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staff picks: 5 holiday wines


staff picks: 5 holiday wines

Cleansing is for January. Until then, bottom’s up!

Sarah, Editor-in-chief
Don’t panic, it’s organic—the 2007 Soleus Cabernet Sauvignon from Chilé (look for the watering can on the label) is barrel aged and surprisingly refined for $13.99. Drink up!

Athena, Toronto editor
Every time we eat at Terroni (sometimes thrice weekly!) we order a bottle of Biferno Rosso. Nothing washes down a Margherita better. Approx. $21.99.

Malwina, Calgary editor
For white we’ll be pouring the aromatic Kung Fu Girl Riesling ($25) and for red the vivacious Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2008, $16.

Elsa, Montreal editor, French edition
Château Moncontour 2005 Vouvray: A very good French sparkling wine that looks like Champagne, tastes delicious, and is a lot cheaper, $19.95.

Maria, Copy chief
For the pre-dinner cheese plate we uncork a bottle of the rich and fruity Sandhill Pinot Blanc, $18.