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Wine Picks January 27, 2020

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Sparkling Wine

Pelee Island Winery Bella 2018, Pelee Island, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A light, pretty blend of Pinot Noir and Auxerrois grapes in this sparkling rose from southwestern Ontario. Notes of field strawberries. Pair with roast chicken. Food pairings: creamy sun-dried tomato fettucine with shrimp, prosciutto wrapped parmesan chicken and raspberry almond tart.. Drink: 2019 - 2021 011597 12% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé 2018, Languedoc, Midi A.P., France: From the south of France a zesty Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah rosé with the emphasis on Grenache, and ideal for rosé because it matures easily and quickly, has vibrant aromatics, yet keeps its zesty acidity for food. Elegant, dry, medium-bodied and very satisfying with wild strawberry, ripe red berry, rose petal. citrus zest and light herb flavours on the palate. The bottle for this rosé was created in a competition for students at design schools in Paris. There is actually a rose shape cut into the glass on the bottom, as well as an elegant glass stopper on the top. Rosé food pairings: seared tuna, sushi, seafood nebayaki udon. Drink: 2019 - 2022 373985 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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