Back trying to be more rigorous about posting my top wine picks instead of just savoring them and doing nothing!
An old friend of a wine I hadn't had in a little while was a welcome reminder of how good a bottle under $20 can really be.
Peter Lehmann makes some fabulous wines and is always good value for money but the 2005 Clancy's Barossa Red is truly an awesome bottle for $17.99!
A blend of 35% shiraz, 34% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 5% cabernet franc, this wine has consistently scored 89 points and more at the Wine Spectator in previous vintages - including four Top 100 Wines of the Year awards - and this should be no exception.
Loads of blackberry, plum, dark fruit and chocolate, with nicely balanced tannins makes for an imminently delicious wine!
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The heat of the summer is one of the best reasons to drink cold wine - and when you get tired of the same old chardonnays and pale whites, go for the pink!
Another excellent rose available in BC is Domaine Houchart's Provence Rose, retailing for $17.
A beautiful salmon pink wine, it tastes of strawberries with some citrus nose as well.
Refreshing and it goes well with almost any food.