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Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Extraordinary value for the price point. Smokin! Robust and full-bodied and toasty. Deeply satifying. Perfect for your holiday parties. Drink: 2014-2016. 262261 12% XD 750 mL  $11.95 Score: 88/100. December 3, 2015 Best Value Sparkling Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
d'Arenberg D'arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: This robust Australian red wine is 50-50 blend of Shiraz and Grenache grapes with enticing aromas of fleshy black fruit, spice and pepper. It offers a long finish with polished tannins. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Drink: 2013-2018. 942904 13.90% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 25, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir 2012, Tasmania, Australia: Cherry-berry fleshy ripe yet not heavy: zippy and vibrant with mouth-awakening vivaciousness. Love Tasmanian Pinot Noir, and buy it whenever I can... Cool climate but still ripe Pinot that's a fraction of the cost of French Burgundy. Pair with pork tenderloin. 411512 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 25, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut Sparkling Wine, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Bc V.Q.A., Canada: This crisp and refreshing sparkling wine is a blend of about 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and a splash of Pinot Gris grapes, and is designated BC VQA. It spent two years resting on its lees to give it richness and creaminess that challenges the best of N.V. Champagnes. A zesty, refreshing bubbly with vibrant green apple notes. Clean finish. Great price. It offers low alcohol but lots of taste and a persistent mousse. Pair with oysters and mussels. Drink: 2015-2018. 206326 13% XD 750 mL  $28.95 Score: 93/100. November 14, 2015 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett 2014, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany: Beautiful peach blossom nose then a surprising but delightful juicy, mouth-watering attack on the palate that is ultra-refreshing. Medium-bodied with terrific refreshment in this classic German Riesling. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2015-2018. 160846 7.50% M 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 92/100. October 31, 2015 Top Rated White Wine. Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine Full Review
Attems Pinot Grigio 2014, Venezia Giulia, Friuli I.G.T., Italy: A terrific Pinot Grigio year after year with fresh, zesty aromas of lime, white pear and grapefruit. Mouth-wateringly perfect for grilled fish or calamari. Drink: 2014-2016. 707950 13% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 31, 2015 Top Rated White Wine. Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review
Oyster Bay Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine, Marlborough, New Zealand: Toasty and vibrant New Zealand sparkling wine with green apple. Zesty refreshment. Pair with fried chicken. Drink: 2015-2018. 163634 12% D 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 14, 2015 Best Value Sparkling Wine. Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionnelle 2009, Marlborough, New Zealand: All the grapes for this sparkling wine come from the Marlborough region. It's crisp and clean with lovely notes of green melon and green apple. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and vegetarian dishes. The winemaker Anthony calls 2009 a terrific vintage. Drink: 2013-2016. 381236 12% D 750 mL  $30.00 Score: 92/100. December 3, 2015 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Full Review
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava, Penedès D.O., Spain: Here's your sparkling wine for the summer (and year round)! Terrific value in this well-made, toasty and refreshing bubbly from Spain that's a third of the price of Champagne. Segura is one of the most respected producers of Cava, the Spanish name for sparkling wine. Terrific earthy aromas mingle with toasted almond and some green apple. Great aperitif or try it with roast turkey, fried chicken, or yes, even potato chips. Elegant, layered, refreshing. Drink: 2015-2018. 558825 12% D 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 92/100. November 14, 2015 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
Marques De Riscal White Regional Blended White 2008, Rueda, Spain  36822 12.50% D 750 mL  $12.85. July 18, 2008 Full Review
La Crema Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Fleshy cherry and dark spice with a long, naughty finish on this California Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied and satin smooth like lingerie. A supple red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Layered yet not heavy. This pinot has been one of my favourites for years. Satin seduction in a glass. Pair with roasted turkey or chicken. Drink: 2015-2018. 732040 13.90% XD 375 mL  $16.95 Score: 93/100. October 3, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review

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