Wine Picks

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

THEY MISSED ONE FEATURE

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DONA PAULA ‘Los Cardos’ 19 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile $11.95. Has a tag on the bottle announcing ‘estate fruit, low calorie, low residual sugar, certified…

REVISITING VALPOL

REVISITING VALPOL

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Remember when Valpolicella was a popular go-to red? It added a hit of Italy to our Italian foods. Nobody ever raved about the wine…

ANOTHER SUMMER STOCK

ANOTHER SUMMER STOCK

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Regular readers will know of my fondness for native Italian white grape varieties. Grapes that almost became extinct in the Chardonnay era. This week’s…

ROCK SOLID ROSE

ROCK SOLID ROSE

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Gran Feudo is an LCBO staple that seems to get better in each vintage. The 2018 is rock solid house Rosé – tasty, refreshing…

UNCONVENTIONAL MERLOT

UNCONVENTIONAL MERLOT

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The conventional belief is that Merlot is a nice, easy red for folks who like that kind of thing. Californian wineries in particular love…

MY KIND OF RICH RED

MY KIND OF RICH RED

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Spain is the new champion of crowd-pleasing, heavyweight reds with wines that often exhaust the palate after a single glass. But here’s an exception…