September 12 – 2013 Calliope Sauvignon Blanc – 2013 13th Street Red Palette

September 12 – 2013 Calliope Sauvignon Blanc – 2013 13th Street Red Palette

2013 13th Street Red Palette – Vintages 249458 – $15.95 – ***1/2 – The nose on this wine is Raspberry jam. This is made to be enjoyed now with no cellaring necessary. The flavours in the glass are Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry and as with the nose very ripe and jammy. The finish has a slight savory edge to this which has me thinking red meat as a pairing. Unpretentious and tasty I will be…

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Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Let’s face it.  Valentine’s Day can be a pain if you don’t know how to cook.  If you didn’t make reservations ahead of time you could be stuck waiting for a table for a very long time.  I am here to save you… Not to mention if you eat at home you have more money to buy a better bottle of wine (yes… this is how my brain works… no… you shouldn’t be surprised).  Here…

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Wine Review January 31 – 2012 Bachelder Bourgogne Chardonnay – 2013 Calliope Figure Eight

Wine Review January 31 – 2012 Bachelder Bourgogne Chardonnay – 2013 Calliope Figure Eight

This is a special review this week… and not Ontario as you can see.  But they still have Canadian connections. 2012 Bachelder Bourgogne Chardonnay (France) – Vintages 272005 – $35.95 – ****1/2 – This is very nice Chardonnay.  Both on the nose and in the glass this is perfect harmony between clean citrus notes and big buttery vanilla that fills your whole mouth.  The acidity on this wine is very nice leaving you with just…

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