Yalumba and its overflowing GSM red ...

Yalumba The Strapper GSM - Barossa Valley - Australia Yalumba is one of those Australian wineries in the Barossa Valley that represent what is for me the authenticity of modern wines. It is a producer that captivates me with the constant and indisputable quality of its delicious Viognier, one of the white wines that I consume frequently. Now, the winery delights me with this red blend GSM wine (Garnacha, Shiraz and Mataro) that overflows and seduces by its generosity of flavors, aromas and texture. I have recently tasted the 2014 vintage and in the nose shows off notes of spices, menthol, ripe berries and coffee roasting. In the mouth I liked the unctuous fruity and spicy flavors, but I was surprised by the amalgamated but crunchy tannins given by the Mataro, which is another name for the well-known Monastrell. A wine that surprises by its marked textures, deliciousness and generosity, who represents to my understanding the Australian lovely style: versatile, extroverted, genuine, impe…

Vinexpo New York enjoys successful 2018 launch, announces 2019 return

Bordeaux, March 8th 2018 -This week’s Vinexpo New York wine and spirits tradeshow, held March 5-6, showcased 500 exhibitors from 23 countries, drawing a total attendance of 3,446. Given the extraordinary success of the 2018 event, the organizers will return to the Javits Center with an expanded show on March 4-5, 2019. Registration will open September 2018. Highlights of Vinexpo New York 2018 included a press conference and tasting with Wine Origins Alliance – which works to ensure wine region names are protected, and not abused or miscommunicated, to consumers worldwide – and an appearance by Martha Stewart, who was meeting with suppliers to her direct-to-consumer wine service and scouting for new producers. Attendees packed into the numerous educational conferences and master classes, addressing such topics as the shifting patterns of consumption and production, the effects of climate change, the purchasing power of millennials, and the rise of e-commerce. The complimentary One to Wi…

Villa Yustina Red Blend 2016, the taste of Bulgaria in a glass

For you, wine lover of classic and international grapes, but coming from a wine region which is not yet widespread but absolutely interesting to discover. Today I would like to introduce you this Bulgarian red wine from the Thracian Valley made by the prestigious local producer Villa Yustina. The varieties of this blend are well known: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The uniqueness of the historic and emblematic terroir of Eastern Europe makes to this wine something different. Intense notes of black fruit, but also a lot of complexity, with earthy notes and very pleasant forest flavors. Available in Quebec only in private import. Price: 19 Canadian dollars. ( MLF

French, tasty and affordable...what else?

Let's get out of the comfort zone! Why not to marry this Paul Jaboulet AOC Ventoux with Mexican home made tacos. Actually this is a delicate but powerful French red wine that can perfectly accompany any tasty food. 100% recommended. I really loved it and in addition, it has an affordable price . Available in many SAQ stores: $14,55 Give it a try, you will get seduced by this versatile and modern french wine! (MLF)

Allegrini and three options to fulfill any expectations!

By Marina La Forgia
The Allegrini wines are the kind of ones that you can never get disappointed. In every price range they offer the best quality-price ratio and they are pure expression of the best new Italian style. The venetian winery is acclaimed by their excellent Amarone della Valpolicella wines, but they have a wide variety of other products and labels that here in Quebec are gaining more and more adepts. The example? These 3 wines that I absolutely recommend:
Allegrini – Di Fumane 2015 Vino Rosso IGT – Italy SAQ Price: $15,50 A simple and delicious blend made with indigenous grapes Corvina, Corvinone and international Merlot, which is plenty of aromas. In the nose we can feel the red fruit marmalade, some floral notes like roses and violets, some vanilla and even nuts. In the mouth, its medium bodied but enough strong to marry perfectly with some Italian dishes, like pasta or pizza. This is a wine you can bring to any informal friend’s or family’s supper without any hesitation. Ev…

As a good overpowering bull, these wines do not go unnoticed ...

Nomen Omen 2016 Red Bull Ring - Podere Castorani  Terre di Chieti IGT - Italy Chardonnay - Pinot Grigio SAQ Price: $ 21.55
I imagine being a car driver is a vertiginous profession. Some wines, when we drink them, also want to give us that feeling of absolute intensity. Maybe this wine carries the mark of Jarno Trulli, Italian pilot, and the owner producer of this wine that stands out for its careful marketing and its fruit and flavor explosion. Bi-varietal composed by two very expressive grapes, the Chardonnay predominates mainly with its notes of peach, pear, melon and jasmine. In the mouth, it has a little crunchy texture, it is intense and sweet with a very lasting final. The Nomen Omen is a white wine with strength, perhaps not very subtle or elegant, but as a good overpowering bull does not go unnoticed, neither to see, nor to drink ... (MLF).
Nomen Omen 2014 Red Bull Ring - Podere Castorani Terre di Chieti IGT - Italy Merlot - Sangiovese SAQ price: $ 19.55 (special discount this week on the…

Quinta das Setencostas: the identity of today's Portuguese wine

Quinta das Setencostas 2013 Alenquer DOC - Portugal Casa Santos Lima SAQ Price: $ 13.85
Coming from Alenquer, a wine region of Lisbon that perhaps we know a little bit, which has a pleasant oceanic influence, this is a red and attractive Portuguese wine. It was a good choice to buy a bottle of this Quinta das Setencostas, which was timidly peering out at the SAQ gondolas, a delicious wine made from a blend of purely native grapes such as Castelao, Camarote, Tinta Miuda and Preto Martinho, also known as Tinta Negra Mole. In aromas, it has endless notes of ripe black fruits mixed with cinnamon, green pepper, smoke and caramel. That symbolic sweetness that we can appreciate in the nose also appears in the mouth, with a kind, enveloping, unctuous and succulent attack. A wine that has a very intense structure and fruit, a very pleasant palate and a persistent and balanced finish.
This is another of those Portuguese wines that represent in general terms the identity of the Portuguese wine of toda…