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Gonzales Byass Tio Pepe (Jerez, Spain)
$14.95
An elegant fino sherry, pale straw in colour with a bouquet of camomile, yeasty bread; on the palate very dry with crisp acidity and fresh, lively flavours of digestive biscuits and green nuts.
Food match: shrimps, grilled almonds

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2000 (Napa)
$24.95 (Vintages stores)
A Sauvignon Blanc in Loire style. Pale straw colour; a nose of green pepper and gooseberry; medium-bodied, though leaner than most California Sauvignons, with a fine spine of acidity. Good length.
Food match: ceviche, goat's cheese salad.

Jackson-Triggs Meritage 2000 (Ontario)
$23 (Vintages Classics catalogue and some selected Vintages stores; call 416-365-5900 for availability)
A very solid red in Bordeaux petit chateau style. Dense purple colour; concentrated nose of cedar and blackcurrant; well extracted fruit flavours, focussed redcurrant flavours; well balanced, fruity andl ight on the palate.
Food match: duck breast, roast veal

 

 

 

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