Champagne Geoffroy, Volupte, Brut, Premier Cru, Ay, France, 12.5% abv

    …We enjoyed an informative and gracious visit to Champagne Geoffroy in June 2014 and while there purchased this bottle to use in a toast to honour of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in August. Many of grower-producer Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy’s champagnes are imported into Canada but not this one. A fifth-generation winemaker whose 14 ha…

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    Peach Gazpacho for Labor Day Weekend or Any Warm Day!

    …Peach season is here and J Vineyards & Winery has a wonderful recipe for peach gazpacho. This chilled gazpacho may be just perfect for this Labor Day weekend and any warm day. Fresh Peach Gazpacho Serves 4 Ingredients 1½ pound fresh peaches, preferably white ½ pound Early Girl tomatoes, yellow 1 cup J Vintage Brut (reserved to finish the soup…

    By Wine Trail Traveler

    Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track

    …, finely-crafted every day bottles, too. This is a rare skill. 2012 DB is a bright, cassis-soaked, spicy Cabernet and it’s a wickedly enticing barbecue wine with enough depth and bravado to slice through even the chunkiest of steaks. 2012 Codorníu Gran Cremant Vintage, Brut, Cava, Penedès, Spain (£10.49, reduced to £6.99 from 6-26 August, Co-op). I…

    15 readers - By Matthew Jukes
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