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Jason MacPhee

Wine Category Manager

With over 20 years of experience as a wine merchant in Halifax, Jason joined Bishop’s Cellar back in 2013. Working within our product team and splitting time between our shop and warehouse offices, Jason’s extensive experience helps select and source the wonderful wines we carry on our shelves everyday. Working hard to make shopping for wine less complicated and intimidating for customers of all knowledge levels, you can catch Jason pouring wine and helping customers find what they’re looking for on most Saturdays down at our Lower Water St. store.

Favourite grape or wine region? 

Syrah/Carmenere blends from Chile. Currently in love with Lambrusco Salamino, though.

Are you a dog or cat person? Or maybe neither. Maybe you have birds or turtles or an ant farm?

Dogs – all of the dogs.

What song would you pick for karaoke?

Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band. Or Yeah! by Usher.

Jason MacPhee's Picks

Astrological Sign: Aquarius

If it’s not about Wine or Sports I don’t tend to give it any thought. So I am an Aquarius, and I’m not really sure what that means. According to the article it means I’m logical, eccentric, witty and should enjoy Chablis and Petit Verdot. 1 out of 5 correct puts the article right on “The Mendoza Line”. I pride myself on being Logical. Witty and Eccentric – I am not. Chablis is delicious but not my thing. 100% Petit Verdot again is delicious but not my thing and hard to come by. Therefore, Logically I’m going with the connection between Mendoza and Petit Verdot for my staff pick.

Susana Balbo’s Crios Red Blend. This wine is from Mendoza and has Petit Verdot in it. Notes of blackberry, plumb and chocolate on the nose. Medium to full bodied, soft tannins and balanced acidity. Approachable and versatile. (Mario Mendoza 1979 Mariners, google it).

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