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Claria Calderone

Claria Calderone

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
1581 days ago

Claria scored this wine: 95/100

A terrific wine. Fresh and crisp with a hint and flavour of pineapples. I prefer this delicious wine shrimp & salmon, as it provides a perfect blend with its calm citrus taste.

La Marca Prosecco

Veneto D.O.C., Italy
1839 days ago

Claria scored this wine: 94/100

So after a festive holiday season, I was thankful for: A, family and the festive season, and B, for La Marca Prosecco! I got to enjoy plenty of this 'sparkling wonder' over the month of December and it was a treat. La Marca's newly introduced prosecco, came into the Ottawa market in October I found out, its full of flavor and fresh on the palate. Not heavy, light and crisp to the taste. Paired well as a started and as a finisher. There is a scent of green apple and lemon in it, but I think its the grapefruit finish you taste with each sip that makes this prosecco a hands down winner in my eyes, or taste buds. Highly recommended, especially as a gift cause your friends sure will love you for it!

1768 days ago

Claria scored this wine: 90/100

This wine had me praising Chile for doing it again! My second Santa Carolina this week and the pleasure was in every glass.This reserva is good, like really good! I paired it with sushi, particularly butter fish and it was a match made in sushi heaven. I think it has to be its long finish that has one enjoying every drop. A great recommendation as a go-to wine.

1748 days ago

Claria scored this wine: 90/100

My Favourite at Taste Ontario 2016! The name caught my attention, which then transcended into a memorable experience. On the nose the wine is sweet with a swift of vanilla. On the palate I believe is the vanilla flair, which is smooth, that creates such a silky finish. Not very acidic, which makes it the more pleasurable. There are cherry flavours on the palate which are added for the right touch. Very enjoyable wine.

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
1838 days ago

Claria scored this wine: 89/100

Just enjoyed this wine with lunch today. I must say I am a devoted, Kim Crawford Sauvignon fan, but this Whitehaven has me second guessing myself. I think it was the fact the wine is refreshing on the palate with a clean finish which lasts a while. Subtle and clean it its finish, myself and my guests equally enjoyed it with our different meal choices. It's a perfect 'go-to' wine for a luncheon. I sensed peach accents with every sip and a pleasant and not too strong tropical fruit aroma. It's truly a yummy wine to say the least. Thumbs up!

Claria Calderone

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Memorable Wine

La Maca Proseco


First Wine

Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc


Unusual Wine Experience

a Tempranillo always amazes me


Current Fav Wine

Kim Crawford Saugvinon Blanc & Bodacious

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award