Here are the Wine picks for our July Gift Club Members:
Verum Pinot Noir Patagonia 2016
Argentina – Rio Negro Province – Red
From a small boutique winery that is still family owned. This Pinot Noir comes from Patagonia, Argentina’s southernmost tip. Pour this one for Burgundy fans – we think they’ll be as impressed as us. With notes of cherries, clay and spice, it’s a winner paired with duck, chicken, turkey or lamb
Hen House Ruffled Red Blend
Canada – Okanagan Valley – Red
Trust Red Rooster, one of our favourite Okanagan wineries, to come up with a wine called Hen House Ruffled Feathers. Made from the classic Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this is a very easy drinking red. There won’t be any ruffled feathers when you serve this one to guests, or just keep it to yourself for a Friday night dinner.
Giocato Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Slovenia - White
Yet another fantastic wine from Slovenia! This gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc, “softly aromatic quality wine. Its soft fragrance is reminiscent of elder blossoms, dried grass and kiwi, which is complemented by the soft aroma of melon and ripe pear. In the mouth, it gives a smooth, fresh taste; it is medium bodied with a nicely pronounced acidity. In other words, chill a bottle, open it up and enjoy!
Benjamin Bridge Tidal Bay 2016
Canada – Nova Scotia – White
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, and looking for something extra-special? Look no further than this off-dry white wine from Nova Scotia’s Benjamin Bridge. This award-winning winery is quickly becoming legendary around the world for its well-crafted, beautiful white wines, such as this one. Incidentally, Tidal Bay is also the name of the province’s first appellation, and any wine bearing this on the label must be made from 100 percent Nova Scotia-grown fruit.
We pick a variety of unique bottles for our gift club members each month. More information about our Gift Club for both Wine and Beer take a look here.