2009 JoieFarm Rosé

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He says: This would be better served marketed as a Beaujolais/Pinot Noir blend to be drunk at room temperature rather than chilled.

She says: For those of you that loved cherry-flavoured cough syrup growing up, this is the wine for you. It’s definitely not for me.

2007 Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio

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She says: Whilst this was my favourite wine of the tasting, it didn’t ‘wow’ me like it has on occasions past.

He says: There is depth and elegance to this wine, but it has yet to reach the complexity we find in Old World favorites, which is no surprise.

2007 Fairview Cellars The Bear

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She says: More of a teddy bear than a black bear.

He says: I’d love to try this in a few years to see what secondary characteristics develop.

2009 Black Hills Estate Alibi

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She says: Overall, this wine showed excellent balance with its high Sauvignon Blanc content providing refreshing acidity.

He says: Lived up to its reputation as one of the best white wines from the Okanagan.

2007 Tantalus Vineyards Riesling Old Vines

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He says: Tantalus is renown for their Riesling, and the Old Vines bottling is at the pinnacle of what is produced in BC.

She says: Now this is my kind of Riesling!

2009 Arrowleaf Cellars Pinot Gris

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She says: You cannot go wrong at $16 a bottle and it needs no companion… this is an easy wine to drink all on it’s own.

He says: They could charge a few more dollars for this wine, but instead it’s a bargain for us at only $16/bottle.

Had a glass: 2009 Stag’s Hollow Rosé

Source: http://www.stagshollowwinery.com

He says: this wine is a tease…

She says: he loves to be teased…

Wine truths

“Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.”
by Henry Fielding

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.