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Chardonnay’s Rival – Viognier!

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Viognier-LaurentMEET VIOGNIER – CHARDONNAY’S BIG RIVAL
A FABULOUS WINE FOR $14.95!
If you ever wished for a white wine with some of the richness of Chardonnay, but with less vanilla (oak) ‘make-up’, may I suggest Viognier. And in particular, here’s an outstanding edition that is currently available from one of my favourite producers. Some of you may be familiar with Laurent Miquel’s excellent non-oaked Chardonnay at regular LCBOs (#157909 $12.95), and those who have traveled with us in Ireland will have enjoyed a range of their wines. Amazing quality/price ratio.

The Viognier grape is native to the south of France, where it’s often expensive, but Miquel delivers this charmer at a reasonable price. Medium-bodied it offers both refreshment and seduction. But in the delicate French way. The perfect all-evening white. Get some not only for your summer seafood/chicken BBQs, but Viognier would be a huge ‘crowd-pleaser’ at the big holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stock is limited, so visit the LCBO’s site below to locate bottles near you.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/laurent-miquel-nord-sud-viognier-2013/673236#.Vabow4VSVz4
LAURENT MIQUEL 13 Viognier ‘Nord Sud’, VDP d’Oc, France 673236 Vintages $14.95

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