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680News wine reviews – October 28–30, 2011 

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The New Zealand winery Oyster Bay makes consistently good wines in the under $20 range. Their 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best vintages of this variety I've tasted from this Marlborough winery. The wine has that characteristic passionfruit and gooseberry nose with a fresh, clean palate that sustains on mouth-watering acidity for a long time. It costs $18.95 a bottle. Match it with grilled fish or goat's cheese. That's Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from New Zealand. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($18.95, LCBO #316570)

Caldora Sangiovese
In my never-ending quest for drinkable wines under $10 I came across a red wine from Italy's Abruzzo region that I have no hesitation in recommending. It's a non-vintage-dated wine called Caldora Sangiovese and it costs $9.95 at the LCBO. Deep ruby in colour it has a nose and flavour of cherries and mocha. What's so appealing, apart from the price, is its soft, ripe tannins. A pizza wine if ever there was one, or hamburgers if you prefer. That's Caldora Sangiovese from Abruzzo on the Italian racks. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($9.95, LCBO #251017)

 

 

 

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