2 Terrific Pinots

PINOTSThe life of a Pinot drinker keeps getting better. New Zealand and Ontario have recently made the ‘heartbreak grape’ more available and affordable – compared to Burgundy. I’ve just tasted two under $20 Pinots that are huge cause for celebration.

They’re from Australia, a climate previously considered too warm for Pinot. (Once again, a reminder to NEVER believe anything you read about wine. Unless it’s the truth, which you’ll only find here!)

Barwick is out to seduce with sweet/spicy flavours but it’s also lively and playful. Refreshes and charms. My favourite combo. Have with BBQ-sauced foods – and your loved ones.

Pikes is one of my favourite Aussie wineries and the Lenswood Hills Pinot is tangy/rustic in the Burgundian style. You’ll also meet lovely berry flavours and refreshment. A great summer red for lightly chilling and having with anything other than red meat.

BARWICK 09 Pinot Noir, Pemberton, Western Australia 215194 $15.95

PIKES VINTNERS 10 Pinot Noir, Lenswood Hills, Australia 215095 $17.00

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