A down-to-earth guide to good wines for everyday enjoyment
The descriptions are concise and straightforward. As Spivak says, he “focuses on two things: what does the wine taste like, and what type of food does it go with? For the most part, the exotic descriptors (lime blossom, etc.) have been left on the cutting-room floor.”
Spivak also provides a short, informative history of each winery.
Lots of the wines listed are available in Saskatoon, so they should be readily available elsewhere. I’ve tried several of them, and I’m in overall agreement with Spivak’s ratings. I also appreciate the fact that he is upfront about his personal preferences.
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