Ever sit around with a group of friends and secretly wonder how the bottle of wine disappeared? Me neither, I just open another one. But that’s what happened the other night as we were celebrating a friend’s birthday, and we had a wonderful time.
We celebrated my friend Sharon’s birthday Wednesday evening, and the wine was flowing, everything from white to red to rose.
I’ve had the opportunity to try some new wines in the past few weeks, and I thought I would share them with you. Let’s start with an amazing wine for summer.
You know I love Rose wine in the Summer, and this gorgeous looking wine hails from the Basilicata region of Italy, which on a map looks to be the instep of the boot. For those that didnt know, Italy is shaped like a boot. Basilicata grows Aglianico, and this rose wine from Pipoli is a great value at $19 per bottle. Gorgeous citrus flavors with nice crisp minerality. Fabulous wine.
Another recent fabulous find is this Pinot Noir, which only cost $20 but tastes like a $40 bottle of wine. That’s the one thing I love about Chilean wine, such good value. The wine tastes more expensive than what you actually pay for it. I enjoyed the wine from 2015, and it was fresh and fruity with hints of vanilla. I loved it, and Pinot Noir is so food friendly, it’s one of the reds that will go with anything you put on the picnic table this Summer. I have sinced picked up more of it, and I’m thinking it will be a stapke in my wine rack.
And now for my wine of the week..
This fantastic numbered wine from McGuigan comes oht once a year, and is called the Shortlist selection. From the Coonawarra region of Australia, this region is known for its quality Cabernet Sauvignon. I enjoyed this award winning wine last night as I barbecued. Gorgeous flavours of black currant and chocolate mint with great structure and softer tannins. I bought the very last bottle at my local liquor store yesterday, this wine is in extremely short supply here in Canada so if you see it grab it . It’s a keeper!
That’s it for me this week. Till next week, Cheers