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Mike Weir Estate Winery Riesling 2008 (Ontario)
$14.95 (Vintages #229286)
On the Canada Day weekend, why not celebrate with an Ontario wine that bears the name of a Canadian icon? This wine won the gold medal at this year's Ontario Wine Awards in the off-dry Riesling category. It has flavours of honeyed lime and cantaloupe with refreshing acidity. It will make you think twice about Riesling.  ****½ (89)
Food match: aperitif wine; smoked fish

Château des Charmes Equuleus 2007 (Ontario)
$40 at the winery or through www.winerytohome.com
Spoil yourself this Canada Day weekend by driving down to Niagara and dropping in on Château des Charmes in St. Davids. Buy a bottle of Equuleus 2007, a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It sounds pricey at $40 a bottle but it has the quality and flavour of a French wine at twice the price. If you like red Bordeaux this is the wine for you. ***** (91)
Food match: rack of lamb; filet mignon

Bommarito Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Napa Valley)
$19.95 (Vintages #213918)
Here's a wine that can stand up to just about anything you throw at it. I took it to an Indian restaurant and had it with curry. Bommarito is the second label of Whitehall Lane and remembers one of the founding fathers of the Napa Valley industry, Dominic Bommarito, who moved to the Valley in 1929. The wine is juicy blackcurrant and blackberry with notes of dark chocolate. Ready to drink. ****½ (89)
Food match: BBQ meats; aged cheddar

 

 

 

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