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Misson Hill Cabernet Merlot

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Vintage: 2006
Type: Cabernet Merlot
Country: Canada – Okanagan Valley

Athene's Greek Restaurant (by eleanor_bueza)

We had this wine in Vancouver with some lamb at Athene’s Greek Restaurant (Kitsilano). I found it quite enjoyable with a good colour and excellent flavour. A full bodied wine that is very good with lamb!

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Summerhill Cipes Pinot Noir Brut

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Vintage: Non Vintage
Type: Sparkling Wine – Pinot Noir Brut
Country: Canada – Okanagan Valley

Summerhill Winery 10 (by eleanor_bueza)

We had this wine to start a meal at the Summerhill Winery. I’m generally not a fan of sparking wine, especially the blush variety, but this stuff was quite good. Great for a celebration on a hot summer day. It is a bit hard to find outside of Canada though.

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Museum Real

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Vintage: 2003
Type: Tempranillo
Country: Spain

I have ordered this wine twice at the Fire Stables in Wimbledon and have not been disappointed. Full of oakey goodness, full bodied and an amazing aroma. Buy it you can find it!

Marques de Toledo

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Vintage: 1999
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Spain – La Mancha

This is a gold medal winner at the Gran Seleccion 2007 Castilla la Mancha 2007, Spain. It does not disappoint. Nice and fruity with a great flavour and bouquet.

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Kreuznazher Kauzenberg

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Vintage: 2006
Type: Riesling
Country: Germany

A sweet Riesling from Germany. Quite good, but white isn’t really my thing.

Junmai Ginjo

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Vintage: Non Vintage
Type: Sake
Country: Japan

An organic sake from Japan. I don’t actually know much about sake, but I drank this warm. The aroma was a bit earthy and it tasted a bit different from my usual brand, but overall it was pretty good.

Groote Kaap

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Vintage: 2007
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: South Africa – Western Cape

Another good wine from South Africa. The colour was very dark, and the wine itself was quite fruity with a hint of oak. Big and bold and good.

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