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Wine review: Fowles Wine Are You Game? Shiraz 2012, Australia

Food Pairing
Grilled lamb chops, char-grilled hamburgers

The lifted, aromatic nose of this red inspires confidence that it will play out leaner than your average mid-priced sappy shiraz. Proof is in the pudding-free palate. It's medium-full-bodied, with a sweet start but tart, invigorating carry-through, and a big dusting of cracked pepper in the second act. Match it with grilled lamb chops or char-grilled burgers. Other vintages available in B.C. and Quebec.

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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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