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J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016 with Brie Cheese

J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016, Susanne’s Wine Pick

J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016 Susanne's Wine Pick

J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW AT 4:55 MINUTES IN THE SHOW

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J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016

So this week I went with a red wine today too. My pick is from Paso Robles, situated on California’s Central Coast. Georgia and I visited this winery a couple of years ago. We headed down the coast after shooting our show in Napa Valley.

So J, for Jerry Lohr, has been around since 1974, a hugely successful brand, one of America’s most known wineries, they have two wine centers now, one in San Jose and of course the one we visited. J Lohr is actually one of the few family owned estate-focused wineries of this size.

To the vino, you know me pretty well, how often do I gravitate to Merlot? Not that often right? So this time I did and I was super happy about the J. Lohr Osos Merlot 2016 $22.95 I cracked open when I got home!

So this Merlot actually has a substantial dose of Malbec in it, no shrinking violet this wine, bright, seductive aroma of plum and blueberry, full juicy dark fruit flavour and a lengthy finish.

Episode 77: When Life Gives You Lemons! Make Limoncello!

Episode 77: When Life Gives You Lemons! Make Limoncello!

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec- Susanne’s Wine Pick

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

Malbec is the heart of the Argentine wine industry and continues to be the global wine ambassador.

Pasual Toso Limited Edition Malbec

Pasual Toso Limited Edition Malbec

Celebrate Malbec World Day April 17

Susanne’s Wine Pick

This Malbec has aromas of plum and blueberry with spice and peppery notes. Dry with good aroma replays. Structured with soft tannins and a solid fruity finish.

Las Barrancas is in a stunning location with premium quality soils, ideal climate and environment, located in Mendoza, in the district of Maipu within the Mendoza River highland. In the area, at around 750 meters above sea level, more than 400 hectares belong to Pascual Toso.

It is a heterogeneous terroir, an uneven piece of land going down 7 meters, where stretch soils with bare rock in which grapes stand up with all its quality, to deeper soils with green coverage.

Las Barrancas possess excellent conditions for climatic agriculture, with warm days and fresh nights, low humidity relative and high heatstroke what is translated in vineyards with excellent quality of fruits and sanity. The water for irrigation comes from the snow of the Andes mountain trough the main River of the county, “Mendoza River”. Organic matter is very scarce due to the quick decomposition it goes through because rains are not heavy and there is intensive cultural activity. Although the soils are of similar origin, various textures may be found in small areas.

Join us every Wednesday for Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the Anchor Bar for 1/2 price wines by the glass and the bottle as selected by us, all night jazz and prizes

Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC Rhône

Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC Rhône, Susann’e Wine Pick

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC Rhône.

A delicious blend of Grenache and Syrah.Medium ruby garnet colour; dry, medium-bodied, soft and rounded with raspberry, tobacco leaf, plum and vanillin aromas and flavours.

 

The Wine Ladies Wine Pick. Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere,Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC

The Wine Ladies Wine Pick. Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere,Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC

155TH ANNIVERSARY

SINCE 1859, OGIER SHINES FROM CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE TO MAKE WINES OF EXCELLENCE AND SHARE THE LIFESTYLE IN RHÔNE VALLEY. IN 2014, FOR ITS 155TH ANNIVERSARY, OGIER PURCHASES A FARM AND A MAGNIFICENT TERROIR OF SAFRES NEXT TO A SENSITIVE NATURAL SPACE, THE SALTY POND, LOCATED ON THE MUNICIPALITY OF COURTHEZON. AT THE HEART OF THIS PROTECTED NATURAL ECOSYSTEM, A NEW WINE MAKING CENTER, IMAGINED BY DIDIER COUTURIER, WILL TAKE PLACE AND WILL BE THE NEW CRADLE OF OUR WINES OF EXCELLENCE.

Join us every Wednesday for Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the Anchor Bar for 1/2 price wines by the glass and the bottle as selected by us, all night jazz and prizes.

On this week’s Audio Podcast..French wine and chocolate truffles, the perfect Valentine’s experience.

Yealands Family Wines

Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2015,Marlborough,New Zealand, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

The Marlborough wine region in New Zealand is widely recognized as the “King of Sauvignon Blanc”.

New Zealand, is recognized the world over for its commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Yealands Family Wines is considered the most sustainable winery in the world!

In the glass this straw coloured wine offers classic grassy, gooseberry and melon aromas; the palate is dry, medium bodied; crisp citrus and ripe melon flavours and a refreshingly crisp finish.

Join us every Wednesday for Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the Anchor Bar for 1/2 price wines by the glass and the bottle as selected by us, all night jazz and prizes.

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Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere, Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC,The Wine Ladies Wine Picks

Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere, Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC,The Wine Ladies Wine Picks.

J Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2013, Paso Robles, Susanne’s Wine Pick

J Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2013

So this week I went with a red wine today too. My pick is from Paso Robles, situated on California’s Central Coast. Georgia and I visited this winery a couple of years ago. We headed down the coast after shooting our show in Napa Valley.

So J, for Jerry Lohr, has been around since 1974, a hugely successful brand, one of America’s most known wineries, they have two wine centers now, one in San Jose and of course the one we visited. J Lohr is actually one of the few family owned estate-focused wineries of this size.

To the vino, you know me pretty well, how often do I gravitate to Merlot? Not that often right? So this time I did and I was super happy about the J Lohr Osos Merlot 2013 $21.95 I cracked open when I got home!

So this Merlot actually has a substantial dose of Malbec in it, no shrinking violet this wine, bright, seductive aroma of plum and blueberry, full juicy dark fruit flavour and a lengthy finish. PLUS 2013, they are saying is was an extremely strong vintage for Paso Robles!

 JLohr Los Osos Merlot 2013 $21.95 

Listen to my review at 5:05 minutes in the radio show.

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On this week’s Audio Podcast…

Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Coming up on our show today, one of Italy’s many claims to fame, is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place, and it is a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco.

Episode 46: Pitars Prosecco;Nicola Pittaro, Danylo Mielnik, Carlo Greco

There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. So in our first segment we are excited to share with everyone today a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery.

Pitars Winery

Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends.

Pitars family

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

Order onlines, or contact us to setup a wine tasting at your home, restaurant or business establishment. info@vdfwines.com or 905-995-2542

Follow us on Twitter @VDFWines

 

Mason Spink, Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of interviewing on our audio podcast EPIDODE 31, the winemaker Mason Spink from Dirty Laundry. A wonderful winery located in Summerland of the Okanagan Valley.

This winery has a very cool history, with quite a bit of monkey business that went on in its earlier days. Check out the video for the full story. This winery is so much fun, it is laid back, tongue and cheek, but also makes fabulous wines.

My wine pick…Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013 $19.95/bottle

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013

“This femme fatale has a luscious, fruit forward style that is all nouveau monde. Vive la difference!” is how Mason Spink the winemaker refers to this un-oaked Chardonnay. It is stainless steel fermented to allow the fruit to show brilliantly in the wine.I loved this wine with a lively, bright acidity, citrus, apple and a hint of honey, really delicious and has also won numerous awards…

Gold – All Canadian Wine Championship 2015

Silver – Northwest Wine Summit 2015

Just to let you know they also have a “Naughty Version of the Chardonnay… only this one is done in oak!

Pick up a bottle before they sell out!

LISTEN TO MY WINE REVIEW OF THE DIRTY LAUNDRY NOT S0 KNOTTY CHARDONNAY 2013 AT 6:30 MINUTES IN THE SHOW

On this week’s radio show…Ancient Vines,Historic Wines, Antiques, Beringer Vineyards, Taylor-Fladgate Port plus a great new find, Porta 6.

EPISODE 38

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Susanne’s Wine Pick

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014

For me, over these last few gorgeous warm days we enjoyed, I was drawn to my fave once again,because I know in the winter months I tend to move onto other whites a little more. My fave of course is of course Sauvignon Blanc. So this week my wine pick is the Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $18.95 (Prod # 734798) From guess where??? Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Susanne’s Wine Pick

For this wine the fruit comes from two vineyard areas of Marlborough, the Wairau and Awatere valleys, which sit side by side
This “dream blend” as winemaker Simon Fell calls it derives its richness and weight from the Wairau area while its finesse and minerality come from the cooler Awatere area.


Right on Mr Fell! I really enjoyed this Sauvignon Blanc, it delivered just like you said it would, crisp, lively, zesty and delicious with intense classic citrus, passion fruit and herbal notes, definitely got my taste buds salivating for something delish to munch on with my second, third fourth sips…

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc imported by Airen Imports

Listen to my review at 5:00 minutes into the show

Episode WL10-14-2015

On this week’s radio show…
La Dolce Vita,”the sweet life!”

We feature a fabulous premium Prosecco, the signature Italian spirit, Grappa and an Italian wine producer from the region of Umbria with a devilish story and great wines.
Plus a Michelin starred Italian Chef, with a spectacular restaurant in the historic, culturally rich gastronomic capital of Rome.

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

I rediscovered a wine that was right up my alley. As a fan of Sauvignon Blanc I find myself once again gravitating to this citrus, fresh and delightful Sauvignon Blanc.  The winery is Villa Maria  New Zealand’s Most Awarded Winery.

The wine is the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Marlborough, this is a family owned winery that is known for being a leader in sustainability and great quality.I loved it, and I picked it up for $16.95, a good buy!

On this week’s radio show…

South America Sizzles with Sensational Sips and Sights! Exploring Chile, Argentina and Peru

We have a super lineup of guests this week. Our topic today Sizzling South America with their red hot wines, incredible gastronomy and the exploring of what one of our favorite Globe and Mail columnist recently called the “hippest sip of the moment”, that is Pisco.

EPISODE WL 08-09-2015

Listen to my wine review at 6:20 minutes into the show.

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Villa Maria Winery, New Zealand’s “Most Awarded Winery”. Meet Ollie Powrie head viticulturist on this week’s radio show.