Pairing Movies & Wines: Video Tasting

 

You can still purchase the Ontario or B.C. wines (or both!) with the time-limited discount here (stock up for holiday entertaining and gift-giving):

 

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Join me for my next online tastings:

 

Scary Great Pairings October 21

Holiday Hosting December 2

Chocolate and Wine Pairing February 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirty Bench Small Lot Pinot Noir 2019
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trius Distinction Baco Noir 2020
Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Gretzky Estates Baco Noir 2020
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peller Estates Private Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
Four Mile Creek, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Gretzky Estates Signature Pinot Noir 2017
British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Gretzky Estates Signature Series Okanagan Cabernet Merlot 2016
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Rooster Winery Reserve Meritage 2017
British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandhill Small Lot Syrah 2017
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray Monk Odyssey Meritage 2018
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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