Don’t hate me, but I’m excited for September. I love Autumn. I live in Eastern Canada in Halifax Nova Scotia, grew up on the West Coast of Newfoundland, and I love Fall. I love the pretty colors, the cooler temperatures and the way the air feels. I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of extreme weather either way. Too hot or too cold, it’s hard to get outside. But Autumn, I love being outside in Autumn. It’s also a great time for comfort food and big bold wines. I love that part of it too.
Take this Tuscan beauty for example. If you’re like me, colder weather brings some of my favourite foods like pasta, and this is a perfect match for any Italian food that tickles your palate. This Italian blend is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Sangiovese. If you’re looking for a superhero, let the Dark Knight thrill you this weekend with its bold rich fruit and subtle spice notes. A great Italian wine for only $20 a bottle.
In 1843, Dr. Lindemann started a winery, and one of his goals was to offer some local ruffians a distinguished drop of wine, thus the basis for the Gentleman’s Collection. It comes in a stand-alone Cabernet Sauvignon, but this past week I bought the red blend, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Shiraz. Delicious hearty blend, perfect for grilled meats, with notes of black pepper. A great value at just $18 a bottle.
And now for my wine of the week,
Please excuse the wine stains on the bottle LOL I forgot to take the picture before I opened the wine and started enjoying it. The Three Thieves Pinot Noir will steal your heart. I can’t begin to list the number of awards this wine has won. It is 76% Pinot with some Syrah and Petite Sirah. This is nobody’s wimpy Pinot Noir. Very flavourful with great structure and made my wine of the week because its $19 a bottle.
Happy long weekend everyone, till next week cheers