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Burrowing Owl Syrah 2009 (British Columbia)

Food Pairing
Short ribs

My esteemed colleague Konrad Ejbich, a wine commentator for CBC Radio, pushed a glass of this under my nose and quizzed, "What do you taste?" I forget my response, but he was looking for "Baileys," the Irish cream liqueur. I had to congratulate him. There's a resemblance, for sure. Up-front caramel and chocolate are underpinned with sweet, chewy berries and a hint of clove. Very fine for short ribs. 14.5-per-cent alcohol. $29.90 in B.C.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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