Italian wines

Italian wines

Italian Wines and Spanish Wines
at 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival

Whenever one of my beer guzzling friends tell me that I will learn to like beer if I continue going to beer tastings, I laugh at them and say, “Seriously, do you know that Italy has over 350 varietals?  And until I’ve tasted all of them, why should I even both with beer?”.  And then I throw a bunch of grapes at them followed by a handful of barley and say, “So, tell me, what’s more delicious now.”  When it comes to sparkling wine, the Italians seem to know how to create the perfect balance between sweet and tartness in their Italian wines.

Canevel
Valdobbiadene Extra Dry DOCG (100% Glera) ($24.99)

So what do you do when you’re in the liquor store and this young suave Italian guy has his hand in the last bottle of Canel Valdobbiadene Extra Dry DOCG with its enticing aromas of green apples and baby’s breath and notes of lime zest and refreshing lively acidity. Do you let him stroll nonchalantly away or do you hike up your skirt above your navel? #JanetJacksonHasNothingOnYou


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Italian Wines

Canevel Casa
Canevel Extra Dry DOC (Glera grapes) ($23)

How many glasses of Canevel Casa Canevel Extra Dry DOC with its elegant soft drinkable bubbles that smell like pears and lilacs but tastes like crisp green apples and lime zest will it take to make this Asian girl giddy? Answer is none because I own the hashtag #LolYouHadMeAtFirst Sip.

Canevel
Extra Dry Cuvée Rosa (Marzemino) ($25)

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And if that means drinking Italian wines such as a bottle of Canel Canevel Extra Dry Cuvée Rosa, a light bodied sparkling wine with aromas of bright red cherries and notes of strawberries while sitting on sidewalk cafe on Via Sacra dreaming of gladiators fighting in the Coliseum, well life is tough. #NoOne’sThrowingAPityPartyForYou


Italian wines

Canevel
Valdobbiadene Extra Dry DOCG (100% Glera) ($24.99)

So what do you do when you’re in the liquor store and this young suave Italian guy has his hand in the last bottle of Canel Valdobbiadene Extra Dry DOCG with its enticing aromas of green apples and baby’s breath and notes of lime zest and refreshing lively acidity. Do you let him stroll nonchalantly away or do you hike up your skirt above your navel? #JanetJacksonHasNothingOnYou

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Italian winesMionetto
il Prosecco NV ($15.99)

When the moon hits your eye its a big pizza pie… it’s not amore but rather the time to tear the bottle of Mionetto il Prosecco NV with its intoxicating aromas of pear and lime zest and overflowing notes of apple and peach flavours out of your greedy lips so I can have some. #IHopeYouDon’tHaveCootiesButIDo
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Italian Wines

Mionetto
Prosecco Treviso DOC NV ($17.49)

What wine pairs with fabulous days such as today where your boss gives you a 25% raise and the guy you’ve been flirting with weeks finally asks you out for dinner? Why the answer is obvious… Mionetto Prosecco Treviso DOC NV ($17.49) which has delicious aromas of apples and oodles of pears, apricots and honey on the plate and well-balanced acidity to offset the sweetness. #DamnIJustWokeUpAndIWasDreaming

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Spanish Wines

In 2018, the focus at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on Spanish and Portuguese wines. Therefore, there wasn’t too many Spanish wineries featured at this year’s tasting room. But when I saw the table for Campo Viejo Winery, I just had to have a taste, even though I know their wines quite well. The Blanco listed below doesn’t seem to be available in BC yet, but the Rose is available at the BC Liquor Store on Cambie.

 

Spanish wines

Spain Campo Viejo
Viejo Viura Tempranillo Blanco ($16)

I’ve been told that I’m an excellent flamenco dancer after consuming an entire bottle of Campo Viejo Viura Tempranillo Blanco which is a golden coloured wine made of White Tempranillo Blanco and Viura grapes with fragrant aromas of pears and lychees and lively acidity dancing with notes of honey and lime curd notes. #IWinolympicGoldMedalsInDancingUnderTheInfluence


Spanish Wines

Campo Viejo
Tempranillo Rose ($14.99)

When in Spain, do as the Spaniards do. And if that means drinking a bottle of Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rose, which smells like a field of cherries and strawberries with apricots and peaches notes while sitting on sidewalk cafe across the street from La Sagrada Familia with the young matador I met last night when I threw myself into the ring #WorksEveryTime

 

Author

Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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