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Tania Thomas CSW, WSET ADV

  Vancouver, BC

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First Wine

Fruity Zin's grown and vinified by my grandfather
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Unusual Wine Experience

At the age of 7, falling into the 500 litter oak barrel of fermenting grapes and sporting a lovely ...
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Current Fav Wine

Saint-Saturnin Le Clocher from sunny Languedoc


Great Canadian Wine Match 2014

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Pelee Island Winery Pelee Island Meritage 2010

VQA, Lake Erie North Shore, Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada

Reviewed: June 18, 2014


    My Review: This delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc comes from Canada’s southernmost point of Pelee Island. The island’s unique microclimate with a few frost days and plenty of sunshine year round allows for full ripening of these Bordeaux varietals. Full bodied, rich and juicy, it is bursting with aromas and flavours of black raspberries and blackcurrants. Great structure and bold tannins, just starting to soften. Hints of tobacco and chocolate on a long lingering finish. Excellent paired with grilled beef or lamb. Score: 87/100


    Jackson Triggs BC Reserve Viognier 2012

    Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada


      My Review: Beautiful British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a home to this world renowned winery. Its vineyards are surrounded by lakes and mountains, reaching the only Canadian desert to the far south. Grapes are fermented in stainless steel to preserve freshness. Crisp and refreshing, it delivers aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, orange peel and peaches with a hint of white pepper and musk. It is rich and creamy from the natural weight of the wine, rather than time spent in oak. Great companion to spring salads and lobster with creamy garlic sauce. Score: 89/100

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