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Erika Houde-Pearce

Erika Houde-Pearce

2575 days ago

Erika scored this wine: 90/100

This was the first wine I ever loved. So much that it brought me to work at Sandbanks Estate Winery for a summer where my passion for wine began, so I owe a lot to it! Very smooth, very floral and fun! I often drink it on its own, but I have enjoyed it with mango salad and other light thai dishes.

Erika Houde-Pearce

Wine Blogger

Memorable Wine

Semillon from the Hunter Valley in Australia


First Wine

I wish I remembered


Unusual Wine Experience

I had wine made from 100% chilli peppers in Australia! No words can describe my reaction, I could not have anticipated anything like it!


Current Fav Wine

I really love Merlot, Pinot Noir and Gamay blends

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