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Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio 2001 (Marche, Italy)
$9.95
This wine in its egregious amphora-shaped bottle has been around the LCBO forever. The 2001 vintage is almost water white in colour with a stony, lemony, green pepper flavour. It's brisk and lively on the palate. Good value. ***½
Food match: cerviche, grilled sardines

Chateau des Charmes Brut (Ontario)
$19.95
Chateau des Charmes makes a consistently good sparkling wine by the traditional method (secondary fermentation in bottle) using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Straw coloured with an active mousse, it has a buttery, apple, leesy nose. It's dry, but not as dry as the Brut designation would suggest; full on the palate, ripe apple with fine balancing acidity. Good length. An admirable champagne substitute. ****
Food match: grilled salmon, chicken à la king

Italcoral Fine Grappa Moscato Stradavarius (Italy)
$29.45
I am not usually a grappa enthusiast, but this one is quite special. It has the sweet taste of the Muscat grape, very aromatic and fragrant with a long, clean finish. Best served chilled.
Food match: as an aperitif or to "correct" an espresso.

 

 

 

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