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Grüner Veltliner, Singing, Laurenz Five und Sophie, Austria, 2013, 12% abv, C$19++

Grüner Veltliner (aka Gru-vee) is indeed a groovy, Austrian grape that makes great wine.  Generally, Gru-vee is food friendly with a solid floral and fruit profile, elegant minerality and a peppery hit. This one is no exception. Made from Grüner grapes harvested … Continue reading

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Pluma, Casa de Vila Verde, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 10.5% abv.

There at the Wines of Portugal – Vancouver tasting table #40 was Ricardo Jorge Pinto Correia, the Director of Casa Santos Lima with a line up of wines to show Vancouver. Friendly, unflappable and enthusiastic about his wares, Ricardo happily explained … Continue reading

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Freixenet, Cordon Negro, Cava, Método Tradicional, Spain, 12% abv, C$15

It’s Mother’s Day and I’m happy to sit down after a day at the winery to dinner made for me, cookies, roses – the works!  Top it off with some Cava, a bubbly for my possibly-broken-but-can’t-be-sure-about-it toe.  I saved the life … Continue reading

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