Tag: Everything Wine

  • Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L’Ecusson Brut

    Tis the season.   Sparkling from Luxembourg.  At 12.4%.  Cheaper than cheap Prosecco.  Luscious on the palate.  Could there be a better Christmas gift?   Decanter gave this a best in show, 95 points, platinum.  I’m not sure we were drinking the same wine.  However, it is wonderful.  It is lovely.  It has a finish […]

  • CVNE Rioja Reserva, 2012 & CVNE Rioja Crianza, 2012

    The best tasting, best drinking red wine in its class, the best red wine under $40 in BC, period.  And, I might add, much better than many BC reds up to half the price more.  We have held off posting until assured there was no more to be found in the Lower Mainland.  Joking.  Half […]

  • Famille Perrin “Les Cornuds” Vinsobres, 2014

    If it’s Tuesday, there’s probably a wine sale at Everything Wine.  If it’s Wednesday, there’s probably a wine sale at Everything Wine.  So it goes. When Everything Wine has a sale they invariably have the Vinsobres with a “90” point seal on it.  And the price ($24) drops to $20 before taxes.  And at that […]

  • Doña Paula Black Edition Estate Red Blend, 2015

    Extremely good value.  Not a home-run blend by any stretch, but easily as good (i.e., approachable, food friendly, likeable), as any number of $40-plus BC reds.  Plus you get the red heft of a 14.5% wine at only 14%.   We found it flavourful but a bit flat, I mean if you’re comparing with the […]

  • King Shaka-Zulu Chenin Blanc, 2015

    Pretty good but not pretty great.   Notes of clementine, an unusual and pronounced vanilla, a tangy acidity, refreshing floral herb slash butterfly garden, and a monumental minerality that persists on the palate.  I wouldn’t have guessed this as a Chenin blind but enjoyed it nonetheless.  Was superb with a cheese souffle.  As for Shaka-Zulu, […]

  • Sierra Cantabria Rioja, 2011

    Ever taste wine with friends, take notes, compare them, and find that what one person found heavy and tannic another found fruity and light?  Or, more typically, buy wine specifically because of the reviewer’s blurb—only to be wholly let down?  This is that experience in a nutshell.   Here’s the professional review: “…dense, rich red […]

  • D’Orrance Chenin Blanc KAMA, 2012

      Poetry.   If you splurge once in a while on a wine simply because of critical praise, and then are disappointed, I hear your pain. Amen brother. We need to forge a twelve step critical disappointment program. But sometimes you dig deep into the wine budget and it pays off big time. Case in […]

  • TintoNegro Limestone Block Malbec, 2012

    92 points.  Seriously?  Someone is losing their marbles.   Price: $32.50 at Everything Wine.   Market Liquidity: An easy to drink red.

  • Maycas del Limari Sumaq Reserva Chardonnay, 2013 & Urban Uco Malbec Tempranillo, 2013

    Value week on Buyingbcwines: To round off our value wine theme this week we finish with an enormously satisfying Chilean Chardonnay and a critics pick. The Argentinian blend, Malbec-Tempranillo, is an over-90 pointer from Parker, and drinks pretty much the way you’d expect: Fruit heavy, a little leaden, rich and hearty. Personally, I didn’t like […]