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Thursday, May 11 2017

Top 10 : Spot Prawn Picks

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Fresh local wines with fresh local seafood

This weekend celebrated the return of spot prawn season on the coast.

Wild BC spot prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavour and firm texture. The season is short, usually starting around mid-May and lasting for eight weeks. Though there are numerous dinners, menus and tastings around the coast, Vancouver's annual Spot Prawn Festival is the marquis event, and this weekend's Spot Prawn Boil the main draw for folks wanting to feast on a plate of fresh-off-the-boat BC spot prawns.

The simplest rule of wine pairing is what grows together, goes together, so with that in mind, here are a dozen fresh, local wines that we've tasted in 2017, ready to sip with your catch. 

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.