Friday, January 9, 2009
We quite like this Australian Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra Region. It is a deep red purple colour and has an appealing dark berry fruit nose with hints of plum. It is lightly oaked.
It has a nice flavour with hints of ripe berry and plum. Some suggest a slight minty taste but I don’t taste that in it. It has a soft tannins and a light oak taste.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Lots of people argue that Chilean wine is the best buy out there and I often agree. Chile produces some of the best priced table wine available in Canada. Very drinkable, at generally a very reasonable cost.
For me however, the head of the pack is a wine from one of the Cono Sur vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. It is an organic red Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere which is selling for under $14.00 in Saskatchewan.
This is an earthy, robust wine with a great nose and soft tannins. Great with red meat. I had it with a pork stew the other day and it was perfect.
The winery's motto sums it up, No family trees, no dusty bottles, just quality wine.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If you are looking for something in the lower price end of things I really think you can’t go too far wrong with what Chile produces. I am not fussy about their whites but for red wine this is a good bet. Dollar for dollar I think they will give you the best taste for your buck in the $13.00 to $18.00 price range.
When it comes to the question of which brand to buy there are several good ones but I suggest you try PKNT. They have a range of quite drinkable reds.
This one is smooth, easy drinking and has plum and berry fruit flavours. It is ideal with Cheese, red meat or chicken
A more full bodied red ideal with a steak of a robust tomato pasta. It carries the taste of cassis and black currant
A dark red wine made with a uniquely Chilean grape has hints of spice is great with red meats and meats with a heavier spice to them
A lighter fruitier red than some of the others it is ideal on its own or with lightly seasoned meat or salads
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Shelley and I like a variety of wines. We drink South African, Australian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. We love several different types of wine but tend to gravitate to full bodied reds.
As I get the chance I will write about some of the wines we like at home and some we've tried when we get out and about.