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4 Tasty Grey Cup Wines

ShareDescendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2010, Do Bierzo, Spain.  $23.95 (675207) Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting and tasting with the artistic maker of these wines, Alvaro Palacios.  His vibrant personality is contagious and his wines exude his raw … 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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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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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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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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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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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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