Buying Guide

Nine fine reds — mostly Pinot Noir

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“… six Pinot Noirs from the October 15 release — three of them Canadian — along with a Canadian Cabernet blend and Shiraz from two Australian producers …”

A rosé and six red wines

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“A rosé, two Riojas, two Pinot Noirs (from the Okanagan and Burgundy), a Niagara Cabernet Franc and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch …”

Two sparkling wines and six whites

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“A Grand Cru Champagne and a local Ontario sparkling wine introduce four excellent 2014 Chardonnays (two from Chablis, one from Prince Edward County, and one from Montagny), along with a fine expression of Greco di Tufo, and a lovely, fresh Soave.”

Six red wines and five rosés

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“Three North American Pinot Noirs, three reds from Spain and Portugal, and five French rosés provide a good mix of excellence and value from this release.”

Three sparkling wines and six new world reds

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“Three terrific sparkling wines are great values as well, although at different price levels. I also recommend six new world red wines, mostly from the antipodes, including four Pinot Noirs, a Grenache blend and a Shiraz … “

Eight white wines of real interest

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“White wines can provide so much interest and diversity, and I can almost always find wines that intrigue. Here I’ve chosen eight examples that I strongly recommend, from Fiano, Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Moschofilero and of course Chardonnay… ”