Archive for April, 2009

Barefoot Shiraz
April 23, 2009

shirazbottle1I would like to tell you all out there about a great Shiraz wine from Barefoot Wineries.  It is a velvety, smooth, berry infused wine that is perfect either as a sipping wine or a wine to be served with rich red meats such as prime rib, roast beef, or a Wellington.  At 13.00 a bottle this is a wine not to be ignored.  This wine is available at all LCB’s as well as wine stores.


Mexican wines
April 7, 2009

Hey guys, sorry for getting back so late with another wine blog.  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the wine tasting of some of northern Mexico’s wines.  I found a couple excellent choices.  A chenin blanc, and a petit syrah.The first being a Chenin Blanc is from the winery of  Santo Tomas.  A refreshing wine with citrus notes, a refreshing bouquet, and pale wheat in colour.  The taste is refreshing on the palate, and posesses a delightful finish.  This wine would be great pared with Coquilles St. Jacques, any light white fish. 

The other is a medium bodies Petit Syrah, also from L. A. Cetto.  A great wine to be pared with Beef Wellington, or a Baron of Beef. 

Monte Xanic  Their Cabernet Sauvignon has a pleasant robust bouquet, the wine is rich in tanins, yet disappointing on the palate.

Santo Tomas  Their Sirocco is pleasant on the palate, soft in flavour.  The Duetto is a beautiful well-rounded wine, rich in colour.

The three wineries in attendance were Monte Xanic, L. A. Cetto, and Santo Tomas

I believe that, given time and  patience,  these as well as other Mexican wineries will become contenders on the world market.