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Sunshine and Hockey Playoff Wines

ShareMayu Reserva Carmenère 2009, Elqui Valley, Chile , $17.95 (90035) Second year in a row I’m on this Chilean.  You’ll love this if you love the stinky, full bodied wines.  This is like Marty Brodeur BBQing with his gloves on. … Continue reading

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Rain and Blood Wine

ShareC.H. Berres Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2008, Mosel, Germany $19.95 (207274) Kabinett is the least sweet category of Riesling.  I’ll put a few of these in my cabinet for sure.  Its like an unexpected sun shower on a steamy hot day. It … Continue reading

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Red Rioja and Greasy Rose

ShareHeredad De Baroja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja, Spain $21.95 (276113) Oh me oh my.  12 year old beauty Rioja here.  Like Hugh Hefner BBQing Portobello’s at the mansion.  It mature, smells like cooked mushrooms and popped cherries, and its silky smooth … Continue reading

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Sweet Sauvignon Blanc and Fruit Filled Valpolicella

ShareSeresin Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, $21.95 (735043) Get a box full of this Sauvignon Blanc from the Kiwi’s.  Great nose of sweetness and wet stone, followed by a generous mouth watering acidity.     Throw on some Dave Matthews, chill … Continue reading

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Your Tongue Will Thank You For These Wines

ShareCoto De Imaz Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja, Spain $19.95 (23762) A real beauty from Spain for a buen precio.  In 2005 the tune “Drop it Like its Hot” was popular with the hip kids.  Like Snoop Dog in a sauna eating some … Continue reading

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Meaty wines

ShareTaurino Salice Salentino Riserva 2008, Dop, Puglia, Italy $14.95 (177527) Buy 6 of these.  Amazing deep and smooth Italian red here.  Like Meat Loaf at the Tea Emporium eating a pastrami sandwich.  Its big, kinda ugly, and smells like fresh … Continue reading

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I Gotta Good Feeling About These Wines.

ShareValle Reale Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2007, Doc Abruzzo, Italy $17.95 (216408) The region of Montepulciano D’abruzzo lies due east of Rome where the main grape is Montepulciano.  Not to be confused with the Tuscan region Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which is a wine … Continue reading

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Family Day Tipples

ShareI’m on top of things this weekend.  Found an LCBO that puts the Saturday release on their shelves on thursday night!  SA LCBO. Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, $16.95 (981670) Every time I read the word Mount, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Hangover Wines

ShareThese are 2 wines that you really should buy. Finca Nueva Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Spain. $19.95 (268425) This is a Giant of a wine that is Super good.  Like Madonna’s half time show.  Its old, carefully crafted,  has a lot of … Continue reading

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Queen and Roaming Goats.

ShareGoats Do Roam White 2011, Wo Western Cape, South Africa $11.95 (237313) I tasted this wine with the creator and owner, Charles Back.   It’s crafted with the same grape varieties as wine from his favorite French region “Cote de Rhone”.   … Continue reading

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