A while back, my friend Dyanna and I decided that we would have a winter of Pinot Noir, where we’d do nothing but drink Pinot Noir all winter long – but alas it wasn't meant to be. I blame the cold Canadian winds for keeping us (and Pinot Noir) apart. The good news is that in addition to making an excellent winter wine, Pinot Noir is also a great summer red. When done well, Pinot Noir is light, but oh-so-flavourful, delivering jammy flavours that are perfect on a hot summer's eve.Read More
Mirassou Pinot Noir is a staple in my house. It's a crowd-pleaser and a steal at $13.95. Hailing from California, this Pinot Noir is rich, but light in body – there’s no heaviness here. It tastes like your grandmother made a fresh batch of strawberry jam, with strawberries picked fresh from the garden and currants added in for a little something extra. There are also notes of cherries and hints of mocha. Mirassou has made a delightfully drinkable red, but it is still complex and layered. This wine is simply too good not to drink all the time.