Category Archives: All Wine

Christmas Wine Essentials

ShareThe LCBO has over 100 wines that they stock all the time in the vintage section.  I have chosen a few for your holiday entertaining.  You will find them somewhere. Terra D’aligi Tatone Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2008, Doc, Italy. $15.95 (994616) A nice … Continue reading

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Some French Wines to Dance With

ShareSimonnet Febvre Chablis 2010, Ac, Burgundy France, $19.95 (41780) Here we are now, entertain us.  A nice steely sipping Chardonnay from France here.  Like a high school dance.  Its clean, fresh, lighthearted and smells like teen spirit.  ”With the lights out, … Continue reading

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Perfect Fall Weather Wines

SharePaxton AAA Shiraz/Grenache 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, $19.95 (149898) The triple A has to insure this wine is quality.  Cool fall days is the time for Shiraz.  It’s like watching Modern Family while eating a mon cheri with both arms in … Continue reading

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Warm and Friendly Wines

SharePolkura Syrah 2009, Marchigue, Colchagua Valley, Chile, $23.95 (283978) Oh this feels good when you drink it.  It’s like sitting on Grandpa’s lap in front of the fire.  It’s warm, smokey, and has a comforting mentholy like Bengay scent.  Grab … Continue reading

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Smooth Saliva Producing Wines

ShareChâteau D’anglés Grand Vin 2007, Ac Languedoc La Clape, France $19.95 (286492) La Clape c’est très bon.  Like Sade dining on some steak au poivre.  It’s sweet and sophisticated and has a creamy mouthful with a peppery finish.  Pair this Smooth Operator … Continue reading

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2 under $20 Spanish Wines

ShareCasa De La Ermita Idílico Crianza Selección 2006, Do Jumilla, Spain, $19.95 (286161) A nice blend here from the Jumilla region of Spain.  Back to school and this wine reminds me of Sesame Street.  It has a nice round nose like Ernie, … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Cool Down Wines

ShareDe Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia $17.95 (48587) This is a great light summer sipper from a very established producer Down Under.   A great deal too.  Like the Beatles eating Chinese food with a little help … Continue reading

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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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