A full, spicy South African red that finishes well, Robertson Winery’s Number One Constitution Road Shiraz 2014 takes us into BBQ season with a bang. Dry and smooth with a deep black cherry tone and...

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The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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A ripe rich South African wine, Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah 2013 is surprisingly fresh and beautifully balanced making it as good a summer wine as it is a favorite at our winter table. Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah hails...

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Ruinart Brut Champagne – The Humble Bubble

January 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Despite being the oldest established house in France, Ruinart is likely a name you’ve never heard of, and yet it creates some of the finest champagne in the world. Our holiday indulgence was a bottle of...

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Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay

December 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Clean and crisp, Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay 2011 is humility in a bottle.  Subtle tones, mellow colour and tone, it’s a killer seafood wine and a great winter white. Two whites in...

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Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013, a crisp Bourgogne chardonnay.  Wine is so good, but good wine is better! Clean, fresh, crisp, pert, all adjectives that could apply to this wine.  A native...

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Ranked among the best Santenay La Comme wines, Rene Lequin-Colin La Comme, Santenay Premier Cru 2009 is an approachable Burgundy, at a surprisingly affordable price. Found on the shelves of our local wine shop one might pause when...

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Le Vin Noir Côtes du Brulhois

August 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

Well backed and solid, Le Vin Noir Côtes du Brulhois is award winning for a reason. The 2009 vintage is a great buy for any wine lover, who likes to drink well — and often. When...

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Rosé Sangria – Mommy’s Summer Punch

August 6, 2015 | 3 Comments

Bring together pink grapefruit, strawberries, Triple Sec and a bottle of dry rosé and you’ve got a Rosé Sangria that’s perfect for the patio. Reading recipes for Rosé Sangria before making one left me feeling...

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Forest Glen Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, a dry, fresh woodsy red with big juicy fruit flavour, sure to please your palate and expand your mind. Confession: I read sauced.  Not wasted, one-eye-blind-drunk, but pleasantly buzzed, affably...

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Diabolica Red Wine, The Okanagan Devil

July 29, 2015 | 5 Comments

From the southern most tip of Canada’s Okanagan Valley comes a naughty little wine with a hint of mischief. Diabolica Red will lead you into temptation, and at $15.95 it’s a trip you can take...

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Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose - Food Gypsy

Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose

July 22, 2015 | 6 Comments

Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose – non vintage, completely unpretentious bubbles for under twenty bucks.  This is my kind of party. Bright, rich cherry colour thanks to its linage of pinot noir vines, Juve...

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