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Weekly Wine – Gray Fox

23 Nov

1123gfcharGray Fox Chardonnay
2015
USA
750ml
13% ABV
$8.55 (LCBO)

I look at this label with a bit of trepidation.
On the one hand foxes are good looking animals.
On the other they are known to be sly and mischievous.
The one on this bottle looks cute. It looks at me invitingly. Try me it beckons.
But what lies beneath those imploring eyes and the screw cap is a mystery. I must find out.
The first sip is Nasty. So is the second. It is sourish and a little sweet – that’s the chardonnay speaking. There are apples here and lemons I think. But it is sour… not the super unpleasant kind of sour, just the kind like the candy kids eat.
I don’t want that in a wine.

Cuban cars

31 Jul

SONY DSC
It is a good thing that the US is normalizing its relationship with Cuba. One can only hope that the change is managed well and the country won’t collapse cause of greed or mismanagement. This shot shows two ubiquitous cars in Cuba that symbolize the Island nations alliances for the past 70 years. The car in front is a Soviet era car while the one in the back is some old American car.

Weekly Wine –Beringer

25 Feb

SONY DSCBeringer California Collection Pinot Grigio
2013
USA
750ml
12.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

Another Pinot Grigio.
Another good wine.
I should honestly try a really expensive Pinot Grigio and see if there is any difference to these sub $10 Pinot Grigio wines. I’ve tried ones that cost $15 or so and there is no difference.
The most expensive Pinot Grigio at the LCBO, where most Ontarians buy their wine, is $34.95. That’s a 750ml bottle of Italian wine. For the same amount you can get 3 litres, in a box, of Copper Moon Pinot Grigio which I reviewed a while back. It’s not the best, but it will do.
This one is much better. It is crisp, light and pleasant to drink. It is a very nice wine – a classic Pinot Grigio. The colour is quite pale, but that is par for the course for these types of wines.
You could spend much more on a Pinot Grigio – but why would you?