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Torrontes is a fascinating, white grape native to Argentina. It produces aromatic wines full of spice, tropical fruit and flowers and is a great warm weather sipper and aperitif. Ideal for exotic cuisine, Asian and spicy dishes, it’s a delightful replacement for Gewuztraminer. Occasionally wines made from it show up here but not too often. Even when it is around, consumers aren’t sure what to make of it. I’ve always thought that Torrontes would do well here because of its similarity to our city’s name. You know, “sip some Torontes in Toronto”. I would have thought some saavy marketing folks would have latched onto the connection long ago and created a new phenomenon. Oh well!

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