A good bottle of wine, on the other hand, makes everything better (drinking companions included). I like spicy, dry reds, so my rule of thumb lately is to go with the Malbec whenever presented with a mystifying assortment of wine choices. Malbec is rarely bad. The Malbec I'm enjoying right now is Enrique Foster Ique Malbec 2004. It's heavy and dry but fruity, which is a nice surprise, flavor-wise. I got it for about $11 at a wine shop, but you can buy here for $9.