Wine Reviews

Chocolate Shop

Chocolate and wine – a combination I didn’t believe could be delicious until my chef friend invited me to a chocolate and wine pairing party – and it was incredible! So, this Merlot-lover thought she would give it a try. There’s no denying it, it’s sweet! For the first sip, it may be all you […]

Pelee Island 2011 Shiraz Wine Review

Pelee Island Shiraz – 2011 The first sip began with the fruity taste of sweet plum with a surprisingly mischievous, peppery kick and a dangerously comfortable finish. We enjoyed this Shiraz with a homemade, wonderfully garlicy roast, potatoes and roasted vegetables. Pair it with: A Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy. This little Shiraz is […]

Apothic Red Wine Review

Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend – 2010 California We love a wine with a crafty, mysterious name. Apothic Red has just that. From their website: “More than 800 years ago, vintners blended and stored their most coveted concoctions in a mysterious place called Apotheca.” The first sip of Apothic Red is surprising, to say the least […]

Xanadu Next Of Kin Shiraz Wine Review

Xanadu Next Of Kin Shiraz – 2009 Australia At the first sip of Next of Kin shiraz, the taster is met with a spicey flavour, which ebbs slightly to reveal a distinct hint of cherries as surprising as a last-minute heir at the reading of a will. Pair it with: The Getty Affair. The victim […]

Misterio Malbec Wine Review

Misterio Malbec – 2010 Mendoza, Argentina The first sip is a tangy shock, but it finishes nicely with fruity essences and a smoky aftertaste. Like any good mystery, this wine delivers a multi-layered sip, and lingers long after the final swallow. Pair it with: The multi-tiered plot of The Masquerade Murder, where the suspects are […]

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