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Andrea Shapiro

Andrea Shapiro

Alpha Crucis Fiano 2017

South Australia, Australia
9 minutes ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

Citrus with wet stones, graphite and olive brine elements on the nose. On the palate splashes of white grapefruit and spice at the end. Pair with light cheese, olive tapenade cold mixed seafood salad. 88 points - tasted November 2018

Reif Estate Winery Semillon 2016

Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
16 minutes ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

An awesome example of Semillon from Reif Estates. From the Niagara River region, there is a light effervescence - fruity with yellow apples, ripe asian pears, yellow plums and white blossoms. Flavours show tree fruit, sultana raisins, fresh herbs and delicate refined minerality into the back. Acidity is well balanced and on the high side but has a full oily satisfying mouthfeel with a luscious medium minus body and finish. Pair with melted cheese fondue and creamy seafood dishes. 90 points - tasted November 2018

Laundry Vineyard

Southbrook Vineyards Laundry Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
31 minutes ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

Interesting! This is very good - tasted different than was apparent on the nose. Smoky strawberries and earth with red fruit flavours of pomegranate, raspberry, and light red plums. Acidity is medium and well balanced with the light body and medium minus finish echoing with raspberry leaves at the back. - pair with smoked meats and pate. 90 points - tasted November 2018

Brut Méthode Traditionelle

Joseph Cattin Brut Méthode Traditionelle Rosé

Alsace A.C., France
46 minutes ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 92/100

Medium bubbles and a delicate mousse with light toasty white strawberries, watermelon, biscuits and melon rinds. Flavours echo much of this with some watermelon fruity sweetness and yellow plums at the back. Pair with smoked salmon canapés and soft cheeses. 92 points - tasted November 2018

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand
57 minutes ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

Pale lemon green with traditional notes of kiwis, gooseberry, lemongrass and cilantro herbs. Flavours splash ahead with green apples, grapefruit, lemon peel, grass and flinty liveliness. Acidity is high, with a light body and finish with fine rocky minerals lingering in the finish. Pair with herbed chicken and goats cheese. 89 points - tasted November 2018

Andrea Shapiro

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Memorable Wine

A 10 year old Aglianico from Taurasi featured at the winemakers home


First Wine

Sauvignon Blanc


Unusual Wine Experience

Touring vineyards in southern Italy.


Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir and Rosé

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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