Get Out of Your Wine Rut in 2014: Try These Wines

Mil VientosWhat are the best wines to try in 2014? Want get out of your wine rut? That’s our wine topic on the CTV News video clip above.

We looked at great wines to try based on what you already like, similar to how Amazon recommends books: if you like this one, then you might like that one. Let me know about a new wine that you discovered this year in the comments below.

Mil Vientos Bodega Merced Del Estero Torrontés Wine Review
San Juan, Argentina

Beautiful orange blossom and floral notes on the nose followed by perky, mouth-watering acidity on the palate for a variety of dishes. Packed with flavour yet not heavy: medium-bodied. Terrific price! If you like a floral Riesling, try wines based on the white grape Torrontes from Argentina. Torrontés food pairings … full wine review and rating

Blasted Church Pinot Gris


Blasted Church Pinot Gris Wine Review
V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Fresh, crisp and clean with lime, green apple and white tart peach. Great aperitif or companion to seafood. If you like a crisp Pinot Grigio, try this equally refreshing Pinot Gris. Mouth-watering acidity … full wine review and rating




Bründlmayer Kamptaler Terrassen Gruner Veltliner Wine Review
Kamptal, Austria

Ultra-refreshing with lime green aromas and flavours. Terrific acidity for food. Great zestiness, especially if you already love Sauvignon Blanc. This winery’s vineyards are planted in the middle of the Kamp Valley, which is 75 kilometres northwest of Vienna, and they face the Kamp river on steeply terraced plantings. The result is intense ripening during the days, with cool nights to preserve … full wine review and rating



Errazuriz Reserva Carmenere Wine Review
Maipo Valley, Chile

Herbal, cedar and blackberry-rich. Full-bodied and smooth with a savoury, chewy note for hearty meat dishes. Think of this as merlot-plus. Carmenere food pairings … full wine review and rating




Rosenblum Zinfandel Wine Review
Paso Robles, California

Full-bodied, vibrant and smooth with fleshy ripe blackberry and plum aromas and flavours. This is a great wine to try if you love shiraz. Great wine for pizza night … full wine review and rating

Vino Alicia



Viña Alicia Paso De Piedra Malbec Wine Review
Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Full-bodied with black and purple plums. Try this red wine is you love robust cabernet. A pleasantly bitter finish … full wine review and rating


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Juan Gil 4 Meses De Cepas Viejas Monastrell Wine Review
D.O., Jumilla, Spain

Deal of the Century! Full-bodied, juicy, savoury and delicious. Loaded with dark wild blackberries, purple plums and forest-deep cherries and cedar. This is a great wines for those who like cabernet-shiraz blends. The 4 Meses translate to 4 months and correspond to how long the wine was aged in a mix of French and American oak, which imparts the wine with … full wine review and rating

Paiman Reserva Tannat


Paiman Reserva Tannat Wine Review
Chañarmuyo Valley, La Rioja, Argentina

Full-bodied with black earthy, hickory smoke and tar. Dark fruit aromas and flavours penetrate the depth of this wine. This is perfect for lovers of amarone. Tannat food pairings: pulled pork, rare steaks, beef ribs … full wine review and rating


The Wolftrap


The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier Wine Review
South Africa

A full-bodied, juicy wonder with big black fruit and some cedar forest. Mouth-watering and delicious. Try this red wine if you already enjoy shiraz. Great price … full wine review and rating


Henry of Pelham


Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Baco Noir Wine Review
VQA, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

A medium-bodied red with attractive dark red berry and plum aromas. Round and supple. Henry of Pelham ups its game every year on baco. This is terrific! Perfect for shiraz or zinfandel lovers. Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of … full wine review and rating



Diemersfontein Pinotage Wine Review
W.O., Wellington, South Africa

Big oak and mocha-chocolate notes on the nose continue on the palate from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and hulky with a satisfying mouth-filling weight. This is the ideal red for coffee lovers given the espresso finish. Distinctive squared. Try this if you love well-oaked cabernet. Pinotage food pairings: wild mushroom risotto, venison stroganoff … full wine review and rating



Versado Peter Gamble & Ann Sperling Malbec Wine Review
Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Peppery and full-bodied with blackberry, some mint, some smoke and dark spice on the nose. Intriguing and robust and velvet smooth texture. Savoury, juicy and long on the finish. Terrific with a wide range of meat dishes. Good bones and breeding. Great for those who enjoy oak-aged shiraz. Malbec food pairings … full wine review and rating




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