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Quevedo Rose Port  Portugal

Tasting Notes: To make this delicious rose port grapes are crushed, and within a few hours, the juice is decanted to limit contact with the skin to avoid too much color extraction; it fermented at a cold temperature for 10 days. The grapes used are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão. Quevedo's pink port shows a modest but fresh - floral nose. On the palate, spicy, fresh , integrated notes and round finish. A pleasure to drink.

Price: $24.99

 

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Three Finger Jack OV Zinfandel  USA

Tasting Notes: A great BBQ wine from the Lodi area of California. This is a luscious full-bodied red wine that combines ripe berry notes and pronounced jammy flavours. On the palate there’s notes of cherry jam mixed with dark plum and fig. On the nose there’s dark berries with hints of chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Ripe tannins add the necessary structure for pairing with food such as BBQ-marinated pork ribs, beef and vegetable skewers or T bone steaks. It would be good to chill this wine a little before serving.

Price: $24.99

 

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Giusti Rosalia Prosecco D.O.C.  Italy

Tasting Notes: This sparkling shows appropriately evanescent, with fine and lingering perlage. The colour is pale straw yellow with greenish glints. The nose is intense, fruity, with hints of Golden apple and lemon; prevailing floral notes of wisteria and acacia. Flavours are fresh, well structured, pleasant and harmonious on the palate. Excellent both as an aperitif and throughout the meal; always suitable for important occasions. I enjoyed this with east coast oysters.

Price: $16.99

 

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Ogio Zinfandel Rose  Italy

Tasting Notes: Ogio Zinfandel Rosé is a very refreshing wine with delicious strawberry and raspberry flavours and a slight sweet finish. Specially selected grapes were grown in south east Italy. Ideal with spicy food, fresh fruit desserts or simply on it’s own. At this time, by far one of my faves.

Price: $14.00

 

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Alvear Criadera “A”  Spain

Tasting Notes: Alvear Criadera A is a “Fino que va para Amontillado”, a very old fino made with Pedro Ximénez grapes with more than 12 years of biological ageing that has already started the oxidative ageing. It keeps the strength and energy of the “flor”, a “flor” that resists to die and that perfectly reflect the character and minerality of the “albariza” soils from the “Sierra de Montilla”. The nose is intense, clean and deep, with emerging hints of a young amontillado (dry fruits) over a classic fino structure (almonds, veil yeast…). The palate is very dry, expressive and powerful, with salinity notes, coming from the concentration of its long ageing process, and a silky finish. Due to it’s being very dry and high in salinity this would pair well with young to medium cheddars, ham, almonds and tapenade.

Price: $30.99

 

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