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• The following Tawse Sparkling wine is available through the LCBO Vintages Direct Delivery Program.

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
Tawse ‘Spark’ Brut Sparkling 2014
VQA Niagara Peninsula $24.95 (384966) 12.0% alcohol
This Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris blend is a finely crafted ‘methode traditionelle’ with lees aging. There are delicate notes of brioche intermingling with citrus notes and tree fruit aromas. The vibrant texture and fine-bead mousse precede mouth-cleansing acidity. There’s depth and breadth to the tangy fruit flavours with an elusive mineral character and a note of grapefruit zest lingering on the lengthy finish. Sip well chilled on its own or with light appetizers. (Susan Desjardins)