Full disclosure, a while back I received two very nice bottles of wine from the Rene Barbier folks as part of their Mediterranean Wine Series. There was a white and a red,of course, but both were very user friendly. The white was perfect for summer on the back porch. The red was just bold enough to be paired with steak or some pasta or enjoyed on its own. Both wines are from the Penedès DO in Spain. The region is one of the oldest wine growing regions on earth. Moderately priced they can be found at World Market. Look for the tempting Mediterranean beach at sunset on the label.