The 12 Days of Christmas: Three French hens…

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On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…

…three French hens…

This one was an easy one, I bought a Peller Estates, French Cross Blush (LCBO, $7.95) and we paired it with a Christmas Eve stir-fry (no, it’s not traditional but it’s what greeted us after a five hour winter’s drive and I was grateful).

Peller Estates, French Cross Blush

Peller Estates, French Cross Blush

When foodiePrints introduced me, they mentioned that my favourite colour is pink. This may explain two pink wines in a row. It might also be coincidental as I did need to match the wine to the song.

A “blush” wine, at least in North America refers to a sweeter pink wine. In other areas, it refers exclusively to wines made from red grapes whose juice is pink.

The Peller Estates French Cross is a fragrant wine, with prominent notes of tea and red raspberries. I suggest you drink it in the summer, with a nice Battenburg cake, or pound cake while watching your roses grow (as if any of us really have the time to watch the flowers grow!) or, more realistically, while hanging the laundry on the line.

Although trained as a sommelier, I pay my bills working as an IT consultant. I love what I do for a living and keep wine as my hobby. As it looks bad if you only drink, I have occasionally been known to eat as well. Growing up on four different continents, I love to cook and appreciate the cuisines of the world. But wine is my passion. With a well-stocked cellar, I am always on the hunt for new wines and love hearing from people about their latest find or interesting pairing. My approach to wine: Drink what you like. Wine reviews need not be stuffy. Numerical ratings are meaningless. If it tastes good, drink it! If you don’t like it, then it’s not the wine for you.