Grapenuts - winning wines!

Our Grapenuts Group of wine samplers under the able leadership of Michael Hooker have been meeting monthly since late Spring of 2014 sample and rate 12 wines each month in two separate groups. The hosts choose a theme and the wines. Michael contributes a report each month to the Forum however I thought it might be useful to the group and our membership in general to have a full list. I will update this list each month after the forum is published.

The blank revised scoring sheets are available here.

August 2015

El Cheapo wines under $10 recommended by Gord Stimmell (Toronto Star) hosted By Convenor Michael Hooker

JJ McWilliams (Australia) Shiraz Cabernet 2013

LCBO #16471 $9.95 ("a cut above the rest!")

Wines from Pelee Island Winery hosted by Patricia and Ron Flannagan

Pelee Island Time Semi Sweet Merlot VQA

LCBO #342279 $12.95

Wines from Spain hosted by Gillian & Bryan Reynolds

Real Sangria by Pernod Ricard

LCBO #72785 $8.95

July 2015

Summer wines hosted by Ellen & Chris Wallhouse

Beringer California Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

LCBO #113001 $9.95

Ontario VQA blended wines hosted by Ann & Ron Dupont

Pelee Island Night Glider Gamay Noir and Zweigelt blend

LCBO #216028

Tasters Picks hosted By Martin & Norma Capper

J Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2013

LCBO #27516 $20.95

June 2015

Wines from the Pinot (Noir & Gris) grape hosted by John and Julie Flynn

Pierre Sparr Reserve Pinot Gris

LCBO #983395 $16.95

Rose wines from South of France and Spanish Reds hosted by Don Evans, Auriel Halliday, Rosie, Dora and Mia!

Castilla de Monseran Garanca, Carinara

LCBO #621003

May 2015

Wines from PROBUS (Portugal, Romania, Ontario, Burgundy, USA and S Africa) hosted by Chris and Anna Strachan

Sterling Vintner's Merlot

LCBO #622837

Wines from Burgundy hosted byRon and Joanne Milliichamp

Chateau de Pierreux Brouilly (Beaujolais)

LCBO #5496 $18.95

April 2015

New Zealand Wines (and Bulgarian food!) hosted by Karolina Pironkov

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc

LCBO # 620062 $13.95

Bordeaux Wines hosted by Paul and Ellen Crawford

Chateau DePanigon Cru Borgeois Medoc

LCBO #230367 $19.95

March 2015

A cruise down the Danube hosted by Megs Shellard

Baden Gewurtzraminer QbA from Germany

LCBO# 336735

Chilly winter wines from Chile hosted by Alan and Rosalind Jordan

Conor Sur Bicileta Pinot Grigio

LCBO# 366344 $9.90

February 2015

Groundhog Day hosted by Martin and Norma Capper

Cupcake Vineyards, California Cabernet Sauvignon

LCBO # 307975 $15.45

Wines under $20 recommended by Beppi Crosariol and hosted by Jim and Michelle Tschirhart

Heartland Stckleback 2012, South Australia

LCB0# 116574

December 2014

California Wines hosted by Jeanne Reid and Michael Hooker

Viognier (white) 2012 – organic from Bonterra Vineyards, Mendocino County.

LCBO # 128900 $19.95

BC Wines hosted by Cliff and Liz Read

Merlot from Silver Sage Winery, Okanagan Valley

Not available at LCBO.

November 2014

Wines from the Loire/Rhone valleys hosted by Peter and Lorrette Shermet

Domaine du Vieux Vauvert Vouvray 2012 Chenin Blanch Gonzales

LCBO# 377747 $15.95

Wines with unusual names hosted by Chris and Anna Strachan

Menage a Trois Red (blend)

LCBO # 308007 $16.95

October 2014

Specific grapes hosted by Ann and Ron Dupont

Francois Lurton Sauvignon Blanc – Bordeaux

LCBO# 250381 $12.95

Mirassou Reserve Pinot Noir

LCBO# 274480 $13.95

Alphabetical wines from Australia, BC, Chile, Deutschland…. Hosted by Brian and Gillian Reynolds

Schmitt Sohne Mosel Riesling

LCBO# 233726 $9.40

Chilean Malbec style bottled at Carafe Wines Milton

September 2014

Wines of Burgundy hosted by Ron and Patricia Flannagan

Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2012

LCBO# 111658 $23.95

Maison Louis Latour Burgundy

LCBO# 297630 $21.95

Grapes of Italy hosted by Ron and Joanne Millichamp

Batasiolo Bosc Dia Rei Moscato D’Asti

LCBO# 75168 $14.95

(Wineries produce small quantities of Moscato D’Asti and it is probably better to ask for the type rather than a specific producer.)

August 2014

South African Wines from the Stellenbosch region hosted by Don Evans and Auriel Halliday

Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon

LCBO# 111526 $11.95

Slurping wines from Canada hosted by John and Julie Flynn

Malivoire Gamay

LCBO# 591313 $17.95

July 2014

Ontario wines hosted by Alan and Rosalind Jordan

Konzelman Shiraz

(Sorry I got no results on my LCBO search)

Australian Wines hosted by Jim and Michelle Tschirhart

19 Crimes Shiaz Durif

LCBO# 369777 $16.95

June 2014

Italian Wines hosted by Martin and Norma Capper.

Epitome 2012 Malbec (not from Italy but from Argentina)

Not available from LCBO. (Note the 2nd wine was a Moscati D’Asti – see note on September tastings above)

German wines hosted by Megs Shellard

Gewurtztraminer bottled by

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