Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What wines we're drinking this week

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.

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