A Sense of Wine

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Are You Ready for Summer?

June 24, 2011

“Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for a good time?”

Do you know which movie theme this is? If you do, you’re from my generation.

 

Well I’m ready (and waiting) for the summer and I think it’s finally here- and I’m definitely ready for a good time. I have an assortment of wines aged and ready for summer enjoyment including my key go to wines: Island Mist Green Apple Riesling, Limited Edition Trio Blanca, Limited Edition Pacific Quartet, Limited Edition Petit Verdot and Selection Estate Series Ranch 11 Cabernet.

Why are these my go to wines?

The Island Mist Green Apple Riesling is the perfect beverage for those hot days on the patio. Slightly sweet and served on ice it’s the perfect refresher. Island Mist is also a little lighter in alcohol so it won’t wear you out in the sunshine.

The Limited Edition Trio Blanca and Pacific Quartet will pair perfectly with barbecued pork and chicken. The Trio Blanca is dry and the Pacific Quartet is off dry so I can pair with a variety of food styles and have something on hand for those  who drink dry or sweet.

My Limited Edition Petit Verdot and Estate Series Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon are both big, flavourful red wines and are my barbecued steak wines. Perfect!

 

Yes, summer and the warm weather are coming and the good times will definitely roll.

Cheers,

Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Highway)

By the way, the above is the theme from Meatballs, released in 1979. I think I’ll pair the Cabernet with Meatballs : )

 


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