Who can forget the uplifting final scene in the movie Grease. We left the theatres singing and today, June 1st, marks the 41st Anniversary of the film’s release. June 1, 1978 for those of us old enough to remember the date. To this date it is still the most successful movie musical of all time.
The iconic song got me thinking of wines that you’re going to want to try…
It’s been a stellar week for trying new wines, and I’ll start with Dory. I know most people think of the fish from Finding Dory when they hear the word, but growing up in Newfoundland, a dory was a boat. My grandfather had a dory, and it looked very much like the picture on the bottle. This Dory is a beautiful blend of Touriga Nacional, the official grape of Portugal, with Syrah, Merlot and Tinta Roriz. This almost made it as the wine of the week because it was so smooth and so easy to drink and it’s only $18 a bottle.
My nephew gave me this wine as a gift. Cannonau Di Sardegna is Grenache and normally Grenache is paired with other grapes. This 2015 Reserve is full of flavour, the oak is a little prominent, but it’s a great value at $21.99.
And now for my wine of the week
It’s hard to believe two of my new wines this past week were stand-alone Grenache grapes. This bottle of wine and I are on a first name basis. I call him Louis, and he calls me happy LOL. I picked this one as my wine of the week because this stand-alone Cabernet Franc is outstanding. Notes of leather and spice, and the oak is not prominent. This wine by itself, is really really good and it’s priced it just $19.99 a bottle.
Happy June everyone. Till next week, Cheers