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Summer Wines

Summer Wines

With the heat kicking in, the lighter, fresher wines that can be served cooler are more appealing. Our food and where we eat shifts as well; we eat more light foods like salads and we dine outdoors more often. Light to medium bodied sparkling, reds, roses and whites are more attractive to drink alone or to pair with dinner while sitting out in the sun.

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Weekend Wine: Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Weekend Wine: Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Our Wine Journeys Weekend Wine this week… Cabernet Sauvignon is just about the perfect BBQ red.  It has enough structure to stand up to full flavoured food off the grill and still enough refreshing acidity that your palate enjoys every sip.  This wine is smooth and full bodied delivering an abundance of ripe blackberry, cassis, mint, and black cherry fruit wrapped in tobacco, smoke, spice, caramel, coconut, and vanilla.  The added benefit is this Sonoma County red is both excellent quality and good value in the increasingly expensive world of California Cabs.  A bottle of this recommended weekend wine would be perfect to enjoy with a Father’s Day BBQ.

★★★★+ (out of 5)
92 points
$24.95, on sale for $21.95 until June 20 (Vintages)

Sugar in Red Wine?

Sugar in Red Wine?

Is there sugar in red wine?  It’s an interesting subject and the short answer is yes, but let me give you the background to the question.  A few weeks ago some friends were having a conversation about calories and sugar in wine, particularly red wine, since they were looking to lose some COVID pounds.  Most felt red wine was the…

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