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Wine of the Month

Alamos cabernet

My sous chef and friend brought a tasty little 'affordable' wine over the other night.  With these days of barely being able to live in this expensive city, sometimes you have to be conscious of where you spend your money.

2011 Alamos cabernet from Argentina was just rated 90 points by Wine Advocate.

Flavors of dark berries and spice and pairs well with steak, lamb or grilled vegetables.

Price: wait for it............... is $14.99 and on sale this month for $13.99

We love chardonnay

Okay, I know half of the wine drinkers can't stand chardonnay but my belief is that they were raised on something super cheap and full of oak chips.  If you haven't had a good chardonnay lately then spend some money and try another bottle.

*Remember, chardonnay goes with meals that are rich and creamy, not spicy!!!!

Here's one of our home staples:

Gotta love Italian reds

Here's a gem for $39.99.  Villa Di Capezzana is 80% Sangiovese 20% cabernet and boasts dense and sweet tannins while having well balanced acidity in harmony with both texture and body.  A long and persistent finish with  fruit flavors fromsmall red fruits and ending with spicy tones.  Great with a robust red meat meal.


Available at Park Royal Liquor store in West Vancouver.


Hello, chardonnay fans!

Here's a terrific chardonnay from a very well know producer.  Yes, Rodney Strong, has produced an excellent Chardonnay from the Chalk Hill District of California's wine region.   This Chardonnay has both a creamy and crisp mouthfeel with lingering flavours of vanilla and spice.  If you haven't tried chardonnay in a while, buy a bottle and pair it with a nice crab salad or seared scallops with vanilla bean butter.  Sorry, no recipes this time.

*Remember, spicy foods and chardonnay don't pair well together.

2008 Rodney Strong 'Chalk Hill' Chardonnay 


Available at most government liquor stores