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Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2010, Ontario

Food Pairing
Smoked fish, roast pork

This is made under the auspices of Stratus Vineyards, where Charles Baker, director of marketing and sales, branched out years ago with his own project devoted to his passion, riesling. The 2010 may be his best yet, off-dry but perfectly balanced with zippy acidity, showing apricot, floral accents and that character that riesling zealots brake for, petrol – as in the subtle waft of an auto garage. Try it with smoked fish or roast pork.

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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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