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With Father’s Day around the corner, now’s a good time to search out that perfect gift, so we asked Jennifer, a Product Consultant in Nepean, for some recommendations. First intrigued by wine during a memorable dinner while backpacking in Italy 20 years ago, Jennifer joined the LCBO shortly after and was inspired by some influential Product Consultants to learn all she could about wine, beer and spirits. She’s still on that path today. “I fell completely under the ‘cork dork’ spell,” she says. “I’m fascinated by how history, geography, science and humans all play a role in creating wine.” Here are Jennifer’s picks from the June 9 release.

 

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Hidden Bench Fumé Blanc 2016

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“This is a great white for someone who enjoys rich, flavourful wine. It’s an oaked Sauvignon Blanc from Ontario and it has lots of character and depth with melon, passion fruit, hay and a whiff of smoke. If you’re hosting a Father’s Day barbecue that’s more than just burgers, this would be a great option with grilled swordfish or salmon.”

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Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016

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“I’ve always liked Chenin Blanc but have a whole new appreciation for it after an amazing tutored tasting and seminar on old-vine Chenin by local wine writer John Szabo. This wine was a standout for the majority who attended. It’s a powerful and fleshy white with flavours of grilled pineapple, passion fruit, melon and spice. It would be delicious with chicken, red pepper and pineapple kebabs.”

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Segura Viudas Heredad Reserva Brut Cava

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“I love Cava and this is always one of my favourites, but not just because of the impressive packaging. Cava offers amazing quality and complexity for an affordable price. This one is elegant, with flavours of toasted almond, biscuit, green apple and earth. Great for celebrations or as a pairing for tapas.”

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Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2006

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“A delicious, full-bodied red from Montepulciano grapes that’s showing its age (in a good way!). It’s spicy and rich with flavours of blueberry, black cherry, sweet spice, licorice and tobacco. If you want an impressive wine for a special dinner, this would pair nicely with beef, veal, pork or pasta dishes.”

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Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2015

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“This bold, dense Shiraz is jam-packed with rich, ripe blackberry, plum, espresso and sweet spice aromas and flavours. It’s a great buy for anyone who loves bold, hedonistic wines, and a fantastic option to pour alongside smoky grilled steaks or aged hard cheeses.”

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Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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“Rich and complex, this classic Napa Cab features layers of ripe black fruit – cherry, plum, currants, dark chocolate and baking spices. It’s so delicious now, but it would also make a great cellar candidate – and a special gift – for the dad who’s a collector.”

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