Susanne's Wine Picks

For me, over these last few gorgeous warm days we enjoyed, I was drawn to my fave once again,because I know in the winter months I tend to move onto other whites a little more. My fave of course is of course Sauvignon Blanc. So this week my wine pick is the Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $18.95 (Prod # 734798) From guess where??? Marlborough, New Zealand

For this wine the fruit comes from two vineyard areas of Marlborough, the Wairau and Awatere valleys, which sit side by side
This “dream blend” as winemaker Simon Fell calls it derives its richness and weight from the Wairau area while its finesse and minerality come from the cooler Awatere area.

  Right on Mr Fell! I really enjoyed this Sauvignon Blanc, it delivered just like you said it would, crisp, lively, zesty and delicious with intense classic citrus, passion fruit and herbal notes, definitely got my taste buds salivating for something delish to munch on with my second, third fourth sips…

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc imported by Airen Imports





So for my wine pick today I enjoyed a yummy Cabernet Sauvignon last week in my backyard with a nice juicy steak. It was from Australia, from one of Australia’s greatest fine wine regions, the Margaret River, known of course for their Cabernet Sauvignon.

My find the Ring-bolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, from the Margaret River. In our market $21.95

Well worth the money, a steal of a deal actually…

Full bodied, smooth, succulent with a juicy flavor of cherries, a hint of chocolate, layered, with hints of fine oak and a lasting finish.

The name Ringbolt by the way was a ship that sank during the late 1800’s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region.







EPISODE WL 08-31-2015




I have a very rich, flavourful juicy, vibrant and delicious wine with tremendous power and delight and it is a white wine.


Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2012

VINTAGES#: 421941 


 This wine  was just released here in the first week in August here in our market but won’t be around for too long..

The grapes were hand harvested, whole-cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak, the wine aged in the barrel “sur lie” for 9 months and then bottled.

The wine is rich, juicy, full bodied, with aromas of pear, apple and notes of vanilla and oak spice.

Flavours of more pear, hints of lemon and a touch of brioche with a lasting finish.



I rediscovered a wine that was right up my alley, as a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, I find myself once again gravitating to this citrus, fresh and delightful Sauvignon Blanc from,not a surprise New Zealand’s Most Awarded Winery, Villa Maria.
The wine is the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Marlborough, this is a family owned winery that is known for being a leader in sustainability and great quality.I loved it, and I picked it up for $16.95, a good buy!

Listen to my wine review at 6:20 minutes into the show.

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 I’m thinking about summer entertaining too and came upon this red wine that is made with the Gamay grape. The grape of Beaujolias of course and I really enjoyed it. Gamay and Beaujolais have sort of been off my radar so this was very much a welcome surprise.

This wine has great bright fruit of cherry, plum and hint of spice on the nose, it has vibrant acidity, and mouth filling flavours of more plum and cherry and a touch of toasted or baking spice, very satisfying, lingering finish.Quite the Gamay!

It is the 2013 Tawse Gamay Noir, which sells for $18.95 at the winery Tawse Winery, located on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment

This is the 3rd year Tawse Winery is making their Gamay. The grapes are sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards they are hand harvested and the wine is aged in French oak for about 8 months.Tawse Winery of course is certified biodynamic and I love that too.

This wine was released July 2015 here in our market in Vintages.



 On this week's radio show...Summer cocktails, beers and wines…dish it up! Lindeman's 1000 moments of Sunshine.Sip and Sleuth to Win - $100.00 Neal Brothers Foods tote bag filled with goodies and snacks.

Listen to Susanne's wine review at 4:40 minutes into the radio show.

We are well into the throws of summer and we hope you are all enjoying a little summer fun, whether at the cottage, on a beach or maybe on your patio or wherever you are. On today’s show we are going to share with you some spectacular summer drinks, cocktails, wines, super craft beers and snacks to help make your vaca days even that much more delicious!


Episode WL 07-20-2015

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