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Jay Denney

Jay Denney

6 days ago

Jay scored this wine: 93/100

A favourite at YOWine's Zins tasting, this blend is quite full-bodied and tannin-rich for a Zin. Plenty of strawberry, raspberry, dark chocolate and a faint hit of menthol.

Ten Of Cups

Banshee Ten Of Cups Sparkling

California, United States
6 days ago

Jay scored this wine: 89/100

This a very tasty California bubbly, currently on discount at LCBO. Nice and crisp, with fine bubbles. Flavours of citrus and apple with a hint of gingerbread.

Explorer Pinot Noir 2022

Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
6 days ago

Jay scored this wine: 91/100

Fantastic value for a Central Otago Pinot! This one is well balanced and comes loaded with Chelan cherry and floral notes, and a smooth finish.

281 days ago

Jay scored this wine: 90/100

What a lovely find! This Lebanese wine blends the native Obaideh varietal with Muscat and Viognier. The end result is a crisp white with notes of lemon preserves, rosehip and passionfruit. Bring on the shawarma and stuffed grape leaves!


Serafino GSM 2019

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
281 days ago

Jay scored this wine: 91/100

A nice new world take on CdP, this blend offers up berries, plum pudding and spice box.

Jay Denney

Memorable Wine

Many to choose from, for different reasons. Top 5 (in no real order), 1995 Krug Clos du Mesnil, 2001 Amon-Ra, 2005 Rollingdale Pinot Gris Icewine, 1990 Vega Sicilia, 1995 Moulin Touchais


First Wine

When I was 17, my cousin gave me a taste of '92 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay, and '85 Batasiolo Barolo. Both were revelations.


Unusual Wine Experience

Picking icewine grapes in the middle of the night in -15 weather.


Current Fav Wine

Reds from the Barossa and Langhorne Creek regions still own my wine heart.





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