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Pasqua Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014, Italy


Grabby new graffiti-esque label. It's inspired by the notes left each day by lovelorn tourists flocking to the wall below "Romeo and Juliet's balcony" in Verona, a city famous not only as the setting of Shakespeare's play but also for Valpolicella wine. This red is mid-weight and juicy, with bright red berries, herbs and a whiff of smoke. A cheerful ripasso that's slightly, and oddly, reminiscent of Beaujolais. Available in Ontario at the above price, $22.99 in British Columbia, $21.95 in 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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