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The best buy at the LCBO:
KWV Chenin Blanc 2002 (South Africa)
$7.00
Almost water white in colour; a nose of quince and pear skin; tart and taut with a crisp, lemony flavour, driving acidity with surprisingly good length. Food matches: grilled sardines, shrimp salad.

Hillebrand Trius Dry Riesling 2001 (Ontario)
$14.95
Palest straw colour; fresh, peaches and limes bouquet; grapefruit flavour with a floral grace note, lively acidity. Food matches: Thai dishes, lightly curried dishes.

Vineland Estates Pinot Gris 2000 (Ontario)
$14.95
The third vintage of this wine that won an Ontario Wine Awards Gold medal in its first year. The maturity of the vines is producing more complex flavours now. Pale straw colour; a nose of white peaches; crisp on the palate with peach and citrus flavours; elegant and well balanced with good length. Food matches: grilled salmon, crab legs.
Available only through the winery: (home delivery) call 1-888-VINELAND (846-3526)

 

 

 

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