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Gwen Barton

Gwen Barton

Strewn Winery Pinot Blanc 2018

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
56 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

Good value, food friendly wine from Niagara. Tropical and stone fruit aromas with a whiff of white flower blossoms. Pineapple and peach flavour notes with flinty finish. Smooth mouth feel. Serve well chilled with baguette, soft cheese and mild cold cuts.

Red Blend

Relax Red Blend 2018

Rheinhessen, Germany
60 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

Very interesting tasting experience. Red blend from Germany’s Rheinhessen region. Rich flavours of ripe cherries and plums. Some definite sweetness, though comes across as light-bodied. Light acidity and soft tannins add some basic structure. Try serving slightly chilled and paired with salmon pate or mild soft cheese.

Relax Riesling 2019

Mosel, Germany
61 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 89/100

Fruit forward and off-dry. A nice example of Mosel Valley Riesling. Aromatic and flavourful with notes of apples, apricot and hint of citrus. And at an excellent price point! This wine would hold up nicely with Asian cuisine.


Relax Bubbles

Mosel, Germany
66 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

A refreshing sparkling wine at a crazy affordable price. Lemon-lime and apple with a hint of nuttiness on the nose, followed by ripe pineapple and citrus flavours. Some sweetness. Soft, abundant mousse. Overall a very pleasant wine. Pair with plain potato chips to accentuate the tasting experience.

66 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

A fruit forward Cab/Shiraz blend. Aromas of plum and sweet cherry. Some more dark fruit on the palate with hints of sweet spice and cocoa. Decent finish with some fruity sweetness and lingering soft tannins. A good value wine. Paired very well with Mediterranean Pizza!

Gwen Barton

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award