I can tell it’s vacation time, since I’m getting lots of requests for wine to take camping. I used to camp a lot, and whether it involved heading to my campsite via sea kayak or hiking, I preferred “camping sauvage,” where I was forced to carry everything I needed with me. I also like drinking wine. And I don’t like to compromise. Now, for all of you who are taking your car to a campsite, just bring your favourite wines.
Bill Zacharkiw's Wines of the Week. Fotolia Under $18: Everyday drinkingPeloponnese IGP 2015, Kalavryta, Tetramythos, Greece red, $17.05, SAQ # 11885457. Organic. It’s hard to find interesting reds in this price range, but here’s one. Such delicious fruit, with a subtle black olive and herbal note on the finish. Very easy drinking and every sip is interesting. Think of it as a Beaujolais with attitude. Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L.
I get asked all the time about which wines to pair with meat on the grill. My answer always shocks those who know me well, since the wines I recommend are not the style I like to drink normally. If you follow this column, you know that I drink more white than red — and when I do drink red, the wines tend to be light, high in acidity and low in alcohol and oak flavouring. But I make an exception when I’m cooking meat on my grill.
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