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Wine Of The Day - 20th December 2007

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Our wine today will go down perfect with Jill Dupleix's vegetarian recipes.

Name:   Carino Malo Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: 7.99 half price offer (normally 15.99)
Available: Exclusive to Dunnes Stores
Producer: San Pedro Winery, Chile.
Vintage: 2006
Country Region: Chile 
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Why this wine was chosen for this dish:
A rich core of blackcurrant fruit with a dash of peppery spice on the finish makes it an ideal choice for all kinds of vegetables.

Tasting Notes:
A rich hear-warming style with lots of blackcurrant fruits wrapped around a long savoury finish.
Vegetarian Christmas Dinner
White Wine Choice

Name:   Tramoya Verdejo

Price: 6.99 (Normally 7.99)
Available: Exclusive to Dunnes Stores
Vintage: 2005
Country Region: Rueda, Spain 
Grape Variety: Verdejo

Why this wine was chosen for this dish:
Vegetables based dishes deserve a crisp fruity dry wine in order to highlight different seasonings and herbs that may be added to the dish.

Tasting Notes:
This wine won the 'Best Value White Wine of the Year' in 'The Best of Wine in Ireland 2008'.
Tangy and lively with an immediate green apple flavour that gives way to a hint of lime on the dry finish.

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