A Sense of Wine

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November 2009


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November 25, 2009

Bob ThumbnailFor those of you who were unable to make our sold out Wine Sense Selection Limited Edition Wine Tastings, I’ve put together a list of the commercial equivalents that were tasted at the event.

For January’s Limited Edition South African Shiraz we use the Golden Kaan South African Shiraz (2007). It was paired with 85% cacao Chocolate and was a big hit.

For January’s California Lake County Trio Blanca we used Ménage A Trois from California. We had to order this in as it is not available in Manitoba. It was paired with hummus on pita bread.

Lot's of wine, food pairings and fun at the Limited Edition Wine Tastings!

Lot's of wine, food pairings and fun at the Limited Edition Wine Tastings!

For February’s Australian Petit Verdot we used the Deen de Bartoli Vat 4 Petit Verdot (2007) from Australia. It was paired with grilled beef strip loin- very tasty!

For March’s Pacific Quartet we used Rigamarole White (2008) from British Columbia. For this wine we offered a component food pairing. First the wine was tried with chevre goat cheese which accented the off-dry character. It was then tasted with honey which highlighted the wine’s zippy, acidity. This was a great example of how a wine can behave with different foods.

For April’s Italian Brunello we used Di Majo Norante Sangiovese (2007) from Italy. This wine was paired with chunks for Parmigiano Reggiano. When you think wine and cheese- think Italian Brunello and Parmigiano!

If you want to sample the above wines, they are available at local liquor marts and the private wine merchants and average at about $16 per bottle.

You can also visit our website to view Tim giving a brief video presentation about each wine (It’s the next best thing to being there). Remember, you can always speak to your friendly Wine Sense staff for advice in picking the Limited Edition wines that will best suit your tastes.

You’ll notice that I’ve included the vintage year of each wine and that they’ve all been aged- but that’s a blog for another day : )


Manager (Wine Sense- Springfield Road)

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