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2008 Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca

Hot days are not going away any time soon, and so begins the search for that elusive bottle -- a crisp, refreshing white for less than $10. I've found one in the 2008 Las Colinas del Ebro from Spain. Clean, cool and crisp, with hints of tropical fruit yet very dry, this is a basic summer white to keep chilled in the fridge, ready to break out at a moment's notice.

Drink it as an aperitif, with bruschetta and jamón

serrano, with salads and soups, a simple grilled fish.

-- S. Irene Virbila

Region: Terra Alta (Catalonia) Spain

Price: About $9

Style: Clean and crisp

What It Goes With: Jamónserrano, salads and soups, grilled fish.

Where to Find It: Los Angeles Wine Co. in Los Angeles (800) 854-8466 and Palm Desert (760) 346-1763,; Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024,; and Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454,

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