I’m staying with wine from warmer climates this week so that at least my palate can pretend it’s summer.

I love picking wine by the label, and that’s how I discovered this week’s all-around winner. It’s Lisbonita, with an irresistible drawing of a trolley car full of winos heading toward the sea in Portugal.

I want to be there!

Joy of joys, when I twisted the screw cap off and poured a glass, it was indeed surging with sunshine.

You can smell that ripened fruit in a heady red. The wine is a “medium dry red” from “the region’s typical grape varieties” and it’s smooth, soft, fruity yet dry, and delicious.

AND just $11/bottle.