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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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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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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Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013

July 1, 2015 | 1 Comments

Blended from the best of Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013 is a stunning value among Californians.   Since Joseph Wagner arrived at Belle Glos he’s been perfecting the Meiomi...

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Poggio al Drago Sangiovese Merlot 2013 - Food Gypsy

Poggio al Drago Sangiovese Merlot

June 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

An evenly tempered red from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, Poggio al Drago Sangiovese Merlot 2013.  Grocery store pricing for a better than average bottle of wine. We picked up the 2013 Poggio al Drago Sangiovese Merlot...

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Hoopla The Mutt 2012 - Food Gypsy

Hoopla The Mutt, 2012

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The very definition of fun, this is a wine for anyone with an appetite for life and LIVING.  Hoopla The Mutt, 2012 another sun drenched Californian. A red blend from Hoopla Wines that changes from...

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Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 - Food Gypsy

Fowles Wine The Exception 2010

October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve had The Rule, you must try Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 for that big, ripe taste of Australian sun. One of the little side benefits of penning the odd post about wine is...

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Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 - Food Gypsy

Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005

August 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

A big, bold Bordeaux with a ripe, full mouth and yet, no linger.  Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 for people who like wine but don’t what all that pesky wine aftertaste. The topic...

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