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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Dawn

Holiday Favourites 2017: Red Drinks

I know, I have a food and drink category on my blog, but there's no drinks in that section. Since it's the festive season, I figured I'd share my favourite red drinks. I don't really do cocktails, but I love my red wine and red beers so I have a few to share.


One of my favourites from this year, the Mezzacorona Pinot Noir is smooth and well priced. It's Italian and has notes of red cherry, blackberry, and brown spice. It's dry, but doesn't leave your tongue feeling it. You can pick this up at NB Liquor for $15.50.

The Irish Red from Picaroons was my first experience with a red ale. It has notes of caramel and toffee, which is probably why I like it so much. It also has a hint of ginger in there, and if you know me, you know I love ginger. You can pick it up at NB liquor for $3.95.

The dollar value on this wine is why I love it so much. You get 1000 ml for $13.99 (on sale now for $12.99). Wallaroo Trails 212 is a Shiraz from Australia and it's delectable. Good with cheese and it's got notes of raspberry and plum. You can get this in box form as well from NB Liquor.

I also tried this one for the first time in 2017. I love it and it's not the easiest to find as others love it too. Off Grid Campfire Red is my favourite red ale. It's the caramel flavour and it's easy to drink. You can buy it at NB Liquor for $4.95.

The Dadá 3 from Las Moras is simply divine. This dry red with hints of cinnamon, coconut, and black fruit. It's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Shiraz. You can't get it at NB Liquor for $15.99.

Gahan Island Red is new to me, since I heard Gahan is coming to Fredericton, I've been curious about the brand. It's also got a caramel flavouring (see the pattern), but this one is more bitter than I am used too. You can get it at NB liquor for $3.90.

If you haven't heard me talk about this wine, where have you been?! This is my favourite wine and it is from France. It's Les Jamelles Pinot Noir and if I could afford to have this on hand at all times, I would. They describe it as fat on the palette and I would have to agree, it's like drinking butter. It's also the black fruit that helps the flavours combine and create the complexity of this wine. You can get it at NB liquor for $17.48.

Peller Estates French Cross Cabernet Merlot was my nana's favourite and it's dry. It's easy to drink though and the black berries and raspberries makes it that way. You can get it at NB liquor for $46.79 (on sale now for $43.79)


Thanks for reading and please drink responsibly.



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