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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 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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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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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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Wines Perfect for Gifting

ShareChâteau Des Charmes Old Vines Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake, $16.95 (277228) For the girlfriend.  She’s bright, fresh, and juicy.  So is this wine.  Wrap it up with Adele’s CD and hope she is 1 of 100 people … Continue reading

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2 Great Red Wines From Bargain Regions

ShareCave De Roquebrun La Grange Des Combes Saint Chinian Roquebrun 2009, Ac Languedoc Roussillon (Midi), France, $16.95 (155804) Great Frenchie.  Kyrie Eleison, this wine reminds me of grade 8.  It smells like a blended up mash of berries and dried herbs … Continue reading

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Red Wines That’ll Make You Sing.

ShareRuffino Modus 2007, Igt Toscana Blend, Tuscany Italy $28.95 (912956) Modus is a super seductive blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot.  Like a greasy breakfast sandwich in the hands of an unshaven, hat wearing gangster.   It smells like smokey jacket, dirty … Continue reading

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Southern French and Chianti

Share2 wines that stood out from the LCBO release this week. Beauty French Red from Southern Rhone Montirius Garrigues Vacqueyras 2009 $23.95 (108779) Smells like coffee and tastes like licorice. Grab a doughnut and you’re set. Its got a great … Continue reading

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