Wino Wednesday

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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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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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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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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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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Chateau De Ripaille 2013

June 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

Light and fresh, Chateau De Ripaille 2013 is the perfect summer white.  Dry, with a hint of acidity, it backs seafood with ease and cleanses your palate for more. This is a wine that drinks...

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G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne

February 11, 2015 | 1 Comments

Nothing says romance quite like champagne.  Reminiscent of old Hollywood, synonymous with glamour and wealth.  Fear not, with a little research you’ll still have funds for dinner!  Try G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs...

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