Billy’s Online Wine School – Lesson #5

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WINE LESSON # 5  Côtes du Rhône

I want to repeat the first lesson because of the flood of Côtes du Rhône wines appearing at Vintages this Saturday. You must grab this opportunity to explore one of the great experience in red wine. And great values too. The wines won’t be around for long and when they’re they gone  – they’re gone.

Côtes du Rhône has a unique style that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. The sunny flavours  and feeling of the south of France pour out of each glass. Effortlessly. Lovingly. Côtes du Rhône is Cabernet’s alter ego. Wines crafted for charm over size. Spicy/sweetness over power.

So here’s what to do. This weekend, go to an LCBO that carries a decent Vintages selection. Buy one or two of my 5 recommended Côtes du Rhônes. Here they are. All my other Vintages picks will be posted here on FRIDAY, FEB 19th.

My 5 recommended Côtes du Rhônes released this Saturday, Feb. 20th.
DOMAINE de DIEUMERCY 07 Côtes du Rhône, France 155507 $12.95
LES VIGNERONS de ROAIX 07 Côtes du Rhône, France 156000 $13.95
TERRES d’AVIGNON 07 Côtes du Rhône ‘Les Cardinalices’, France 155473 $14.95
DOMAINE SAINT-PIERRE 06 Vacqueyras, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France 130013 $25.95
CAVE de RASTEAU 07 Gigondas ‘Ortas’, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France 155440 $23.95

And don’t overlook a previous recommendation posted on Jan 8 (Rasteau 08 ‘Ortas’ Côtes du Rhône Villages #998716 $15).

P.S. Next Wednesday I’m taking a break from school because I’m posting a lot of ‘Olympic Wine Picks’ in the coming week. Cheers.

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  • I chose the DOMAINE de DIEUMERCY 07 Ctes du Rhne. It was an interesting exercise to remember the wine from the first week and I was able to taste the similarities. The first glass was straight from the bottle; the second I decanted and preferred.

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