Here is my most recent wine column, Fine Fare & Wine to Pair, published May 19 in My City, a monthly lifestyle magazine in the Abbotsford News.
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The 2007 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Small Lot Sangiovese ($30/14.5% ABV) from B.C.’s Okanagan is a great pasta-supper friend. Sip it when you serve linguine with a red sauce full of diced tomatoes, capers, red bell peppers, garlic, some dried chillies, a whole bag of baby organic spinach, fresh oregano and basil, and a splash (or two or three) of the wine.
If it’s too warm in your kitchen for pasta, this wine will sing a lovely tune to grilled burgers basted with tangy barbecue sauce...read more.
Click here or on the image above to read my May, 2011 column.
What comes to mind when you smell or taste a particular wine? Are you reminded of a fruit, flower, spice, vegetable, herb, or something earthy or woodsy? Maybe you picture something completely different.
Here is a basic wine aroma and flavour profile chart that touches on 16 popular world wines and includes typical flavour and aroma descriptors. Click here or on the graphic below to get to the full-size PDF.