Wine of the Week for February 15, 2010

Spinelli Malbec 2007 - $7.95
Style: R2

Italy: Puglia

Malbec from Italy? Why not! Look for reserved aromas of raisin, black raspberry, dark chocolate, and sweet oak. The palate is quite rich and tangy, with cherry, strawberry and blueberry flavours, light tannins and a whisper of sweetness. Fairly good body and good length with a bit of sourness in the finish. Quite the deal, and suitable for steak and kidney pie or cabbage rolls. (LCBO 143750)

Wine of the Week for February 1, 2010

Creekside Pinot Gris 2008 - $ 14.95
Style: W3

Canada: Niagara

Niagara could very well be the next great Sauvignon region. Look for tangy aromas of pear, melon and grapefruit. Equally tangy on the palate, with loads of citrus and just a touch of mineral. Very good body and length, with a touch of spice on the close. Bright, elegant and totally terrific! Try with gnocchi, smoked salmon or quiche. (LCBO 83196)