Monday, October 19th is a big day in Canada, it’s Election Night. At 78 days of campaigning, it has been the longest election in Canadian History. Thought I would share a few wines that can help you through the long evening and celebrate and/or commiserate the results.
Confused on who to vote for? This is the wine for you! Confuzion Red blend from Argentina is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda. It has the structure of the Cabernet and the spiciness of the Malbec. Very fruit forward and is a great wine for beef, and BBQ fare. So reasonably priced at under $17, you can afford two!
A 78 day campaign is enough to give anyone whiplash! So, you might as well enjoy this delightful blend of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc with its gorgeous rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry and notes of spice. It’s from the U.S.A. and is bold and full-bodied and I just loved it.
You can’t have a Canadian election without featuring a really good Canadian wine. And there are many, but here is one of my favorites. From the Burrowing Owl Vineyard in B.C., the Meritage is a classic Bordeaux Blend. It’s gorgeous and rich, (did Justin Trudeau not just come to mind!) Rich fruit flavors, cocoa, spice and notes of cedar – this Bordeaux inspired wine is a great steak wine.
My new wine of the week…..
The Buried Hope is a Spanish tempranillo from the Port of Wines Show and my fantastic find of the week. Coming in under $20, this wine is so easy to drink. Gorgeous black fruit and raspberry flavors and spicy notes, it’s a beautiful dinner wine. But honestly, I enjoyed this wine sitting back watching Scandal episodes on Netflix! This wine goes with everything.