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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde Certified Sommelier

Clasic Alb de Budureasca

Budureasca Clasic Alb de Budureasca 2019

Dealu Mare Cmd D.O.C., Romania
6 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Lovely and fresh! A delightful bouquet of lime, white flesh peach and hints of lychee fruit carry through to a zippy lime finish. Perfectly paired with fish tacos! Even more perfectly priced for Taco Tuesdays! Tasted April 2021.

Odyssey

Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Rosé Brut 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
58 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

A fun bubbly from BC’s Gray Monk Winery - made for celebrations big and small! Aromas of cranberry, citrus and buttered croutons swirl in the glass, carrying through to a zippy cranberry finish with a lively fizz. Wonderful paired with a variety of cheese boards or berry pecan salads. Tasted February 2021.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Raspberry Rhubarb

Ontario, Canada
60 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 88/100

For those looking to limit alcohol intake, or just taste summer in your glass, these fun and fruity wine cocktails from XOXO Peller Estates are sure to delight. Smells like springtime in a glass, when the first of Ontario raspberries and freshly cut rhubarb mix in the air. A lovely light fizz makes this a perfect cocktail to be enjoyed over ice, or add some more sparkling water and vodka for a little extra kick! Be sure to try their other flavours, including Strawberry Hibiscus and Peach Orange Blossom. Tasted February 2021.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Peach Orange Blossom

Ontario, Canada
60 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 88/100

For those looking to limit alcohol intake, or just taste summer in your glass, these fun and fruity wine cocktails from XOXO Peller Estates are sure to delight. Smells like The August long weekend in a glass, when freshly picked Ontario peaches and late summer blooms from the garden mix in the air. A lovely light fizz makes this a perfect cocktail to be enjoyed over ice, or add some more sparkling water and vodka for a little extra kick! Be sure to try their other flavours, including Raspberry Rhubarb and Strawberry Hibiscus. Tasted February 2021.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Strawberry Hibiscus

Ontario, Canada
60 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 87/100

For those looking to limit alcohol intake, or just taste summer in your glass, these fun and fruity wine cocktails from XOXO Peller Estates are sure to delight. Smells like July 1st in a glass, when freshly picked Ontario strawberries and the first lush blooms from the garden mix in the air. A lovely light fizz makes this a perfect cocktail to be enjoyed over ice, or add some more sparkling water and vodka for a little extra kick! Be sure to try their other flavours, including Raspberry Rhubarb and Peach Orange Blossom. Tasted February 2021.

Lynn Van Der Linde

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Memorable Wine

The 6th Sense Syrah

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First Wine

Valpolicella

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Current Fav Wine

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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