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The rest of April’s DDTC

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So since my Easter wine post, we were quite restrained in our wine drinking for the rest of April.  We only opened two bottles (but did gift one as well!).

First we opened a lovely 2004 La Misión Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from Viña William Févre. The colour was brick red, with a nose of blueberry, currants and a hint of tobacco.  The fruits were very present and not overshadowed by the tannins at all.  It could have sat for at least another 4-5 years, and it a very good cost for the quality.  We paired this with a meat lasagna.

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The next week we had tortière (I am sensing a meat theme on Wine Wednesdays) and opened a 2011 Organized Crime Pipe Down, which is a cabernet blend from Beamsville.  We love the story behind the winery which is told through their labels. Worth the visit to hear the story! The wine is still young so the colour was a deep red.  The nose shows berries and was balanced well between the tannins and the fruits.  Definitely looking forward to opening this after it cellars more.

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And because if we don’t drink it, giving it away still counts!  A vintage bottle of Magnotta Chardonnay was given as a hostess gift.

**New! Since the goal is one bottle a week, I am going to keep track of how well we are on our way.  As of this post we are at week 19 and have drank 16 bottles (+1 given away).  So we are a little behind!  17/52

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Carnivore Club

Its close to Christmas and I was still looking for another Christmas present for @WineGuyTO when I stumbled across the Carnivore Club.  Perfect! He loves meat and it would be a gift that he would not be expecting.

So what is this club? A subscription based curated charcuterie box from around the world, each month being a different theme.  The Club has been around for about a year and is Canadian based, which I liked because there was no exchange rates or customs issues to go through.  Subscriptions are on a month-by-month basis or full year (the latter would be approximately $600).  Each box contains 4-6 items of meat and a fold-out that includes explanations of the products, a bio of the producer and a VQA recommendation.

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The day our box arrived was the same day the Club appeared on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil the result! This month the theme was Spanish and we received two sausages and two hams.

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Overall we are very pleased with our first box and are looking forward to our second.

Boxes can be purchased at www.carnivoreclub.ca

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