Category: france

2016 Grandes Serres Cairanne “Carius”

2016 Grandes Serres Cairanne “Carius”

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming… all the way to weekend! Red berries, sapling, peppered cherries, red flowers, and a hint of leather on the nose. Cherries and a hint of blackberries on the palate with wood notes and nice acidity. I’m not sure what else you can ask for at $16 from a protected region in France.

5/5 bones

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Grenache (70%), Carignan (20%), Syrah (10%)

14% abv

Rhône, FRANCE

2016 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de …

2016 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly Cuvée des Ambassades

Gettin’ my game face on for Saturday night! Small red fruit, raspberries, stone, and red flowers on the nose. Loads of raspberries, a hint of underripe cherries, and stony minerality on the palate. 

4/5 bones

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Gamay

12.5% abv

Côte de Brouilly (Beaujolais), FRANCE

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

Chillin’ like a villain with my Alsatian Pinot. Juicy cherries, raspberries, and cranberries on the nose with a whiff of stone and dried red flowers. Great mix of fruit – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries – on the palate with nice acidity.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  It’s Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this lovely …

🍷  It’s Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this lovely

$19 Closerie des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté (89 pts) from Burgundy tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. Full review here: http://bit.ly/302a9Qt

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Wines from Argentina + Europe’s Hidden Gems featured + lots more to choose from, including a 2009 Riesling for $20. http://bit.ly/2MmIEhF

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Pierre Sparr Gewurztrami…

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer (88+ pts) from Alsace tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES in a week or so and will be available year-round. Full review here:

http://bit.ly/2OJstwN

2011 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Riesling

2011 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Riesling

Arrrooooo! TGIF! We made it through the week! Celebrating with this Alsatian gem. Apples, pear, lemon curd, lime, and stony minerality on the nose. Golden apples, lemon, and lime notes on the palate with lovely minerality. A great wine from a great producer!

4/5 bones

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Riesling

14% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  Excellent Bandol Rosé (91 pts) from Proven…

🍷  Excellent Bandol Rosé (91 pts) from Provence in my glass tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now for $23. Full review here: http://bit.ly/3301kbL

2017 Paul-Henri Thillardon Chénas “Vibrations”

2017 Paul-Henri Thillardon Chénas “Vibrations”

Feeling some good vibrations this Monday with this Bojo on paw. Deeper, darker fruit on the nose with some cherries, strawberries, and a hint of wood mixed in. Super tart on the palate with red fruit and searing acidity.

3/5 bones

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Gamay

Beaujolais (Burgundy), FRANCE

🍷  Discovering minerality in these fine wines…

🍷  Discovering minerality in these fine wines from Chablis. Both available for purchase at LCBO. 92 and 90 pts, respectively. Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2SLQj9n