A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

March 2011


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March 29, 2011

Barbeque season is around the corner and a modern, rustic wine is perfect with grilled steak! At our Wine Sense Limited Edition wine tastings this year we used Crasto Douro Red ($20) to represent our Limited Edition Douro Tinto. This wine is lovely. From an old Portuguese winery, combining the traditional winemaking with the modern skills of the winemaker.


Winexpert uses the same indigenous grapes, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz to create the well structured, solid, yet fruit forward earthy combination, in their Limited Edition Portuguese Douro Tinto. This wine has a rich and vibrant palate with soft lingering tannins.

Regardless of how you like your steak, well seasoned and rare or well done (overcooked), the Douro Tinto is my selection, glass in hand when I fire up the grill. Try it with Chourico (Portuguese sausage) and red pepper pizza, amazing casual wine – and Douro Tinto is almost sold out, call your favourite Wine Sense location to reserve yours.


Victor, Manager (Wine Sense- McPhillips Street)

*Remember always put 6 bottles away for longterm storage.


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