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Weekly Wine – Copper Moon

17 Dec

SONY DSCCopper Moon Pinot Grigio
12% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

Hey… Here’s an inexpensive Canadian white wine that isn’t half bad.
To be honest, I have not had a bad Pinot Grigio. It is a foolproof grape.
This wine is a blend of Canadian and imported Pinot Grigio wines, so it should not be too difficult to make it OK. I’ve even made Pinot Grigio at a wine making place and it turned out well.

Actually… this wine tastes like that. It has a body of one of those wines.
Usually Pinot Grigio wines are light in flavour and body. This one is heavy. It has weight. It is not unpleasant, but it has this metallic after taste to it. These be the sulphites. They are quite pronounced when the wine drops to room temperature. But it is not that bad.
I am quite taken by this wine. That said – there are better wines at this price. But if one wants a heavy Pinot Grigio, this is the one.

Weekly Wine – Copper Moon

9 Jul

SONY DSCCopper Moon Riesling
Year: N/A
$9.95 (LCBO)

I’ve had some red wine from this winery and it was not bad. It cost more than ten bucks though. This wine fits the budget so I was looking forward to it.
I drank it quite cold initially and it did not impress. I had it in the freezer to get it down to proper temperature and it overstayed a bit. (It did not freeze though – it was just quite cold.) There was this sour presence that overwhelmed all else. As it warmed up to the proper temperature it became more palatable.
I noticed that there was another name to this wine, “Moonlight Harvest.” Reading the back label it claims to be “harvested under the light of the moon.” Really. This wine is a blend of Canadian and imported wines. And they were all harvested under the light of the moon? What if it was cloudy?
I did not sample this wine with the suggested, “pork, Thai cuisine, Cajun BBQ shrimp and orange or lemon chicken.” I drank this and dreamed of ketchup chips.
Funny how taste works.