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Adam Bekhor

Adam Bekhor

3020 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 89/100

The 2009 Mommessin Domaine de Champ de Cour is an amazingly fresh red made 100% from the Gamay grape. It has intense flavours of strawberry, red cherries and raspberries. It also has a well integrated spice notes, smooth soft tannins and great acidity. The trick to getting the most out of this wine is to put it in ice bucket for 20 minutes. Chilled Beaujolais is always better than one at room temperature! I would recommend pairing this wine with pastrami, beef stir-fry or chicken lo-mien. As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a mild cheese like a gouda. At $19.95, the 2009 Mommessin Domaine de Champ de Cour is a steal. This is another beautiful wine from another underappreciated region…but that’s just my opinion.

St. Joseph

Pierre Gaillard St. Joseph Syrah 2007

A.C., Rhône, France
3032 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 90/100

2007 Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph is an exceptionally crafted red wine. This full bodied powerful wine made from 100% Syrah has flavours of blackberries, black cherry, plum, spices and oak. It also has a well integrated seam of white and black pepper that is typical of well made red wines from the Northern Rhone. This wine is guaranteed to improve if allowed to age for another three to five years. I would recommend pairing the Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph with a grilled flank steak, homemade hamburgers or (for the more adventurous) venison. As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a Manchego. At $22.95, I highly recommend searching out the 2007 Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph. This is a beautiful wine from an under appreciated region

Fillaboa Albariño 2009

D.O., Rías Baixas, Spain
3033 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 92/100

The 2009 Fillaboa from Spain’s Rías Baixas region is an dry wine made from the indigenous Albariño grape. Albariño is a true hidden gem. Not many people outside the inner sanctum of the wine geek know the pleasure this white Spanish grape can give. This wine has intense flavours of lemon, green apple, with subtle floral notes and a smokiness that imparts a sense of complexity. The wine has good acidity and great minerality. This wine will definitely improve with a year or two of age. I would recommend pairing the Fillaboa with grilled shrimp, seared scallops or my favourite paella. As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a swiss or a Camembert. At $15.95, this is a good wine at a great value. I highly recommend searching out the 2009 Fillaboa before it disappears.

Vernaccia Di San Gimignano

Teruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia Di San Gimignano Vernaccia S. Gimignano 2007

D.O.C.G. Tuscany, Italy
3047 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 87/100

My “something new” comes in the form of a crisp white wine from Italy. The 2007 Teruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a light white wine with good acidity and flavours of citrus and slate. This would be a great aperitif or would go very well with seafood. At $15.95, there is no excuse not to try this wine. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

3047 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 88/100

This dry white from France’s Alsace region is a well-constructed wine with flavours of Granny Smith apple and great acidity. It would make a great brunch time wine that pairs well with a veggie frittata or even French toast. At $13.45, this wine is a fantastic value. It delivers a ton of flavour without being out of balance. I would highly recommend picking up a bottle or two of this wine

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Memorable Wine

1982 Chateau Lafite Rothchild....it lived up to all the hype

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First Wine

Manischewitz

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Unusual Wine Experience

1994 Guigal La Landonne in the Miramichi at a fishing camp with no electricity

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Current Fav Wine

Chablis

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