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• Order any of the following six wines by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from VinoLuna wine agency. Contact by website, VinoLuna, by Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or in the GTA phone 416 587-6691.

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Fattoria La Torre ‘La Villa’ Chianti Colle Senesi 2015
DOCG Chianti Colle Senesi, Italy $14.20 13.0% alcohol
Situated near San Gimignano, this value-packed red blend is 90% Sangiovese/10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s medium weight with very good mouthfeel, deft balance and raciness. A delightfully juicy wash of ripe red currant and pie cherry streaks across the palate with hints of sweet red raspberry. It finishes dry and in a blaze of mouth-watering tang. Pour with pasta arrabiata or spaghetti Bolognese. (Vic Harradine)

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Fattoria La Torre ‘Guinzano’ Rosso 2013
IGT San Gimignano, Italy $16.75 14.0% alcohol
This 70% Sangiovese/15% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Merlot blend matured 12 months in French oak barrique and a further 12 months in bottle. It bolts from the glass with heady aromas of red berry fruit, savory herbs and red cherry. This is medium-plus bodied with a juicy river of palate-bathing flavour—black Bing cherry dipped in dark chocolate interwoven with cassis, mixed spice and oodles of charm. The finish lingers, balanced and structured with grace and excellent tang. Well paced, well priced and well… delicious. (Vic Harradine)

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Fattoria La Torre Sangiovese 2015
IGT Toscana, Italy $14.20 13.0% alcohol
This 100% Sangiovese spent a brief three months in French oak barrique followed by three months in bottle before release—the price-quality balance tips well in your favour. Aromas of roasted herbs and mocha precede a ripe sweet flow of red and dark berry fruit garnished with charred toast and espresso roast bathing the palate infusing the lingering, balanced and beautiful aftertaste. This is medium bodied and nicely textured with oodles of fruit and glorious tang. (Vic Harradine)

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CarlindePaolo ‘CVRSVS Vitae’ 2015
DOCG Barbera d’Asti, Italy $14.75 13.5% alcohol
A value-laden and 100% Barbera from vines 25 to 40 years old; it saw no oak. It’s ripe and juicy on the palate with a creamy smooth flow of red raspberry and strawberry melding perfectly with wisps of spice and hints of red cherry on the palate and aftertaste. Mid weight and nicely balanced this is a crowd-friendly red with many options at the table—pasta in tomato sauce, grilled gourmet burgers, charcuterie or red pizza. (Vic Harradine

• The following white wine is from the Ponte family—4th generation vignerons—and their 100% Arneis grapes from the tiny DOC of Terre Afieri. They’re just south of the town of Asti in the northern Italian Piemonte region.

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CarlindePaolo Arneis 2015
DOC Terre Afieri, Italy $19.90 13.0% alcohol
Alluring aromas of honeycomb and tropical fruit herald a medium-weight, nicely textured wash of palate-bathing flavour with lime cordial, grilled pineapple and lemon pie filling to the fore. It’s lively and juicy with a solid line of excellent tang and a dry, crisp and refreshing finished decorated with apple skin and a lovely lip-smacking finish. Pour with roast chicken, pork or seafood. Terrific value here and not something you see every day. (Vic Harradine)

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CarlindePaolo Piemonte Rosso 2015
DOC Piemonte, Italy $14.55 12.5% alcohol
A subtle red cherry and dark berry nose introduces this gorgeous, low-alcohol, red blend—Barbera/Dolcetto/Bonarda—from vines ranging from 20 to 30 years of age. It envelops the palate with a dazzling array of flavour and charm—ripe red cherry and cassis enhanced by red currant, piquant spice and earthy notes. This is balanced on a pin with good focus, balance and a lengthy, dry and mouth-watering aftertaste. Hard to pass this by given the flavour and price-quality balance that’s well in your favour. (Vic Harradine)

• Order any of the following four wines by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from Nokhrin Wines or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if in the GTA, phone 416 704-8617.

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Barramundi Chardonnay 2016

Wine of Australia $11.95 13.5% alcohol
Peach, pineapple and yellow plum aromas open this ready-to-drink, crowd-friendly Chardonnay. It’s good weight and silky smooth with a gorgeous river of sweet, ripe tropical fruit bathing the palate with more of the same on the delectable finish. The price is certainly exceptional. (Vic Harradine)

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Barramundi Chardonnay/Viognier 2016

Wine of Australia $11.95 13.5% alcohol
Aromas of apple, pit fruit and wisps of honey introduce a delicious mouthful of summer in a glass—ripe nectarine, honeydew melon and lemon yoghurt galore. It’s medium bodied with creamy smooth mouthfeel and a balanced and beautiful aftertaste. You’ll be hard pressed to find better value than this—don’t hesitate to pick some up. (Vic Harradine)

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Barramundi Shiraz 2016

Wine of Australia $11.95 14.0% alcohol
Wisps of piquant spice and dark berry fruit aromas waft from this nicely weighted, full-fruited Aussie Shiraz. A gorgeous flow of bramble berry preserve and racy red currant spills from the bottle robed in soft, ripe tannin and soft acidity. This sips extremely well on its own or with grilled burgers, steak or kebabs. Where else can you find Aussie Shiraz with this profile at this price? (Vic Harradine)

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Barramundi Shiraz/Petit Verdot 2016

Wine of Australia $11.95 14.0% alcohol
Are you comfortable around charming people with an interesting edge? This is for you. Rich aromas of dark berry fruit and spice hustle from the glass before dazzling the palate and senses with an energetic stream of black plum, boysenberry jam and hints of licorice coating the palate with peppery spice and oodles of charm. Good to go now on its own or pour with grilled gourmet sausage or steak. (Vic Harradine)