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Andrea Shapiro

Andrea Shapiro

13 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

A pale gold coloured sparkler with a pink hue and fine bubbles. An blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with aromas of peachy red apples, lemon zest, rose florals and minerals with abundant biscuit qualities. Flavours complement with red currant, pear and bright citrus with a creamy mouthfeel. Enjoy with smoked salmon canapes and soft cheeses.

Sandhill Winery Sovereign Opal 2019

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
25 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

A unique and fun off-dry white wine from Sandhill Estates Winery made from Sovereign Opal - a hybrid grape made crossing Merechal Foch and Golden Muscat. Suitable to withstand British Columbia’s Canadian winters! Elements of lychee, peaches and floral perfume dance around in the glass with flavours of bright tropical fruit, citrus and a touch of fresh herbs on the medium bodied finish. Would pair nicely with Sushi. California rolls, and stir fried cuisine. Enjoy!

Cuvee Catharine

Henry of Pelham Cuvee Catharine Rosé Brut

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
29 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 91/100

A bright blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for this traditional method bubbly Brut Rosé from Niagara’s own Henry of Pelham Estates. Cuvee Catharine is pale salmon in colour with strawberry, orange peel and toasted almond aromas. A fluffy pink mousse with flavours of red berries and melon that intertwined nicely alongside lasting citrus-driven acidity. Dry, crisp and great on its own but will also pair nicely with any white fish or salmon dish.

Argento Rosé 2020

Mendoza, Argentina
56 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 66/100

This decadent Rosé is abundantly dry and such a stellar value ($10.95) that it will take you away to a warm tropical paradise. Peachy, strawberry and pink citrus blossom aromas and flavours with melon and white peach lingering on a crisp, dry, medium bodied finish. A good pairing with sushi or salmon dishes. Enjoy! - tasted with the 2019 vintage in May 2021

Argento Rosé 2019

Mendoza, Argentina
56 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

From Argento winery and winemaker, Juan Pablo Murgia a blend of Pinot Grigio, Malbec and dominated by Syrah. Elements of red berry, orange peel and pink peony aromas. Dry and medium bodied with a zesty splash of mandarin orange peel and watermelon that lingers. Serve well chilled with smoked salmon canapes. - tasted in May 2021 with the 2020 vintage

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

It involved 80's music, and poisonous snakes! :D


Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir and Rosé

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