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Coffin Ridge Back from the Dead Red 2011, Ontario

Red blend
Food Pairing
Hearty stews, burgers

I suspect many will pair this with Halloween. Zombie allusions aside, it's serious wine. But – fair warning – it's based mainly on maréchal foch, the hardy hybrid red variety with an assertively musky-gamey quality. Inky-purple in colour, it's full-bodied and chunky and packs a punch of dark berries, with notes of herbs and earth. Best with hearty stews or juicy burgers. Available in Ontario.

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Life columnist

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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