Wino Wednesday

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 - 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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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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Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut - Food Gypsy

Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Think pink for Valentine’s Day.  Busting bubbles and toasted yeast yield to the undertone of red berries in Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut.  Endearingly romantic, slightly sophisticated, and decidedly non-snobby. Continuing our Valentines Day Wino Wednesday romance theme; we’ve...

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