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Yarden Blanc de Blanc (Israel)
$20.15 (LCBO #611236)
A sparkling wine from Galilee made by the traditional method. This 100% Chardonnay bubbly is as close as you can get to the taste of Champagne. Crisply dry with a bready, apply flavour and good persistence. Great value. ****½
Food match: aperitif wine; smoked salmon

Aliança Foral Reserva 2005 (Douro Valley, Portugal)
$8.25 (LCBO #239046)
A blend of three port grapes. Deeply colour, fruit driven without any oak; earthy blackberry nose; coats the tongue. Full-bodied, easy drinking. Great value. ***½
Food match: beef stew; hamburger

Quinta da Aveleda Charamba 2004 (Douro Valley, Portugal)
$8.65 (LCBO #352963)
Another great value table wine from port country. Deep ruby purple colour; sweet black cherry nose with spicy tobacco notes; medium-bodied, fruity. ***½
Food match: lamb chops; hard cheeses

 

 

 

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