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Paula Bernardino

Paula Bernardino

Relax Pinot Noir 2018

Pfalz, Germany
2 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 88/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a Pinot Noir from Germany. Typical light red colour with flavours and aromas of blackberry. Nice velvety structure. Paired well with roasted chicken. 12% alcohol. Nice cool bottle. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 14211132) at $13.95. Also available at the LCBO (LCBO#: 670546) at $13.95.

Meldville Syrah 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 91/100

Lovely Syrah from Meldville Wines located in Beamsville. A nice dark purple colour in the glass, I got aromas and flavours of liquorice with a delicious smoky finish. I paired it with a meat lover pizza. Nice mysterious label. VQA wine. Can also be purchased directly on the winery's website: http://www.meldvillewines.com/2017-syrah.html

Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyard

Leaning Post Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyard Riesling 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
4 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 95/100

This is a fantastic Riesling – probably one of my favourites. I loved that it was not too sweet which enhanced the aromas and flavours of citrus and green apples. Nice gold colour in the glass. Paired well with a vegetable sheppard’s pie (sweet potato, black beans, corn and mushrooms). Nice classy label. 11.4 alcohol. VQA wine. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 14503354) at $24.95. Also available at the LCBO (LCBO VINTAGES#: 644740) at $24.95. UPC: 28055 33252

Just One Rose

Rosehall Run Just One Rose 2019

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
5 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 95/100

This is a fantastic rosé – probably one of my favourites. A great blend of 75% Gamay Noir and 25% Pinot Noir. Fresh and juicy with explosive aromas and flavours of strawberries, it has a nice dark pink salmon colour in the glass. Great with appetizers to start off your evening. Paired well with salty mini quiches (spinach, bacon, veggie and cheese). Beautiful classy label. 11.5% alcohol. VQA wine. Can be purchased directly on the winery’s website: https://www.rosehallrun.com/just-one-rose UPC: 34328 00350

Cabeça de Toiro Reserva 2019

Tejo D.O.C., Portugal
9 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 95/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a lovely white from the Tejo wine region in Portugal. I love the blend of 50% Arinto with 25% Chardonnay and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. Nice light golden colour in the glass. Aromas and flavours of pineapple and tropical fruits. I paired it with vegetarian dishes: roasted brussel sprouts, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed squash and spinach empanadas. 13% alcohol. Sexy fun label. “Cabeça de toiro” means “head of the bull”. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 14145622) at $15.60.

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