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Editor's Picks: top holiday wines (yes, we tasted them all)


Editor's Picks: top holiday wines (yes, we tasted them all)

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Merry Merlot
Who doesn't love Merlot? Penticton's Painted Rock Estate Winery 2007 Merlot ($40) has all the mocha and plummy-ness you want over the holidays. We'd sip this bold bottle in front of a roaring fire with Mr. Right.



Great for a Gift
Elegant labels, and the best Pinot Noir grapes in all the Okanagan, conspire to make the Adieu Pinot Noir from Le Vieux Pins (their last batch of the varietal) a celebratory wine. Would also be a fine choice for a divorce party! Order by cases of 6 ($35/bottle) at for Vancouver delivery.



Bargain Bubbles
Get the weekend started early (like on Wednesday!) by popping a bottle of this unique sparkling Montalto Pinot Grigio ($17.99) from Italy. More complex than your usual bubbles, it has citrus and floral notes.



Aussie Rules
The new batch of Yellowtail Reserves are surefire crowd pleasers. At a recent blind tasting, we were partial to the Shiraz ($15.99), with a blackberry nose and chocolate finish.