Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut, Hungary

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Hungary.

Sparkling wine.

 

$12.25 (619288)at LCBO

 

Light straw color in the glass, small bubbles.

Fresh acidity on the palate, apple, mineral, citrus, yeast.

Fresh and pleasant wine.

 

Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2011

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California.

 

Dark color in the glass, semi  opaque.

On the nose red fruit, red berries, herbs.

On the palate dry, fresh, medium bodied. Raspberries, sweet candy, spices. Little bit unusual Zin, on the lighter side on the flavors.

Still well balanced, ripe tannins and good acid.

Fresh, medium finish.

 

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, Lodi

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Zinfandel.

California, USA

 

$19.95 (942599) At LCBO

 

Rich dark color in the glass.

On the nose healthy, red fruit, cooked berries, tobacco.

On the palate dry, medium bodied,balanced, juicy. Lots of cherries, spices, fruit.

Medium finish with ripe fruit flavors.

Very good wine to pair with meat.

 

Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008

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South Africa.
Blend: 40% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot

Lovely rich wine. Concentrated dark berries flavors. Followed by plum, floral and dried herbs aromas. Firm tannins and fresh acidity. Medium  spicy finish.
Very nice!

 

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Cap Classique 2011, Wo Western Cap

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Sparkling White

Western Cape, South Africa
$19.95 (342758) at LCBO

Very nice and gentle mousse, with small bubbles. Aromas of bread, following flavors of citrus and some nuttiness.
Crisp, fresh, very nice!
I will buy it again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine in Piedmont

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We tried local food, it was really amazing! And wine, which we never get in LCBO, unfortunately!

 

Fritto misto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With fritto misto we had local young Barbera and Dolcetto.

Barbera was very rich with black fruit aromas, very balanced and juicy. Dark rich color in the glass.

Dolcetto was  light with good acidity, and fruitiness, very balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another local wine, light, very gastronomic, red berries aroma, very delicate. There is an article about this grape

 http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-verduno+pelaverga

Sparkling Freisa with cheese appetizer. Didn’t see it here in Toronto. Also, wonderful and light wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this was amazing white wine we had with vegetable dishes. Rich with complex aromas, balanced with honey, floral flavors, lemon and herbs. very good, I would love to have it in our LCBO!

 

 

 

 

Food and wine in Italy

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While in Turin and Piedmont we had great experience with food and tasted many new wines.
We visited Eataly in Turin. Wonderful place! we ate there a few times and tasted wines.

We had some meat and cheeses.

 

 

With local Nebbiolo

 

 

 

 

 

carne crudo

 

This particular Nebbiolo was very unusual. Aged in steel, with rich fruit and red berries flavors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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