Red wine

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 …”

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 … “