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James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz 2010, Australia

Food Pairing
Lamb and beef

This is what Australia has been known for doing well: fairly priced, full-bodied reds with mass appeal. It delivers lots of subtly sweet fruit, but there's good acid lift and nuances of licorice and peppercorn for added interest. Fine for lamb and beef, but I suspect people will be happy to gulp it on its own. $19.99 in Nova Scotia.

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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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