On Sunday these two beautiful people will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary I’m very lucky because these two people are my parents.
Also celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary is my sister Jackie and her husband Craig. You might know my sister Jackie as my partner in crime when it comes to travelling. As these two great couples toast this weekend, I thought I would share some wines that would be perfect for an anniversary.
I’m so happy because our local NSLC store is now carrying one of my favourite Zinfandel wines. 7 Deadly Zins used to be my treat when I would go home to Newfoundland. And now I can enjoy it here at home in Nova Scotia. This wine is sinfully delicious. Robert Parker gave this wine 90 points and for good reason. Gorgeous flavours of dried fruit and cranberries with notes of black pepper and an array of other spices.
This past week I also had the pleasure of catching up with an old friend who now lives in Norway. Michelle and I had a great meal at the Bicycle Thief on the Halifax waterfront and enjoyed a fabulous glass of wine. We worked together many years ago and our love of wine solidified a great friendship.
I apologize for the bad picture. I tried to take a picture that shows the blend and the year but unfortunately the rest of the label didn’t quite make it. A couple of weeks ago I dedicated a full blog to South African wines. Remember I used to be the person that didn’t walk past the South African section, I ran past it. Here I am getting all gutsy trying new South African wines. The Dragon Tree wine from the Flagstone vineyard in South Africa makes a sumptuous blend of these three grapes. The grapes from this wine come from very specific vineyards, and the vineyards are picked because of the soil. Lots of stone and rock in the soil which the winemakers feel make for a very rich tannic wine. I really enjoyed this one.
And now my wine of the week……
This is the best deal in the liquor store at the moment. The Doppio Passo Primitivo from Italy sells for $16.99 a bottle and tastes like a $30 bottle of wine. This wine is rich in flavour and seductive on the palate. The richness is created by the process called Doppio Passo, which means ‘double step’. After the wine is made, the winemakers add grapes that were left on the vine and dried to a raisin-like state. This adds richness and intensity. It’s a spectacular wine but because it’s priced at $16.99 a bottle, it’s my wine of the week!
I hope you find your inner happiness this week and every week.
Till next week, Cheers