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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 2–3, 2019

Bodegas Navajas Crianza 2015 If you’re looking for a versatile red wine for meat dishes, pick up a bottle of the newly released Bodegas Navajas Crianza 2015. This Tempranillo and Mazuela blend from Spain’s Rioja region is deep ruby in … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 26–27, 2019

Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016 Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely planted grape, accounting for 18% of that country’s vineyard acreage. Currently at Vintages is a beautifully made example from the Stellenbosch region: Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 19–20, 2019

Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017 Austria’s signature grape, Grüner Veltliner is a very versatile food wine when it comes to fish and seafood. A great example currently at Vintages is Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017. Golden straw in colour, it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 12–13, 2019

Montenegro Amaro Amaro is Italian for bitter and it’s a category of Italian herbal liqueurs customarily consumed after dinner as a digestif. I came across one at Vintages over the holidays which is absolutely delicious: Montenegro Amaro. Coppery-orange in colour, it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 5–6, 2019

Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Here’s a well-priced champagne to lift your spirits if you’ve got the post-holiday blues. Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut – 100% Chardonnay grapes – is very pale in colour with an earthy, minerally, … Continue reading

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