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THE INSIDE SCOOP

We asked Jerry, a Product Consultant at our Bracebridge store in Muskoka, to tell us about his top picks for summer wines from our Vintages Essentials Collection. We hope these recommendations will inspire you to set out a table and chairs on the deck or balcony and invite your friends over to discover some new favourites. 

 

 

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Worth Celebrating

FEATHERSTONE CABERNET FRANC

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“This wine featured in a special celebration: Last year, my wife and I visited Niagara and met the amazing husband and wife team, David Johnson and Louise Engel, who own and operate Featherstone Estate Winery. Sitting on the veranda overlooking the beautiful vineyards, we were introduced to their Cabernet Franc paired with delicious thin-crust pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. This is one of my all-time favourite memories and one of my top picks for Ontario wine.”

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5-Star Sauv

ASTROLABE PROVINCE SAUVIGNON BLANC

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“What I say to my customers about this New Zealand wine is, “it’s an experience.” Think juicy passionfruit backed up with a fresh citrus acidity. What I love to hear later from them is, “Jerry, you were so right! The aromas and flavours in this are unbelievable! Totally worth trading up for.” I’m also happy to recommend the greatest food match for this wine that I’ve found (so far) – lemon-pepper grilled chicken with asparagus and roasted potatoes.”

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Deep & Rich

SANTA CAROLINA RESERVA DE FAMILIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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“I’m always on the hunt for wines that offer exceptional value – for my customers and myself. At a recent barbecue we had with friends, this Chilean red proved it can over deliver. The rich plum, vanilla oak and cassis flavours and aromas were a perfect match for New York strip. And at the end of the meal, we were pleasantly surprised to find the wine also paired well with the chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. Now that’s impressive.”

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