All paired with a Caesar Salad with chicken and bacon, plus a margarita pizza. These wines are all crisp and high in acidity which makes them perfect palate cleansers.
Henry of Palham, Sauvignon Blanc 2019, $14.95
A true crowd pleaser.
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, $13.95
Starts with a distinct cannabis taste which is also a vegetal taste. Pair with food that features green peppers.
Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc 2020, $14.95
Has a taste of grapefruit or may its pink lemonade.
Caymus (the minds behind this puzzle) won't tip their hat as to what comprises this popular blend. The smoke, sweet dark fruit, chocolate and spice notes are the perfect solution for your dinner conundrum. Enjoy with marinated sirloin steak or chicken satay.
Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L'Écusson Brut Sparkling, $20.95
Crisp, refreshing, and unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. It will offer notes of apple, citrus and bread. Paired with vegetarian rolls.
Shannon Ridge High Elevation Collection Zinfandel 2018, $21.95
Sourced from three sites that soar high above the cloud line in the hills of Lake County, this is a structured, complex Zinfandel replete with ripe blackberry, fresh mint and licorice. Paired with General Tao chicken and fried rice
Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port, $18.90
LBV Port is aged four to six years in wood. Deep ruby, with aromas of dark plum and minerally, smoky notes. Sweet, with medium body, supple tannins and balanced acidity. Enjoy flavours of plum with smoky tones, to herbal, chocolatey finish. Serve with rich cheese or homemade chocolate brownies.
Remy Pannier Sauvignon Blanc Val De Loire IGP
Sauvignon blanc from Loire Valley is a classic that is often emulated but rarely replicated. Pouring a bright straw this is aromatic with notes of spices, nuts, herbs, grapefruit and pear; the palate is light-plus, extra-dry and flavourful with hints of lees, nuts, grapefruit and light florals followed by a subtle finish.
Raymond Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby colour; floral, dark berries - cassis, blackberry, herbal and soft vanilla aromas; medium body; cassis, vanilla and spice flavours with ripe supportive tannins.
Pair with Christmas treats like mini tourtiere or cheese such as manchego, parmesan reggiano or old cheddar.
Santa Julia Chenin Blanc
Bodegas Santa Julia is one of Argentina's leaders in sustainable wine production, and Mendoza has matured into one of the world's great wine regions. This dry, aromatic chenin blanc delivers ripe apricot and peach aromas, and ample tree-fruit flavours. Its lively texture is superb with seafood, chicken or vegetable dishes.
Raymond Family Classic Chardonnay
Pale yellow colour with green highlights; tropical fruit, vanilla and citrus aromas; full bodied and creamy; pineapple, honey and vanilla flavours with refreshing acidity and long finish
Bouchard AF Heritage Du Conseiller Pinot Noir Vdfrance
Heritage du Conseiller line pays homage to Paul Bouchard (1814-1898) and his commitment to quality. Medium ruby in colour with vibrant aromas and flavours of beetroot, plum, flowers, berry and licorice. Light to medium-bodied and fruity with a refreshing clean finish, this is well-suited for baked salmon or pepperoni pizza.
The Chocolate Block 2018
Matured for 16 months in used oak barrels. Syrah with Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier create spices and fruit.
Villa Annaberta Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Deep ruby red with dark chocolate and a hint of leather.
Château Pierre de Montignac 2015
Fine toastiness, smoke, fine oak, coffee and ripe dark fruit.
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni
Blend of Cab, Merlot and Sangiovese is filled with red fruit. Have with a really strong cheese.
* The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2018
Ripe dark-plum and blueberry flavours with bold, juicy tannins.