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Rarely will I publish a review of a wine that I did not enjoy; my taste is purely individual, as is your own. If I write about a particular wine, I do so because I also want you to try it.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wine for the Weekend

You’d like to believe that with the variety of wine available from such a wide range of regions, that competition would also dictate the need for quality.  But I spent much of yesterday afternoon sampling wines for this edition of Wine for the Weekend and to be very honest, many of them did not make the grade.  After a lovely dinner though, paired with an older bottle of Alsatian Riesling from the cellar, my palate was renewed and my tasting luck changed for the better – I really think that you will enjoy both of these well made selections: 
We start with one of the star white varieties from Ontario and follow with yet another tasty Spanish red, and this time it’s only 8 bucks!

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a wonderful weekend,       

2008 Fielding Estate, Gewürztraminer – NiagaraOntario

A zesty Gewürz from Niagara's Beamsville Bench displaying floral aromas and hints of passion fruit. The palate shows abundant lime zest and subtle amounts of spice with a curious nutty taste on the finish. Quite good.
$15.95 (146753) LCBO General List (dry)

2010 Castillo de Monséran, Garanache – Carinene, Spain

A nice fruit forward easy drinking casual sipper with aromas of plum and hints of chocolate.  Juicy to taste and refreshingly light with a pronounced blueberry sweetness and the slightest vegetal note that seem to complete the experience nicely.
$7.95 (73395) LCBO General List (dry)