Summer Comes In A Can

Summer Comes In A Can

Joiy – LCBO 486456 – $4.85 – **** – How good can wine from a can actually be? I mean, to a hardened snob you have no varietal listed on the bottle. The only clue to what’s in the can is on the back which says that it’s made with 40% Australian wine and 60% New Zealand wine. The varietal is Riesling, but it’s not important. For the people at Joiy they are making a…

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The City Wino – Post-Holiday Wines For a Budget

The City Wino – Post-Holiday Wines For a Budget

It’s January. We are all waiting to open our bills and recoil in horror. Here are some suggestions from local sommelier Krystina Roman to save the day, and the pocketbook. You may know Krystina as The City Wino (twitter:instagram) on social media. I am pleased to welcome her wine recommendations to add here. One thing you will notice is that scoring is a little different than what I use. That being said the scoring system…

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What did I drink?

What did I drink?

Here’s a couple reviews for wines that were sent to me to taste recently. Neither one of these are among what I usually taste (being that they are not from Ontario). NV Yellow Tail Moscato – LCBO 443713 – $10.95 – ***1/2 – Low alcohol and easy drinking this wine comes in at 7.5%. This definitely has some nice bubbles to it, but it’s not a full blown sparkling wine. This is the sort of…

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2014 Young Brute

2014 Young Brute

2014 Young Brute – LCBO 434654 – ***1/2 – $18.95 – An easy drinking blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. To say this wine is fruit driven is an understatement. You can almost feel the very ripe aromas of Cherry and Blackberry climbing out of the glass the moment the wine is poured. There is a little sweetness on the finish of this wine, but the sweetness is definitely amplified by the ripeness of the…

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