We’ve boxed up boxing day and are getting ready to welcome the new year, but before we get there let’s take a deep breath, relax and have a glass of wine. The next two days we’ll be tasting a couple of good mid-week refreshers. Stop in and have a sip.
2015 Gerard Bertrand, Art de Vivre Rouge $15
Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Oddly packaged in a ceramic bottle. The Vivre has some nice Balsamic notes that add a touch of class to the black cherry, red plum and wild raspberry notes of this juicy red, with savory touches of mineral and herb on the clean finish.
Was $20 Now $15
Flegenheimer Bros. ‘Out of the Park’ Sparkling Shiraz NV $12
96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
This sparkling Shiraz from Australia has a bouquet of rich berry fruits, dark cherries and soft lingering hints of integrated oak. On the palate bright juicy red fruits and sweet plum are balanced with silky tannins and a velvety smooth finish.