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Andrea Shapiro

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Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Brut Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
15 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

A vibrant bubbly from the Okanagan Valley’s Gray Monk Winery. Made from a blend of Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier this sparkling wine possesses a bevy of red fruit nuances - Strawberry, watermelon and honeydew. Light and dry with a spirited splash of fresh savoury herbs and crisp citrus with lingering toasty minerals carrying into the finish. Perfect for any festive occasion or as an accompanying sipper to enjoy with a variety of cheeses, seafood, smoked salmon and shrimp. Enjoy!


Pelee Island Winery Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020

South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
43 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 65/100

A pretty salmon hue with flecks of orange. Mildly effervescent with aromas of raspberry, strawberry preserves, copper mineral with a hint of cardboard watermelon rind and a fresh tarragon herb note. Flavours reveal pear, watermelon and orange citrus with a mild earthy orange bell pepper undertone. Pair with sauteed shrimp or butter chicken dish. - tasted December 2021

La Marca Prosecco

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

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 87/100

A fragrant prosecco with aromatic red apples, apricots and zesty honeyed grapefruit. Balanced acidity to match the fruit sweetness. Honey notes persist and offer some ripe pear and yellow apple touches on the finish. Try this with a cheese platter and fresh figs. Enjoy!

Sea Sun Chardonnay 2018

California, United States
49 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 91/100

An elegant, Californian Chardonnay courtesy of Sea Sun Winery. Overseen by the Wagner Family, this Chardonnay has everything you want in a Cali Chard. Ripe pears, meet delicious apples and buttery, toasty caramel carrying nicely throughout the medium body with a round, enveloping mouthfeel. Delicious! Try this with baked Trout amandine and butter poached seafood dishes. Cheers! - tasted November 2021

Sea Sun Pinot Noir 2018

California, United States
49 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

A fruity Pinot Noir with elements of dark cherries, smoke, red plum and toasted oak. Flavourful, with cherry nectar and smoky earthy spices lingering throughout the medium body and finish. Suitable to sip alongside meat and cheese charcuterie and grilled pork tenderloin.

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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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