|Enjoying a first glass of Burgundy in Paris|
While I still love my new world wine, I’ve been making more of an effort to search for those that strike a balance between the right amount of fruit and body to hold its own as an appetizer, while having the modesty to take second stage to the main meal. A couple of my recent finds include:
Anne Amie, Cuvée Pinot Noir, 2008 from Oregon – a beautiful example of new world Pinot Noir, done by the PN masters in Oregon and $27 at the LCBO.
Vina Mayor, Toro, 2007 from Spain - (ok, Spain isn’t really “new world” but…) 100% Tinta de Toro grapes, perfect for a barbecue and reasonably priced at $20 at the LCBO.
|Posing in front of the Domaine du Mauperthuis vines (left), and pouring myself a taste at the Vignoble Jaumouille, both in the Loire Valley|