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Fresita (Chile)
$13.95 (LCBO #56697)
Here's a wine for people who say they don't like wine. It's a non-vintage blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel with strawberries from Patagonia. It's one of those easy-drinking wines that are impossible not to like. It's light on the palate – only 8% alcohol – and it tastes like strawberry purée in a glass, with just enough acidity to keep it from tipping over into cloying sweetness.. Not a wine for food but something to sip while you're standing around chatting at Christmas parties. ***½ (86)

Strewn Gewurztraminer 2011
$12.95 (LCBO #65359)
Ontario makes some very tasty Gewurztraminer in Alsace and German style. This Gewurz has that characteristic lychee and rose petal nose, with flavours that intensify on the palate, finishing dry. **** (88)
Food match: Asian dishes; smoked salmon

Jip Jip Rocks Sparkling Shiraz (Australia)
$16.90 (LCBO #212472)
A fun, non-vintage frothy wine. Ruby coloured with a nose of blackberries. Off-dry flavours of strawberries and vanilla but finishes firmly to give the wine structure. Easy drinking. **** (87)
Food match: aperitif wine; blue cheese

 

 

 

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