Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie, $13.99

When I spent a week in Amboise along the Loire River back in 2011, mussels were in season. It seems like almost every day we went to the market to pick up a kilo of fresh mussels for lunch. The perfect wine for that lunchtime treat was Muscadet. This clean, crisp white wine made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape is perfect for steamed shellfish, or any fish for that matter. It is also one of the great bargains of the white wine world. This month I have been drinking this Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet. Aged on the yeast in tank (sur Lie), the result is a richness in the body and added complexity, so that it pairs well with food. If you have not had one of these wines lately, you should give it a try! And if you thought Musca-det was a sweet wine like Muscat...think again—it is dry, dry, dry.