While in Albuquerque, I got to purchase a bottle of wine in a grocery store for the first time in the U.S. (no problem in Europe). It was a strange experience: to be treated like a responsible adult and not forced to shuffle over to an approved shop during approved hours. I only wish I'd had a kitchen avaialable so I could get the ingredients for dinner and a matching bottle of wine within the same four walls.
Looking for something fun and refreshing, I picked up a bottle of the 2005 Tienen Duende Verdejo from Castilla y León, Spain, for $6. (No information found online, which is often the case with small run Spanish wines.) A clean aroma, with well-rounded body. Some peach and apricot, low acidity but not flat. Dry but with good fruit. All in all a good bargain and easy afternoon sipper. I found it a great match for a cherry empanada picked up from a local bakery.