Not Another – Not Another Turkey Post

Not Another – Not Another Turkey Post

This is not another turkey column… and it’s not “not another turkey column”. The video posted by Rick VanSickle is still one of my favorite commentaries on what to pair with Turkey. Let’s face it, Rick makes some great points. The most exciting herb or spice that sees most of the turkeys that are being cooked this year is maybe some sage? Or some thyme? Salt and pepper? Your potatoes are seasoned with cream? Salt…

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Norton Barrel Select

Norton Barrel Select

I had a chance to speak with the CEO of Bodega Norton Michael Halstrick about their 120th anniversary and Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina.  Sauvignon Blanc from South America is something that I’m certain will be popping up on a lot of peoples wine glasses over the next little while. 2013 Norton Barrel Select Malbec – LCBO 400556 – $12.95 – ***1/2 – Straightforward and fruit driven.  Many entry level Malbecs can start off with very…

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2011 Norton Reserva Malbec

2011 Norton Reserva Malbec

2011 Norton Reserva Malbec – Vintages 17061 – $17.00 – **** – While this wine may not age as long as a Premier Cru Bordeaux it will make a nice addition to a budding wine collection or if you’re looking for something to stock up on while sticking to a budget.  Pencil Shavings, Currant and Blueberry are what you find in the bottle with very firm tannin.  If you’re going to open this now make…

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