In this CTV News at Noon chat, we chat about pairing wine with the season as often in the spring and summer, we enjoy lighter wines with seafood and salads.

Balthasar Ress Kabinett Riesling

 

Balthasar Ress Kabinett Hattenheimer Schützenhaus Riesling 2011, Prädikatswein, Rheingau, Germany

Love it! Ripe peach and pear edge with lime zest. Medium-bodied and delightful. Pair with just about anything but for starters try seafood, medium curries and spices, Asian dishes. Drink: 2013 – 2019 735241 10% M 750 ml. $17.95 Score: 92/100.

Reichsgraf Von Kessel

 

Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese 1999, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany

Sweet with ripe apricot and honeysuckle notes. Light-bodied and aromatic. Great with very spicy and hot dishes. Food matches: blue-veined cheeses, spicy sushi. Drink: 2012 – 2016 313502 8.5% MS 750 ml. $19.95 Score: 88/100.

 

 

However, when it comes to barbecues, we love those full-bodied red wines that also pair well with hearty meat dishes. Here are some tips on how to discover mouth-watering matches.09_rosewood_pinot_noir_reserve

 

Rosewood Estates Natural Fermentation Reserve Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Tart cherry and cranberry on the nose, with some toasty vanilla spice notes on the palate from oak aging. Medium- to full-bodied and smooth. Nice finish. Will cellar for 3-4 years. Drink: 2012 – 2016. 318345 13% XD 750 ml. $39.95 Score: 90/100.

Bonterra Pinot Noir 2010

 

Bonterra Pinot Noir 2010, Mendocino County, California

This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Lovely cherry-berry flavours on the nose and palate. Fleshy sweet berry fruit unfurls on the palate with luscious, full-bodied layers of pleasure. Finishes long and lovely. Drink with planked salmon. Drink: 2013 – 2016 317685 14.1% XD 750 ml. $19.95 Score: 91/100.

 

 

 

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