Hey Brucesters! This is Erik’s special Christmas wine review and his last review for 2016! Enjoy! Looks like there are some delicious options to keep you well lubricated over the Holidays!
“Hey, all! With the holidays coming up I thought I would give you guys a few different options.” Erik Flemming.
Oria Cava, Spain – 14.95
Bless Spain for their great easy going prices. This wine is a sparkling wine done in the traditional Champagne method using Macabeo grapes and is half the price of Champagne. Spain is yet again an amazing place for wine, many factors affect the price of wine for example here Spain has a larger production of sparkling the Champagne does so there are more bottles giving it a lower price. The wine has aromas of apple, lees, citrus, and toasty notes. It is dry with nice crisp acidity and has creamy bubbles.
Also here is a link to the LCBO page for this wine. it is a limited quantity wine and is not in every LCBO. Click the link and look for the ones near your that have some
Louis Jadot Beaujolais, France – 17.95 On sale 15.95
This wine is a nice fun fruity wine with aromas of candied cherry, strawberry, a bit jammy, and some floral notes. The palate is dry with a medium body, juicy acidity, low easy tannins and fresh fruity flavours similar to the nose. This wine is made ready to drink now no decanting, enjoy with chicken, or turkey.
Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling, Canada – 14.25
Here is a nice white wine for those that don’t enjoy reds. The wine had delicious aromas of honey, peach, flowers (honeysuckle maybe, I don’t know my flowers that well), and some minerality. The wine is done in a medium-sweet style, sorry to you dry white lovers. Enjoy this wine with ham, Thia food, and turkey.
Happy Holidays from Erik F!
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