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Megyer Tokaj Szaraz/dry  Hungary

Tasting Notes: Furmint grape with a touch of Harslevelu & Yellow Muscat, vinified and matured in stainless steel for 8 months. Aromas of green apple, pear, lime, and quince with hints of white flower, honey, and ginger on the nose. Light to medium body on the palate, refreshing with bright acidity, an orchard fruit core, and a pleasant and floral finish. The dry style wines from Tokaj region of Hungary are a lovely surprise!

Price: $24.99

 

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NIO Negroni Cocktail  Italy

Tasting Notes: NIO stands for Needs Ice Only. These prepared ready to drink cocktails creatively packaged in what looks like a CD case, are amazingly good! They were a big hit over the holiday season for stocking stuffers and small gift ideas. From Italy, they contain quality ingredients carefully measured into one decent cocktail to which you simply just add ice! Great for short trips to pack in your suitcase, or fun to try if you're not sure you want to invest in all the ingredients to make specific cocktails, you can try before you buy! The come in Negroni (my favourite!) Margarita, Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan. Experiment and try all 4!

Price: $9.99

 

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Petales d'Osyoos  Canada

Tasting Notes: Made of a single-piece vineyard overlooking the superb Osoyoos Lake. The youngest vines of the 32-hectare estate are behind this cuvee. It is a delicious, juicy red blend containing all five Bordeaux varieties. The blocks are kept separate, hand sorted, destemmed, and crushed at the winery. The fermentation is done in stainless steel cone-shaped tanks. Then, over 12 months, each variety is aged separately in two and three-year-old French oak barrels. The density and roundness of the tannins and textures make this wine so exciting for the price.Perfectly balanced, it's one to hold.

Price: $41.99

 

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Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages (Gamay)  France

Tasting Notes: The Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Villages is made from Gamay grapes harvested from 70 to 100 year old vines situated at 350 meters above sea level on south facing slopes. Hand picked, the grapes are separated on a vibrating sorting table and fermented with semi-carbonic maceration for 10 to 12 days. Aged in old oak barrels on fine lees for 3 to 4 months, the wine is bottled without filtration. Bright purple red in colour, this wine wafts from the glass with aromas of juicy black currant, raspberry, peach and violet. Although light in body, it is jam packed with flavours of juicy red fruits. It is tart and refreshing. The tannins are light with a slight bitter finish.

Price: $25.99

 

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Morgan Bay Chardonnay  California USA

Tasting Notes: A delightful white wine that captivates with its elegant and refreshing character. With its origins rooted in the renowned Rutherford Ranch vineyards, this Chardonnay showcases the best of what the varietal has to offer. Well balanced and fruit forward, with luscious flavours of ripe pear and golden apple dancing on the tongue. These flavours are complemented by subtle notes of vanilla and buttery oak, adding depth and complexity to the wine.

Price: $18.99

 

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Old Soul Petit Syrah 2020  California

Tasting Notes: I love Petit Sirahs from California and this one does not disappoint. Opaque and purplish, with aromas of juicy blackberries and toasted s'mores. Grilled plums and vanilla and oak round out this well structured wine. Great with late summer BBQ's or into the fall with grilled or roasted meats and vegetables, cheeses etc.

Price: $21.99

 

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Garzon Albarino Reserva 2021  Uruguay

Tasting Notes: This Albariño is of a pale yellow colour with greenish reflections and fruity aromas of peach and balanced with citrus notes. It is fresh and minerally with a marked acidity and a long and rounded aftertaste in mouth. Its ripening time takes place between 3 to 6 months on fine lees in stainless-steel tanks. A perfect wine for summer on a patio, with fresh seafood, salads.

Price: $26.99

 

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