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TASCA D'ALMERITA, REGALEALI BIANCO, ITALY

Why We Love This Wine:

Regaleali Bianco is a great classic wine with its unmistakable Rhenish style bottle. This wine is a blend of three local varietals, cultivated on the high hills: Inzolia, Grecanico and Catarratto, with a small addition of Chardonnay. This famous estate has been making this blend of local white grape varieties for over 50 years, and they get it right. The wine is balanced, refreshing and loaded with peach, ripe lemon and apricot flavours. A perfect wine to sip on a hot summer day!

About The Winery:

Tasca d'Almerita is a wine producer with vineyards distributed around Sicily. The company's history dates back to 1830. After the two wars of the last century, proprietor Count Guiseppe Tasca began to focus on quality and enhance several local varieties; Nero d’Avola, Catarratto, Perricone, and Grillo. Today, its wines are exported to four continents.

Food Pairings:

This wine is excellent as a sipping wine but also pairs well with antipasti, ceviche, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, and Asian cuisine.

Somm Hint:

This is a genuinely delicious white! Chill well!!

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FOURTH WALL WINES, PINOT GRIS, ONTARIO, CA

Why We Love This Wine:

Pinot Gris is merely the alternative French name for Pinot Grigio. Pinot Gris is usually more fruit-forward and rich, while Pinot Grigio is often more citrusy, light and fresh. Joel Wilcox has found a fine balance between the two. The wine has flavours of crisp green apple, Asian pear and apricot, with a zesty lime finish—a wine for any day and everyone.

About The Winery:

Fourth Wall Wines is the novel vinous project from Joel Wilcox, turning out bottles made collaboratively with different winemakers and different vineyards. The plan is to make limited wines honing in what can be achieved in Niagara’s climate and vineyards; lower alcohol, higher  acid, restrained oak, and the fruit teased out to shine a light on the different sites of origin.

Food Pairings:

Fish and shellfish are classic pairing partners with Pinot Gris. Try it with sushi, steamed mussels, or even seared white fish with lots of butter!

Somm Hint:

Serve well chilled to preserve the freshness.

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TIN BARN, ‘R8’ CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA, USA

Why We Love This Wine:

A joint venture by Canadian and American wine lovers, sourcing fruit from highly reputable California vineyards, small lots of wine are created with fine attention to detail. This is not your ordinary “Cali Chard” with overly ripe, jammy fruit. The wine is crisp and fresh on the palate with citrus, apple and pear notes, a hint of roasted hazelnut and finishing with a touch of lemony creaminess.

About The Winery:

Toronto native Mike Lancaster founded Tin Barn. When Mike fled the corporate world, he did so on two wheels, pedalling through some of the world's most fabled wine regions. Returning to Toronto a year later, he knew he’d never wear a suit and tie again. In 2000, Mikel launched Tin Barn Vineyards, located in a hidden warehouse district adjacent to Sonoma Skypark. After 20 years of winemaking, Mike is in-demand as a consulting winemaker. Many ‘cult wines’ are made under Mike’s respected mentorship here at Tin Barn.

Somm Hint: 

Once the bottle is open, keep it out from the fridge or chiller. The wine becomes much more aromatic as it starts to warm up.

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CHÂTEAU PESQUIÉ, ‘QUINTESSENCE’ BLANC, FRANCE

Why We Love This Wine:

The Ventoux Quintessence Blanc is a blend of 80% oak barrel fermented Roussanne and 20% stainless steel tank fermented Clairette. Delicate notes of buttery stone fruits, white flowers, toasted spice, and a touch of earthy garrigue. Beautiful on the palate as well, it’s medium to full-bodied balanced by clear acidity and hints of lemon and lime zest, and has plenty of mid-palate depth followed by a great finish.

About The Winery:

Château Pesquié is a pioneering estate in the Côtes de Ventoux AOC, an appellation in the Rhône Valley established in 1973 that sits beneath Mont de Ventoux: the highest massif in Provence (1912m above sea level) and is known as a subject of Petrarch’s poetry and, more recently, as the gruelling peak of the Tour de France. Frédéric Chaudière and his brother Alexandre together run the estate. Both brothers, with great love for their wines and passion for quality, are currently seen as pioneers of their region and are a shining example for the Ventoux appellation.

Food Pairings:

A white wine you can pair with lighter meat, roasted poultry, pork dishes, and chard smokey vegetables

Somm Hint:

Let the wine gradually warm up in the glass to bring out the aromatics of this wine.

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RAZA, VINHO VERDE, PORTUGAL

Why We Love This Wine:

In the Vinho Verde Region, Raza Vineyard has a microclimate provided by mountains in the west that prevent Atlantic winds' influence. Therefore, the weather is less rainy, which means that the vineyard is subject to more sun than perhaps other vineyards in the Vinho Verde Region, an important factor for the development of the vine. This attractive, fruity, light wine is classic, just slightly spritzy Vinho Verde. Its citrus flavour is lifted by bright acidity and a fine, zesty texture.

About The Winery:

Quinta da Raza Winery has been family-run for four centuries and is owned by the Teixeira Coelho Family. Now Diogo Teixeira Coelho, the fifth generation of the family, runs the winery. He has been passionate about vineyards and wine since childhood, which is visible in his work. The winery combines traditional values with modern and innovative techniques to produce high-quality wines.

Food Pairings:

Cilantro! Fish tacos, cilantro-lime chicken, salsa, ceviche and Japanese like, California rolls, teriyaki bowls, edamame salad

Somm Hint:

Traditionally Vinho Verde is made lightly sprizy.

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JEAN-YVES BRETAUDEAU, SAUVIGNON BLANC, LOIRE, FRANCE

Why We Love This Wine:

A lovely, refreshing and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with complex flavours of bright citrus fruit. Peach and stone fruits shine through with a subtle Herbaceous nose. Surprisingly textured on the palate while maintaining bright acidity and a perfect hint of minerality on the finish.

About The Winery:

Domaine du Colombier is a fourth-generation sustainable winery with 80 acres of vines in the Loire Valley. Just over half of Jean-Yves Bretaudeau's production is Melon de Bourgogne for Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, and the rest is a variety of red and white grapes planted in Vin de Pays. We've tasted all the wines before, but Bretaudeau's Blanc was so good that we decided to opt for this.

Food Pairings:

Goat cheese! Creamier, the better.

Somm Hint:

Chill well and keep it chilled!

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ANTICA ENOTRIA, ROSSO PUGLIA, ITALY

Why We Love This Wine:

Antica Enotria Rosso Puglia is the organic wine made from Montepulciano, Nero di Troia and Sangiovese grapes. Rustic but fresh Italian red. Earth and leather with bursts of cherry and ripe raspberry. A delicious weeknight treat!

About The Winery:

Antica Enotria was founded in 1985 by Raffaele Di Tuccio who today runs the estate with his wife Antonia and son Luigi. After several years of reviving the 18th-century farmhouse on their property, Raffaele, Antonia, and Luigi set about converting their entire estate to sustainable and organic viticulture in 1993. Their goal was and remains to be to make wine that accurately represents Puglian terroir (often masked by over-ripe fruit and oak) and to farm with nature’s rhythms.

Food Pairings:

It works brilliantly by itself, or as a partner to pizza, pasta and much else besides.

Somm Hint:

This rather elegant wine can be served in Burgundy (bowl shape) wine glasses.

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GUARDIAN PEAK, MERLOT, SOUTH AFRICA

Why We Love This Wine:

The Guardian Peak Merlot displays a textbook style of new world Merlot. Bold red fruit on the nose, cranberry and pomegranate with thyme. A juicy combination of fig, red currant and black plums on the palate balances with savoury flavours of tobacco, cedar, and licorice (6 months on oak). A superbMerlot with a round, juicy finish.

About The Winery:

Guardian Peak is named after the towering peak on Stellenbosch Mountain. It was founded in 1998 by Jean Engelbrecht, who combined his knowledge of international wine markets with his experience at his family wine estate in Stellenbosch to create a range of everyday-drinking, fresh and approachable wines. Two decades later, they pride themselves on producing sustainable wines of consistent quality that are friendly and easy to enjoy.

Food Pairings:

A perfect casual sipper. It pairs nicely with a delicious classic hamburger.

Somm Hint:

Whenever you decide to drink this wine is the right time.

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RABL, ST LAURENT, AUSTRIA

Why We Love This Wine:

St Laurent is local to Austria. This small-berried vine yields cherry-flavoured wines that have been compared to a deeper-coloured, meatier version of Pinot Noir.  This beautifully balanced St. Laurent has an elegant nose of raspberries and a hint of vanilla, a dense body, dry with soft tannins. It was matured in old oak barriques, which gives it textual roundness without any evidence of the oak remaining. Juicy and fresh, but a serious red.

About The Winery:

The Rabl Winery can be traced back to 1750, when it was a traditional mixed farm. In 1986 Rudolf Rabl junior (Rudi), joined his father Rudolf senior at the winery. From this moment on, the joined efforts of father and son allowed to expand the size of the winery from then 20 ha to now 80 ha of estate vineyards. Not only has the size grown, but the reputation has also grown with it, as numerous national and international awards prove. Weingut Rabl exports 50% of its wines and is, therefore, one of the best-known Austrian wineries worldwide.

Food Pairings:

It tastes delicious with few snacks such as olives, salumi and cheese

Somm Hint:

St. Laurent was named after St. Lawrence's Day - August 10th – the day when the grapes begin to change colour.

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MONTIRIUS, CÔTES DU RHÔNE, FRANCE

Why We Love This Wine:

Montirius is the 1st Biodynamic Southern Rhône Valley Estate. To let the Terroir and the grape express their flavour, they only use concrete vats (also rare in the region). This 80% grenache/20% syrah from 25-year-old vines are wonderfully balanced here. On the nose, it reveals the aromas of cherries and raspberries and leads to a fresh, spicy, lingering finish on the palate.

About The Winery:

MONTIRIUS is a family estate for six generations in Southern Rhône Valley. MONTIRIUS is part of the surname of each of Christine and Eric SAUREL’s children: MON (Manon) - TI (Justine) - RIUS (Marius). Christine & Eric SAUREL, with their two daughters, Justine & Manon, converted the entire estate to biodynamic culture in 1996. The first certified biodynamic estate in the region.

Food Pairings:

Simple meat dishes like marinated flank steak or grilled sausage with herb roasted potato

Somm Hint:

Serve slightly chilled. We tend to drink red wines at room temperatures, but inreality cellar temperature should be the rule of thumb for serving red wines.

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BROWN BROTHERS, ‘WINDMILL’ SHIRAZ, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Why We Love This Wine:

Brown Brothers harvest this Shiraz from a vineyard planted in rich volcanic soil near the Mount Camel Ranges in Victoria. The distinctive soil distinguishes this wine and allows rich, earthy notes to tone down the concentrated saccharine associated with Australian Shiraz. We love this wine for its generous darkplum and blackberry notes enhanced by cedar and spice. Soft and velvety tannins with an elegant finish.

About The Winery:

One of Australia’s pioneering wine families dates back to 1889. The Brown Brother’s Windmill has stood proudly at Milawa for over 150 years. It has drawn pure water from the deep, mountain-fed spring and reliably nourished their vineyards. The old Windmill is a tribute to the pioneering days of their past and their family’s ongoing dedication to exceptional winemaking.

Food Pairings:

BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!

Somm Hint:

Serve this wine in larger wine glasses or give a quick decant.

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DOMINIO DE PUNCTUM, ‘SIN SULFITOS’ TEMPRANILLO, SPAIN

Why We Love This Wine:

Organic and biodynamic with no added sulphites. This Punctum Sin Sulfitos is a modern and fruity Tempranillo from La Mancha, Spain. Notes of sour cherry, red plum, dried rose, pastrami, chocolate and cedar. This stylish Spaniard delivers a medium body, a great balance and a fruity finish.

About The Winery:

Dominio de Punctum is a family-owned company founded by three siblings: Jesus, Ruth, and Cristina. For years they worked to achieve their dream of producing quality Organic and Biodynamic wines in their family’s old vineyards. In 2005, this dream came to fruition when their estate and winery were established.

Food Pairings:

Great wine for weekend bbq or weekday pasta and pizza.

Somm Hint:

Serve slightly chilled, especially on a hot day.

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REMOLINOS VINEYARD, DECERO MINI EDICIONES TANNAT, ARGENTINA

Why We Love This Wine:

This wine has great aromatic intensity, displaying wild blueberry combined with quince notes and spices. A Tannat with deep body and structure; blackberry, earthy, coffee and leather notes. This wine has potential for extensive ageing.

About The Winery:

Remolinos Vineyard is located in the Mendoza region at an amazing elevation of 3500 feet. A truly one-of-a-kind vineyard where each vine and grape are nurtured by hand. Sustainable and sensitive winemaking without compromise. The unique natural attributes of the Remolinos Vineyard shine through in their single vineyard wines, handcrafted Decero ‘from scratch’.

Food Pairings:

The acidity is intense, get some steak to round this one out.

Somm Hints:

‘Remolinos’ means whirlwinds. Those winds keep the grapes dry and in perfect condition before being handpicked by the vintner.

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TELMO RODRIGUEZ, AL-MUVEDRE TINTO MONASTRELL, SPAIN

Why We Love This Wine:

Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is reserved and quiet, subtly woody and savoury with a note of sage, a hint of pepper, while the palate is rich and chewy and has some texture and density, partly due to abundant tannins. The tannins are ripe and supple, extending the length of the palate. A more earthy, savoury and solidly-textured style of red. It grew and grew in the glass and was a most delicious wine, soft and rich, fleshy and beautifully balanced.

About The Winery:

Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions. Perhaps most impressive, while Telmo Rodriguez makes rare and limited wines of astonishing character and quality, his everyday wines have been equally praised, and widely recognized for the tremendous value they offer.

Food Pairings:

Served slightly chilled, this is a treat that pairs with a host of barbecue fare.

Somm Hints:

Monastrell (also known as Mourvedre or Mataro) here south of Cataluña along Spain’s East coast. The wine is produced from high altitude plantings of bush vines grown in sandy loam soil. 

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PATRICK LAMBERT, CHINON GOURMANDISE, FRANCE

Why We Love This Wine:

“Gourmandise" is a beautiful young cuvée from Patrick Lambert, made from Cabernet Franc vines grown on sandy gravel soils near the Vienne. The wine shows a bright black/red color with lush high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and black raspberry, with hints of citrus and pepper. The palate is supple and bright with luscious black raspberry and red currant fruit, quite lush and supple but still with refreshing acidity.

About The Winery:

The Patrick Lambert estate (as opposed to Pascal Lambert) dates back to 1990, but was restructured in 2005, as Patrick "downsized" to 6 hectares of the best terroirs. The soils are plowed or left with grasses, according to the parcels and the estate is certified organic by Ecocert. Vinifications are traditional with wild yeasts and the wines age either in vat or in small old barrels in his cold cellar cut into the limestone hillside.

In 2011, after many years of integrated farming, Patrick Lambert converted to organic farming and obtained his first organic vintage in 2014. Today all his wines are organic.

Food Pairings:

Serve this lovely wine quite cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken, pork or burgers.

Somm Hints:

Chinon is the appellation covering wines produced around the historic town of Chinon, in the central Loire Valley. This area has been producing wine for many centuries, and although wines of all three colors are made there, the focus is now very clearly on red wines. The typical, quintessential Chinon wine is tannic, leafy, berry-scented and made from the Cabernet Franc grape variety.

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MAQUINA Y TABLA, EL OSO, Y LA ALEMANA, TINTA DEL PAIS, SPAIN

Why We Love This Wine:

El Oso y la Alemana Tinto is a fine, delicate and elegant wine, quite different from most Toro red wines. Deeply coloured and richly fruity, this is a quite full bodied, warm and fleshy wine with some sweetness and mocha notes.

About The Winery:

Máquina & Tabla is a project by Oriol Illa and Susana Pastor. Oriol is the winemaker. He has worked in emblematic wineries such as Clos Mogador, and currently advises Vinya l'Hereu, Heretat Montrubí, El Jelipins and Prieto Pariente. Susana is devoted to communication, and they undertook this project together in 2012.

The Tinta de Toro vineyard for El Oso y la Alemana Tinto is very old and is planted un-grafted; I.e., the plants are a single individual and not a graft-pattern combination as they are in most vineyards. In addition, the El Oso y la Alemana Tinto vineyards are cultivated following biodynamic principles.

The grapes for El Oso y la Alemana Tinto come from the Toro area in Zamora, but the wines do not have the Toro D.O. because they are produced outside the denomination.

Food Pairings:

Let’s be honest, we’re not making Tapas at home, but this wine deserves it. Find something meaty and Spanish on Uber Eats and open the bottle while you wait for delivery.

Somm Hints:

The wine is aged for 12 months in 500 litre French oak barrels. Very large barrels are used so that the contribution of wood from the barrel does not mask the wine’s aromas.

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CAN SUMOI, PERFUM, SPAIN

Why We Love This Wine:

Perfum combines beautifully the floral notes and the Macabeu grapes’ freshness and vivacity. Displaying lively, clean aromas of fresh grapes, extremely floral with touches of peach and fresh figs notes. Acidity and volume on the palate, lovely flavorful finish.

About The Winery:

Can Sumoi is the latest project from the Raventós family (Raventós I Blanc). Their new acquired estate in the Serra de l'Home in the Pla de Manlleu, DO Penedès, dates back to 1645 and comprises 20 ha of vines. Here, at 600 meters of altitude, is where the family, following their passion, produce their exceptional range of high-altitude natural still white wines from local varieties growing on limestone soils, farmed organically and made without the use of additives or any other manipulation. Grapes are hand-picked from sustainable, organic and biodynamic vineyards. Fermented in stainless steel vats at 16ºC only using native yeasts.

Food Pairings:

Easy to drink and pleasant, with a lot of expression. Pair with raw seafood, Smoked dishes, Foie gras, Aperitifs & Complex salads.

Somm Hints:

Best enjoyed in its youth within the first year.

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FILIPA PATO & WILLIAM WOUTERS, 'DINAMICA - DNMC' BICAL – ARINTO, PORTUGAL

Why We Love This Wine:

White flowers, nectarine pit, sea, salt + stone on nose. On palate, flowery lemon notes mingle with herbs, mint, stones, and a touch of orange.

About The Winery:

Winemaker Filipa Pato makes "authentic wines without makeup" - this is a blend of native Portuguese grapes Bical & Arinto. Along with her husband and partner William Wouters, the diverse polyculture essence of Bairrada allows them to work in sync and alongside the surrounding nature systems in a biodynamic, organic fashion. The resulting wine is a raw expression of the native grapes and land. Unfined, unfiltered.

Food Pairings:

Load a Paella with seafood like mussels, clams and shrimp to match with this dynamic white!  

Somm Hints:

Bairrada’s unparalleled elegance is due to the specific climate, soil, and winemaking techniques of the region. These elements provide a style of wine found nowhere else in Portugal, or the world for that matter.

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ROCCA DELLE MACIE, MOONLITE CHARDONNAY. ITALY

Why We Love This Wine:

A modern, fresh, enjoyable white, the Moonlite Chardonnay from Rocca delle Macìe shimmers into the glass with a brilliant light yellow. Light-footed and complex, this velvety and crisp white wine presents itself well on the palate. The taste is pleasantly fresh, fruity and smooth with mineral hints perfectly blended with citrus notes. In the finish, this storable white wine from the wine-growing region of Tuscany finally inspires with beautiful length. Once again, hints of grapefruit and pink grapefruit show.

About The Winery:

Chardonnay grapes are the starting point for the first-class and wonderfully elegant Cuvée Moonlite Toscana Bianco from Rocca delle Macìe. After the harvest, the grapes are immediately taken to the press house. Here they are selected and carefully crushed. Fermentation follows in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The fermentation is followed by a few months of maturation on the fine lees before the wine is finally bottled.

Food Pairings:

Experience this white wine from Italy well chilled at 8 - 10°C as an accompaniment to seafood or a fruity endive salad or asparagus salad with quinoa.

Somm Hints:

Although its fame rests on high quality red wines, Tuscany still manages to surprise with effective whites. Marrying Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Vermentino.

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FRANÇOIS CHIDAINE TOURAINE, SAUVIGNON BLANC, FRANCE

Why We Love This Wine:

Clear colour, floral nose with citrus notes, the balance and freshness in the mouth reveals salivating fruity aromas. The nose is delicate mix of white grapefruit, sage, and fresh white flowers, and the palate is fresh and rounded, only faintly herbal rather than overtly vegetal as some Sauvignon Blanc can be.

About The Winery:

Francois and Manuéla are a husband-and-wife operation based in both Montlouis and Vouvray located in the central Loire Valley. In a region that produced bulk wine for years, particularly after WWII, the Chidaine duo brought an emphasis to wines of quality and regenerative farming; they also look to natural winemaking. One of their largest goals is to look to the future, “an effort to save the world.” Chidaine’s household wines are varying styles of Chenin Blanc from dry to off-dry to sparkling. Their inspired lineup includes classic reds and whites from the Loire made into vibrant, juicy styles ranging in price points. Their momentum only continues as they seek to better the world around them.

Food Pairings:

Well balanced and a great pairing for sautéed fish or vegetables and certainly with goat cheese.

Somm Hints:

While Touraine might be an off-the-grid region in the Loire, this particular wine delivers way above its classification. The Sauvignon Blanc is intense and minerally while still having a backbone of fruit with it.

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JOEL GOTT, SAUVIGNON BLANC, CALIFORNIA

Why We Love This Wine:

The 2019 Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of pineapple, mango and peach with citrus notes. On the palate, the wine opens with ripe, tropical fruit flavors followed by crisp, refreshing acidity on the mid-palate and a long, clean, balanced finish. Sourced from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Lake County. To preserve the wine’s fruit and natural acidity, the wine underwent a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

About The Winery:

Since their start in 1996, they have selected the best fruit from growing regions in California, Oregon and Washington which they blend to create more balanced, clean, complex, and elegant wines. Vineyards across California influence this stunning white: From Monterey, Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties to the warm Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara, all have a hand in its citrus notes, minerality, vibrancy, and depth of character.

Food Pairings:

Ideal with small grilled fish or as an aperitif.

Somm Hints:

Joel Gott, founder of Joel Gott Wines, is a fourth-generation California vintner, entrepreneur, lover of great food and an athlete. Born into a family of California vintners – his grandfather ran Inglenook Winery in the 60’s, and his father founded Montevina Winery in the 70’s.

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WILD GOOSE VINEYARDS, GEWURZTRAMINER, CANADA

Why We Love This Wine:

An intensely aromatic Gewürztraminer with bold notes of lychee, dried rose petals, peach, poached pear, golden apple, and lemon sherbet. The palate is off-dry with crisp balancing acidity and powerful flavours of ginger, pineapple, mandarin orange, Bosc pear, apricot, and honey with a long, zesty finish.

About The Winery:

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery’s award-winning approach to winemaking has been to grow the highest quality fruit and then transform this quality into ultra-premium wines. This is made possible by-way-of prioritizing innovation in viticulture and viniculture technology. Year after year Wild Goose wines have exhibited the best that Mother Nature has to offer. From carefully tended vines to delicately harvested and vinified grapes, Wild Goose wines are benchmarks of British Columbia winemaking at its best.

Food Pairings:

Pair with a Thai green curry, Moroccan chicken tagine, or Rose Harissa marinated and grilled vegetables.

Somm Hints:

The grapes for this 2021 Gewurztraminer were harvested by hand in September and October 2020 from vineyards between Osoyoos and Summerland. Grapes from each vineyard were processed separately and each was aged for 5 months.

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LA JOYA, CABERNET-SAUVIGNON GRAN RESERVA, CHILE

Why We Love This Wine:

This classic Cabernet Sauvignon from the La Joya Gran Reserva line from the Bisquertt family winery has a full body and a deep purple colour. The wine is rich in aromas of blackberries, cherries and black currants. Its complex body with subtle notes of clove and nutmeg is highlighted by 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels. It develops velvety tannins that result in a pleasant and persistent finish. A true classic of Chilean viticulture!

About The Winery:

La Joya® Reserve wines are Estate Bottled and produced by The Bisquertt family from the Colchagua Valley, Chile. The Bisquertt family vineyards is currently one of the most prestigious vineyards in Chile. Colchagua, its place of origin, is considered to be one of the best valleys in the world for the production of Premium wines. The quality of its wines is recognized in over 30 countries.

Food Pairings:

The elegant tannins of this Cab make it an excellent accompaniment to lamb and pork.

Somm Hints:

This a very classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in oak barrels to imbue the wine with finesse and delicate fruitiness.

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FINCA DECERO, THE OWL & THE DUST DEVIL MALBEC, ARGENTINA

Why We Love This Wine:

The Owl & The Dust Devil Malbec shows violet aromatics and silky profile with a core richness of fruit and well-integrated oak tannins from time in French oak barrels. This wine is a single varietal malbec which exhibits richness of fruit in the mid palate whilst maintaining an overall elegance in style which is the hallmark of a high-altitude vineyard.

About The Winery:

This wine pays homage to two natural wonders of Remolinos Vineyard: the eponymous whirlwinds which form dust devils and the protective owls who seek to chase them (and any other pests) away from ‘their’ precious vines. This wine is sourced from richer profile parcels of Malbec in the Remolinos VIneyard. Whilst it maintains some of the aromatic profile of Malbec typical of the estate, it displays a core richness of fruit balanced by integrated tannins from 14 months in oak.

Food Pairings:

High acidity makes for a zesty palate. Pair with some sharp cheeses or spicy meats.

Somm Hints:

The wines of this vintage show extremely high quality with a richer concentration than previous vintages yet with good balance between body and structure. 2018 will be remembered as a stellar vintage in Argentina’s recent history.

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