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Wine Picks February 1, 2023

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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.


Lakeview Wine Co. Mindful Rosé, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A low alcohol rose wine from the Niagara region made from Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. Very floral aromas of field strawberries and fresh fruit. Pair with seafood and grilled chicken. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken, pork kebabs, shrimp cold rolls with peanut dipping sauce. 25462 8% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. February 2023. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Nozeco Alcohol Free Sparkling, France: An alcohol free bubbly made from 90% Muscat and 10% Chardonnay grapes with flavours of peach, pear and citrus zest. A perfect pairing for apple cobbler and soft cheeses. Sparkling food pairings: charcuterie plate, cheese board, turkey sandwiches. 28152 0.5% M 750 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. February 2023. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Queenston Mile Vineyard Blanc de Noirs 2018, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Queenston Mile Vineyard Blanc de Noirs 2018 is a bubbly made from Pinot Noir grapes. With bready aromas, this bubbly is creamy with an elegant mousse showing baked pastry, apple and peach with nutty mineral flavours on the palate. A great pairing for fresh shellfish and creamy cheeses. Blanc De Noirs food pairings: smoked salmon, grilled shrimp, roast chicken, pasta Alfredo. Drink: 2023 - 2026 10139 12% D 750 mL $50.00 Score: 92/100. February 2023. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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