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Andrea Shapiro

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Dom Bueno

Bodega del Abad Dom Bueno Mencía 2013

Bierzo D.O., Spain
68 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

A pretty nose with a layered bouquet of dark plum, boysenberry, leather, toasted hazelnuts and orchid florals and plummy chocolate. Flavours reveal cherry compote reduction, blackberry pie filling, spicy earth and dried thyme. Medium acidity, body and medium plus velvety tannins and finish. - Revisiting after decanting and is continuing to evolve: super toasty with additional vanilla bean and toasted coconut on the palate. A superb barbecue and grilled meat pick.

Wairau Valley Reserve

Villa Maria Wairau Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
72 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 92/100

Dry and crisp with ample gooseberry, kiwi and lemon zest notes. Mouthwatering with light granite minerality and zesty acidity with lingering dry citrus fruit and fresh herbs on the palate. A great pairing with roasted rosemary chicken. - tasted September 2022

Pelee Island Winery Baco Noir 2019

Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada
72 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 86/100

Dark purple in colour with blackberry and cherry on the nose and sugar coated blueberries, blackberry jam and smoke present on the palate. Easy drinking with a medium body, acidity and comfy tannins. Pair with fully loaded grilled burgers. - tasted September 2022

72 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

A crisp and lively Muscadet with aromas of peach, melon, wet rocky stones and chives. On the palate oodles of citrus, green apple and mouth watering salinity. An organically made and produced food friendly sipper. Perfect for seafood, steamed mussels or fish grilled with fresh herbs.

Cellar Selection

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
85 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

Aromas of wet stone, lemon and grass with flavours of peach, lime citrus, lemongrass, tropical fruit and mineral notes on the light finish. Medium bodied with crisp acidity. A great pairing with seafood dishes. - tasted September 2022

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!


Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir and Rosé





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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