief diversity officer

“75 Wine Company’s cabernet sauvignon is great.”
—Mary Kathryn Drago, state fiscal control analyst

“For red, I like Rocca delle Macie chianti Classico Riserva. When it comes to white, I enjoy Livio Felluga pinot grigio.”
—Laurie Molesini, stylist, Via Veneto

“Fiancetto Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon is aromatically complex and wonderfully balanced.”
—Todd Lusk, president, FLOWCOR Products

“The Black Stump, an Australian durif shiraz, is my favorite right now.”
—Cheryl Wilks, retired

Read more from inRegister‘s epicurean issue:

inr-March coverThe gourmet revolution: Food prep and presentation is finessed in home kitchens as everyday cooks kick it up a notch

One night only: Dining out takes on a new dimension with elevated fare in unexpected venues

A deliciously raw deal: The down and dirty on Louisiana’s favorite mollusk

Feasts of the southern wild: More and more local restaurants are getting into the game with dishes featuring exotic meats