Opening wineSteve Cranny, a graduate of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) program, has selected our Wine Review of the Week to celebrate National Waiter’s Day, May 21.

A toast to all those hard-working heroes of the restaurant industry! #NationalWaitersDay

Here’s Steve wine review and rating:

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Until I became involved in the Industry I had no idea how hard service professionals work to make other people happy. Steve Cranny

So in honour of National Waiter’s Day and all of those great service people I would like to recommend a wine that I have enjoyed across several vintages.

The Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino is a wonderful dark ruby wine that hits the palate like velvet. The last bottle that I had the opportunity to drink was a 2005.

It was a medium-bodied wine that tasted of dark cherries, blackberry, herbs and licorice. quotation-marks-right

This wonderful wine partnered well with pasta covered with meat sauce and topped with Pecorino cheese.

Rating: 91 points.