Lifestyle & Parenting

Editor’s Picks: top holiday wines (yes, we tasted them all)

December 3, 2010

Click on the links for availability at BC Liquor Stores.

Merry Merlot

Who doesn’t love Merlot? Penticton’s Painted
Rock Estate Winery 2007 Merlot
($40) has all the mocha and
plummy-ness you want over the holidays. We’d sip this bold bottle in
front of a roaring fire with Mr. Right.


Great for a Gift

Elegant labels, and the best Pinot Noir
grapes in all the Okanagan, conspire to make the Adieu Pinot Noir from Le
Vieux Pins
(their last batch of the varietal) a celebratory wine.
Would also be a fine choice for a divorce party! Order by cases of 6
($35/bottle) at
for Vancouver delivery.


Bargain Bubbles

Get the weekend started early (like on
Wednesday!) by popping a bottle of this unique sparkling Montalto
Pinot Grigio
($17.99) from Italy. More complex than your usual
bubbles, it has citrus and floral notes.


Aussie Rules

The new batch of Yellowtail Reserves are
surefire crowd pleasers. At a recent blind tasting, we were partial to
the Shiraz
($15.99), with a blackberry nose and chocolate finish.


The New New Zealand

Countrywide use of screw caps means you
won’t ever get corked in this section of the liquor store. The crisp and
dry Villa
Maria Riesling
($15.99) makes a great glass to serve with appies.



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