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Cusumano Syrah 2008 (Sicily)
$9.95 (LCBO #145490)
A wine that punches above its weight. Deep ruby-purple colour with a nose of black fruits and leather, flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant, fruity and full-bodied. Great value. **** (88)
Food match: charcuterie; pizza

Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune-Villages 2006 (Burgundy)
$19.85 (LCBO #47845)
A delicious, introductory red Burgundy. Light ruby-garnet; earthy, minerally, raspberry. Medium-bodied, dry, perfectly balanced with good length. ****½ (89)
Food match: roast quail; mushroom risotto

Astrolabe Voyage Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Marlborough, New Zealand)
$19.95 (Vintages #10421)
An amazing Kiwi Sauvignon. Pale straw in colour with a nose of guava and cut grass. Medium to full-bodied, round and full on the palate; beautifully balanced with tangy gooseberry and guava flavours and great length. ***** (90)
Food match: grilled salmon; ratatouille

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