Uncorked!: The Definitive Guide to Alberta's Best Wines under $25

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Life's too short to waste time staring at labels at your local liquor store. Thankfully, Alberta's one-and-only wine guide, Uncorked! is back with 150 updated profiles on great-tasting and affordable wines, all under $25. Celebrated wine writers Shelley Boettcher and Darren Oleksyn take the mystery out of the wine world in this handy, down-to-earth guide with unpretentious advice and easy-to-read reviews. Intimidated no more, strut to your local wine store and make a savvy purchase with the aid of Shelley and Darren's wine wisdom. For each wine, you'll find:

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About the Author:

Shelley Boettcher is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. She is a national wine expert on CBC Radio and a wine columnist for Domus magazine. She's also the former executive editor of Wine Access, a now-defunct national wine magazine, and the former wine columnist for the Calgary Herald. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, and advanced certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Darryn Oleksyn was the Managing Editor of the former Wine Access magazine and has been a journalist for over 20 years. Over the past decade Darren has become captivated by wine, and the people who make it. He has traveled extensively throughout North America's wine regions, from Niagara to Napa, and is holder of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 3 Advanced certificate. He currently writes a monthly wine column for the Calgary Herald.

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On the wine “Apollo” 2004 from Greece) This unusual Greek red wine—made from Agiorgitiko (St. George) grapes, a varietal grown almost entirely in Greece—is very food friendly, very accessible. If your friends like red, they’ll like this one; and even people who claim they don’t like red wine may be seduced by Apollo, as it’s a lighter red, one made for summer. You’ll impress cork dorks because, well, not many people in Canada think to buy Greek wine. But they should, as there’s a lot more to it than retsina.

Trivia— Apollo was the ancient Greek god of the sun, music and prophecy.

Uncork— The first time you meet her parents, or to impress a wine geek.

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