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Jane Staples

Jane Staples Certified Sommelier

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-, Italy
1 day, 4 hours ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

This gorgeous bright orange liquor from Italy is the base for summer's favourite aperitif. I first tasted it in Verona, next in Prague and now, at home and cottage. It tastes both citrusy and herbal, slightly bitter. Ultra refreshing. Recipe: just add equal parts Prosecco and Aperol to a glass of ice, add a splash of soda and garnish with a slice of orange- presto - yum! Easy to see why it's such a hit! pssst...SAQ prices it lower...


Borsao Bole Garnacha Syrah 2015

Campo De Borja D.O., Spain
48 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

If you like Garnacha, you'll love this rich and intensely flavoured Garnacha Syrah blend. Bursting with ripe cherry, vanilla, espresso, pepper and smoke, it's a fullbodied mouthful of juicy flavours. Great acidity makes it a hit with grilled lamb kebabs or barbequed bison burgers. Excellent value at $16.95. @borsaobodegas Tasted July 2019

Five Vineyards

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2016

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

Jane scored this wine: 89/100

This delicious Cab Merlot is fruit-forward, with fragrant notes of ripe blackberry, red currant, vanilla and sage. Juicy acidity makes it food friendly. Try it with a mushroom risotto. A steal at its current price of $15.95! Tasted July 2019

Black Label Marlborough

Babich Wines Black Label Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
91 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

This Marlborough Pinot Noir gives a mouthful of classic PN flavours, fruit forward and well-balanced throughout. Racy acidity makes it very versatile with a variety of dishes, from duck to salmon to lamb. I never tire of NZ Pinot Noir; it's consistently delicious! Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine


Vidal Reserve Pinot Gris 2017

Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
91 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

A delicious and food friendly Pinot Gris made from sustainably farmed grapes. Gives ripe pear, apple, spice and nutty notes in a satiny mouthfeel. Enjoy with seafood stew, steamed lobster, falafels or grille dpork chops. Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

Jane Staples

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Memorable Wine

Perrier-Jouet Champagne on the plane home from Paris.


First Wine

Folonari Valpolicella


Current Fav Wine

Australian Shiraz-Grenache blends.

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