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Paula Bernardino

Paula Bernardino

12 hours, 28 minutes ago

Paula scored this wine: 89/100

This was my weekend wine pick: Château des Charmes’ unoaked Chardonnay. Nice yellow-gold colour. Aromas and flavours of pineapple. Paired well with sauteed shrimp and scallop with linguine in olive oil. Nice classy label. 14.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 13796124) at $14.55

the good wine 2018

Beamsville, Ontario
7 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 91/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a rosé from The Good Earth in the Niagara Peninsula (Ontario) which I discovered at the winery. I followed the great suggestion to pair it with the Croque Monsieur of ham and cheddar. Nice salmon colour with aromas and flavours of strawberries. Beautiful attractive label. 12% alcohol. Available on the winery’s website: https://goodearthfoodandwine.com/product/2018-rose/

14 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 92/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a delicious rosé from Moldova – blend of Syrah, Feteasca Neagra and Tempranillo. This is a wine I discovered at Montreal’s La Grande dégustation wine event. Pink-salmony colour. Nice flavours and aromas of raspberries. Paired well with shrimp and codfish cakes. Beautiful label. 14% alcohol. Available by private import through Les Filles du Vigneron Inc.

21 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 89/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a red from the Portuguese wine region of Douro. A red blend of typical Portuguese varietals: 50% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional and 25% Tinta Roriz. Dark purplelish colour. Aromas and flavours of dark berries. Full-bodied with a hint of spice. Paired well with chicken and chourizo paella. Beautiful nice label. 14% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 13211894) at $20.65.

Intrinsic 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington State, Usa
28 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 87/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley in Washington State. Aromas and flavours of dark cherries and hint of spices. Paired well with grilled salmon and grilled vegetables. Beautiful original and creative label. 14,5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 13991501) at $29.95

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