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One sweet sip

Some things in life are just too hard for me to understand.

Some things in life are just too hard for me to understand. Things like: The CBC’s decision that what’s really missing from my afternoons are reruns of Ghost Whisperer, how Chris Brown can sleep at night and, closest to my heart, why so many people I meet complain that they can’t finish a full bottle of wine in one sitting.

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s acting and slap happy musicians aside, leave it to the innovative Aussies to solve the “too much wine” problem. Hardys has created a 250 millilitre bottle they call the shuttle that’s made of plastic (yes, plastic) with a screw-off cap that — get this — has its own glass attached.

The Stamp Series 2007 Chardonnay Semillon ($4.25 - $4.99) is a soft, lightly tropical white with a rich, citrusy finish, while the Stamp Series 2008 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon ($4.25 - $4.99) is a bright, easy-drinking red with lots of dark cherry/berry fruit and a touch of spice.

Both are food-friendly and offer the same juice as their readily available 750 millilitre counterparts (in case you could use a second sip) and are perfect for picnics, camping or just to have around the house for when unexpected guests pop over.

Prices reflect the range across the country. Some products may not be available in all provinces.

– Peter Rockwell is the everyman’s wine writer, working in the liquor industry for more than 25 years and travelling the globe looking for something to fill his glass and put into words.

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