Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

French Classic Bistro Red

French Classic Bistro Red

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RUSTIC RED – classic bistro Bellevue delivers a firm, workingman’s handshake. Dusty dry, rustic and delightfully old-fashioned – forget fruitiness, this tastes of the…

My ‘Other’ Pinot

My ‘Other’ Pinot

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LIGHTISH RED – good everyday Each year when we take our Portugal group to Cabriz they are blown away by the price quality ratio…

Sunday Supper Red

Sunday Supper Red

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LIGHT RED – Sunday supper Grange Cochard is the most earthy Beaujolais I’ve tasted in ages. Bone dry, mouth puckering, and with energy to…

South African Charmer

South African Charmer

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Was delighted to see the return of this white as I loved the previous release. My colleague, John Szabo, described it perfectly “lovely, fullish,…

On the Rhone Again!

On the Rhone Again!

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This is rich, spicy, herbaceous and nourishing. As good as red wine needs to be, and as expensive as red wines should ever be….

Holy Coronas!

Holy Coronas!

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HOLY CORONAS – NOW TWO DOLLARS OFF! Don’t miss the sale on this LCBO oldie-goldie. It’s medium-bodied with the appealing strawberryish flavor and silky…

…and now, the Bombshell

…and now, the Bombshell

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In sharp contrast to the previous post (Chapoutier’s ‘Bila-Haut’), this Viognier likes to put on an exotic flavor show, so look out. It’s the…

Meet Madame Elegant!

Meet Madame Elegant!

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Mais oui! From the south of France, as you would expect. Chapoutier’s wine has the slim, black dress character that we associate with French…