Why not spend a day making one of Wolfert's meticulously researched recipes, then open a bottle of Château Montus and enjoy a taste of southwest France.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Region: Southwest France
Price: About $35.
Style: Earthy and full-bodied.
What it goes with: Duck, duck and more duck.
Where to find it: Amazing Grapes Wine Store in Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-9007, www.amazinggrapes; the Wine Club in Santa Ana, (714) 835-6485, www.thewineclub.com; the Wine Gallery in Corona del Mar, (949) 675-3410; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex.com; Wine Lab Newport in Newport Beach, (949) 515-8466, www.winelabnewport.com; and Wine Styles in Claremont, (909) 447-4400, www.winestyles.net /claremont.