Dinner at Home
The other night, as we prepared to BBQ, we choose a bottle of Cono Sur Merlot from the wine rack. We were having a Pork Chop for Jeff and a Salmon Filet stuffed with crab and cream cheese filling for Tara with garlic and dill baked potatoes and corn on the cob.

The Wine
The Con Sur Merlot was a 2007 from Chile and at a price of $10.99 fits into the lower end of our inventory. We had not tried this wine before and after chilling it in the fridge for an hour while we were down at the BBQ we looked forward to a taste. We heard of this wine through Vancouver Magazine when they did a story on great value wines under $15. The wine was filled with dark fruity smells but for a merlot was fairly light tasting. We both enjoyed it and for the price are sure another bottle or two will make it into our wine rack.

Environmental Consciousness
On the wine bottle Cono Sur promotes their sustainability and green policy, including Carbon Neutral delivery. Sustainable agriculture, integrated vineyard management and several carbon footprint reduction projects are important to their winemaking and helped them become leaders in environmentally friendly winemaking around the world. All of this is supported by ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, regarding quality and environmental related processes, respectively.

Next time you are looking for a price friendly wine, give it a try!