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Trent Mayers

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Le Orme

Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2016

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
50 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 88/100

Barbera is a lesser known wine from Piedmont that is ready to drink with no aging necessary. It has tannins in lower range and high acidity that make it wonderful with food. Expect some fruity dark cherry, sweet spices, and licorice from this red. Pairs beautifully with tomato based dishes with cheese like Chicken Parmesan with a side of pasta. Drink now or hold short term. 3.5+ stars out of 5.

Centenario

Bodega Toro Winery Centenario Malbec 2019

Mendoza, Argentina
50 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 86/100

This medium bodied Malbec is a good value at under $10 for your end of summer BBQs. Expect aromas and flavours of blackberry, black cherry, black currant, and spice with quite high acidity and moderate tannins. Finishes with a bit of herbaceous note. Pair it up with hearty fare like grilled sausage with sweet pepper, mushrooms, and onions. No need to hold this one; drink now. 3.5 stars out of 5.

Pisari

Masserie Pisari Primitivo 2017

Salento, Puglia I.G.T., Italy
59 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 88/100

Deep ruby in colour, this wine delivers with ripe tannins and intense black fruits like dark plum and blackberry along with some prune, black pepper, and sweet baking spice. Meaty pizza or pasta will suit, but for some real fun, try it with a well marinated, grilled flank steak. 3.5+ stars out of 5.

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
59 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 91/100

Looking for a red for your grilled Portobello mushrooms or BBQ rib eye? Look no further than this deeply coloured, richly flavoured Cab from the warm maritime climate of Margaret River, Australia. Dry and full bodied with intense cassis, black cherry, red currant, vanilla, smoke, and a little green herb in the background. 4 stars out of 5.

Burger Blend

13th Street Burger Blend Gamay Pinot Noir 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
59 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 87/100

Big on ripe red fruits, but lightish on tannins; this wine will be the hit of your summer party (and the bonus is it’s a great value). It will suit your casual summer fare, whether it is burgers, sausage, or pizza. 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Memorable Wine

Burgundy (Clos Vougeot)

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First Wine

First good wine was a bottle of Beaujolais.

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Unusual Wine Experience

Tasting at Vineland Estates in 1985 when the tasting room was the farmhouse kitchen.

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Current Fav Wine

Chimeres from SW France

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