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J.P. Vinhos Tinto da Anfora 2008 (Alentejo, Portugal)
$11.95 (LCBO #227256)
A blend of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby colour with a nose of cedar, red berry and vanilla oak; soft mouth feel, dark chocolate, black fruit flavours with a spicy note; firm finish. **** (88)
Food match: hamburgers; pork ribs.

Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2010 (Vinho Verde, Portugal)
$8.95 (LCBO #5322)
The most refreshing wine to drink on a hot day is Vinho Verde. This is a blend of three local grapes – Loueiro, Trajadura, and Alvarinho. It's very pale in colour with a lime tint; the nose is minerally with a bouquet of wet salt and citrus peel with a hint of white flowers. It's light on the palate, fresh and lemony with the faintest prickle on the tongue. ***½ (86)
Food match: seafood; aperitif

Vineland Estates Unoaked Chardonnay 2010 (Ontario)
$12.95 ($11.95 until August 14, 2011; LCBO #669374)
At the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration last Sunday I tasted this Ontario wine that held its own in comparison to more costly Chardonnays from around the world. 15% Pinot Blanc in the blend. Pale straw in colour, it has flavours of peach and pineapple with a creamy mouth feel. ****½ (89)
Food match: chicken salad; grilled fish

 

 

 

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