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• The following 13th Street Winery sparkling wine is a Vintages Essentials product and is always stocked and available in select stores.

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
13th Street Winery Cuvée Brut Rosé Non-Vintage
VQA Niagara Peninsula $24.95 (147504) 12.5% alcohol
This ‘traditional method’ sparkling Rosé underwent its second fermentation in the bottle and is a blend of 56% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay and a splash of Gamay. Aromas of strawberry, baking bread and red licorice introduce an elegant mousse of fine-bead bubbles infused with an array of racy flavour—red currant and cranberry mingle with peach skin and grilled, lightly sugared pink grapefruit. All in all, balanced and crisp, good value and lip-smacking delicious. (Vic Harradine)

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Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage
Carneros $28.75 (223792) 12.5% alcohol
Produced from 100% Chardonnay, this is a classic, delivering lovely aromas of brioche, citrus and orchard fruit. Dry, mid-weight, the vibrant acidity and finely-wrought creamy mousse accent the flavours of citrus, green apple and pear. Showing good length in the clean, slightly pithy finish, it’s just delightful. (Susan Desjardins)

• Receive 12 Bonus AirMiles on the purchase of each bottle of Mumm ‘Cuvée Napa’ Brut Prestige Non-Vintage from now until April 23, 2016.

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Mumm ‘Cuvée Napa’ Brut Prestige Non-Vintage
Carneros $25.95 (217273) 13.0% alcohol
An equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, aged 12 months on the lees, this tantalizing Methode Traditionelle sparkling wine shows a complex nose reminiscent of rising bread, toasted nut, clover honey, citrus and pear. Dry, medium bodied, with a vibrant presence and creamy fine-beaded mousse, it’s zesty with citrus flavours and tangy apple skin, long and clean with a replay of toasted nut on the finish. Sip and savour or serve with light appetizers. (Susan Desjardins)