Family Wine Time

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I had an extremely busy week this past week, as I had family in town and hosted lots of family dinners.  And of course what enhances a family dinner better than some great wine.   My mom and dad were up from Newfoundland and they’re here pictured walking along the waterfront in Dewolf Park in Bedford, Nova Scotia.   My dad will be 87 on his next birthday and my mom is 82.    I’m very grateful they are doing so well.

My mom is a big white wine drinker and this was one of our favourites from the week

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This is William Hill Chardonnay from the Napa Valley in California.  This Chardonnay undergoes a process called malolactic fermentation.  That is a process that removes all the tart malo acid and replaces it with a softer lactic acid and  it gives Chardonnay that buttery smoothness.   This wine also saw some oak  and is a great white wine for your favourite barbeque foods.

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This is the wine  we enjoyed on my mom’s last night in town, a great Chardonnay from Chile.  Wine & Spirits gave this winner 92 Points and it only costs $25 a bottle.   It hails from the Limari region of Chile  and that region is becoming quite well-known for spectacular Chardonnay.  This white wine was medium- bodied with lots of expressive flavours of pear and figs.   On their last night here I barbecued ribs and wings for my parents and this wine paired extremely well.

And my wine of the week is ….

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It was a very special gift from three very special ladies.   I live in a great apartment building in Halifax and I’m so lucky to have the most wonderful neighbours.   One of my groups of friends here are three ladies who have lived together for years and we lovingly call them the Golden Girls.   For my birthday recently these wonderful ladies gave me this fabulous  bottle of Pinot Noir.   Domaine de Valmoissimo  is a mouthful to say a big mouth full of good wine.   Beautiful cherry notes on the nose and lush strawberry flavours on the pallet.   It is very food friendly and will go with just about anything you serve on your dinner table.

Wine drink the good stuff

I think this is great advice, drink the good wine now.  My wine blog is a little late today because I just got back from taking my parents to the airport.   Can’t wait to see them in September.

Thank you for reading

Till next week, Cheers

Darlene

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