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Taster’s Choice: Holiday Edition

Taster’s Choice: Holiday Edition

Showcasing a wicker hamper of goodies for holiday dining and entertaining with friends and family, the five-star rating system stresses value for price.

Manotsuru "Bylzai" Ginjo Sake
Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
StarStarStarStar $13.29 

 A premium, micro-brewed Sake, Bulzai is made with rice milled to 60%, a small amount of distilled alcohol and pasteurization only before bottling. Zesty palate offers delicate flavours of banana, white pepper, licorice and mineral. Pair with light fish and seafood.

SUMAC RIDGE STELLER’S JAY SPARKLING SHIRAZ
Summerland, British Columbia
StarStarStarStar $24.49

Why not an Okanagan Sparkling Shiraz, a style appreciated Down Under? This example sports fine, fizzy, crimson bubbles and meaty, intensely rich sour cherry, blackberry and licorice with notes of yeast and smoke. Serve chilled with game, turkey and chocolate.

HESTER CREEK 2013 THE JUDGE
Oliver, Golden Mile Bench, British Columbia
StarStarStarStar 1/2 $45

Awesome meritage blend is first Hester Creek wine with new Golden Mile Bench sub-appellation. It boasts poignant, voluptuous flavours of plum, black pepper, cassis, dark chocolate and cigar smoke backed by succulent tannins. Partners roasted lamb, duck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOMAINE LAFAGE 2013 BASTIDE MIRAFLORS
Roussillon, France
StarStarStarStar 1/2 $23.49

From a cuvée of Syrah and Grenache grown on a stony site, this rich, dense red delivers character, complexity and longevity. Concentrated flavours suggest black fruit, fig, black pepper, toffee and lavender with ripe, chewy tannins. Takes cassoulet, pepper steak.

KRAZE LEGZ SKAHA VINEYARD ROGUE FORTIFIED WINE
Kaleden, British Columbia
StarStarStarStar 1/2 $45

Warm and comforting tonic against winter draughts, this stunning fortified wine is the perfect, after-dinner nightcap. Tawny-hued with a luscious palate exuding black cherry, raisins, dates, butterscotch, walnuts and spices. Serve with Stilton, dark chocolate, nuts.


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Oct-Nov-2015-okanagan-shoppingOur Oct-Nov issue digs deep into the profiles of Thompson Okanagan shoppers and we're celebrating how UBCO makes a big difference to so many facets of life in the Valley. Wine writer Michael Botner showcases a quintet of fabulous wines from selected producers on the multi-faceted Naramata Bench.

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Michael Botner

Wine columnist for Okanagan Life Magazine, Michael Botner authors our High Spirits feature. Trained as a chartered accountant, Michael now devotes his time and energy to Accounting for Taste, a company dedicated to demystifying wine. As a wine consultant, Michael has chaired a number of international wine competitions. More posts

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