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Area wine-lovers recommend their favorite varieties

Arrowhead Spring Meritage Reserve

Cost: $25

“Any of our dry reds could be considered a healthy choice. Our Meritage Reserve is a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, all grapes with high levels of flavonoids. The wine is barrel-aged in oak.” The winery’s similar Meritage wine costs $16.

– Robin Ross, co-owner Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir

Cost: $20

“Several years ago, I read an article about resveratrol, a substance that is found in red wine. … I had also read the New York wines have the highest concentration of resveratrol and that Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir had the highest concentration. I have never been a big New York red wine lover, but I figured if it was good for my heart then I’d give it a go. This is an excellent bottle of pinot noir, and it might be the healthiest bottle of wine I have drank.”

– Warren T. Colville, Buffalo News publisher, wine columnist

Expo Cabernet Sauvignon

Cost: $18

“I prefer a cab or a merlot. I’m always trying different wines. As for brands, California or French or Italian. I usually drink two glasses a night. You can get a good wine for less than $30; I usually spend between $10 and $20.”

– Dr. Robert Gatewood, Williamsville cardiologist

Tawse ’09 Van Bers Cabernet Franc

Cost: $50

“Any red Ontario VQA wine has probably the highest concentration of resveratrol. I’m a big fan of the cabernet franc. Right now my favorite tasting cabernet franc is our ’09 from our Van Bers site. It’s one of our contract vineyards. It’s the farm and the family name. It’s right up here on the (Beamsville) bench.”

– Ken Hernder, senior wine consultant, Tawse biodynamic winery outside St. Catharines, Ont.

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