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Read and Taste What’s On Our Lips

I recommend enjoying this wine while reading a good book. There is undisputed medical evidence that reading is beneficial to one’s mental health. Richard Steele said: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” The Bookwalter Winery’s “Readers” range of wines takes its inspiration from its play on the word “book,” part of the family name. Just look at the label, and the depiction of the capital letter “B” superimposed and mirrored  on a pair of reading glasses, is uncanny. Their entry level range of wines is called Bookmark. And guess what the winery’s dining venue is called? Fiction Restaurant. Now to the wine! The 2019 Readers Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in colour with aromas of black and red fruits and notes of vanilla. Further hints of cedar tease your senses while gently gliding into a long, juicy finish. Tim Fish of Wine Spectator gave it 92 points. And looking for that book packed with stories of wine, travel, food and humour? Go to for details of my new book, “Clinking Outside the Box: The World in a Glass.” If you need food, how about soft tacos filled with thin slices of medium rare flank steak smothered in spicy cabbage slaw?  But if you can wait, you, the purchaser, will be rewarded by laying down a few bottles as the wine matures and gains greater complexity. Available at your local LCBO Vintages stores on April 14th


2019 Bookwalter Readers Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon #13238, $32.95