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.

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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.