Don’t tell me . . . you never heard of Naked Wines? We hadn’t either; but now we’ve got a dozen bottles we’d never heard of. Stay tuned.

Judy sprang for one of those Groupon deals I shudder about. $160 worth of a dozen wines we’d never heard of? Well, we have them, at a cost to ourselves of about $60. Now we’ll try one every once in a while. If I don’t write about some of them, it will be because I didn’t like them. You’ll read my comments if in fact I think you’d be glad to know.

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A brilliant, delicious Tempranilla from Spain’s mid-Rioja region

I’d love to get a few more bottles of the 2008 Crianza from Bodegas Riolanc in Spain . . . but the bottle label warns: “The grape yield was just 1.6 kilograms per vine and the grapes were hand-harvested. Very limited production.” Lucky break for me, since it’s one of the wine club offerings from Food and Wine magazine nephew Ron gave me when I turned 80 in June.

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