Red, Red Wine…fall is coming and the shift is on…
But not without stocking up on some pre dinner bubbles….

Val d’Oca Processo DOGG – $19.10, Italy

This is one Prosecco that you can drink every day!  Golden colour, refreshing, medium body, full of flavours!

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico – $23.95, Italy

Nice medium to full bodied Chianti – Sangiovese blend Cabernet and Merlot.  It was an Easter treat at my brother Ed’s home, brought by wine connoisseur Michael A.  Rich in colour and a wonderful aroma.  From one of the oldest wine producing estates in Italy.  The Ricasoli name has been linked to Brolio since 1141.  Yes 1141!

Tommasi Il Sestante Valpolicella Ripasso 2014 – $18.95, Italy

This is one solid wine from a very reliable Italian wine family!  Deep red in colour with captivating aromas.  Rich and full bodied on the palate – my kind of wine!  A steal at under 20 bucks.

Pietra Pura Mandus 2016 – $18.95, Italy

Here is one that you can stock up because you will never get tired of it!  Nice ruby red colour with intense aromas of black cherry and plum. Full body, a little spicy and a great finish.

Ironstone Cabernet Savignon 2016 – $17.95, California

This is one name, and at that price, that I like to drink now and also put down for a few years and let it raise its own bar.  Full bodied with dark berry flavours, coffee and vanilla smoothness.  Never disappoints.


Jim Jim Shiraz 2014 – $16.95, Australia

My friend Jim brought this to a dinner party.  He liked the name, wonder why?!  He thought I might like the doggy on the label!  The doggy wasn’t that cute and the wine – well it kind of sucked!  Do yourself a favour and just skip this one.