Monthly Archives: March 2009

Soroa red and white wine

Just back from a trip to Cuba. The all inclusive pricing included all the alcohol you could drink. We drank the Soroa band Red and White wines. We were told these were brought in from Spain and bottled in Cuba. … Continue reading

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2004 Château de Seguin (Bordeaux-Supérieur) Part 2

Last night we had no idea what to drink, so we decided to open this wine we picked up in Paris a few years back. We bought this on a whim to fill up the bags coming home with some … Continue reading

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LCBO – Vintages Burgundy Release 25 March 2009

If you get regular emails from Vintages this one may interest you. There are some very good wines featured and if you are looking at buying this may be a good time to look at these: (Overall List Here) 2006 … Continue reading

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CWG’s Sabbatical OVER!

Well sort of! I am back from a longer then usual business trip and with a few pictures and comments to fill the blank space until a new review. Here we go: Had these three wines the night before I … Continue reading

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Calamus White 2007

This wine is, you guessed it, not available at the LCBO 🙂 I’m on a roll. We picked this one up on the latest trip down to Niagara. The wine is a simple slightly complex white. It would go well … Continue reading

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Sandbanks Riesling 2007

I really hate to do this again, but this is another wine not available in the LCBO. We picked this one up at the winery back in the fall. We took a trip out to Prince Edward county for the … Continue reading

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TOMÀS CUISINÉ VILOSELL 2005

I really enjoyed this wine tonight. I paired it with a striploin steak with rice and cauliflower with cheese. Dessert was a chocolate brownie! It went well. The subtleties of this wine are best appreciated without food but it is … Continue reading

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J. Lohr Painter’s Bridge Zinfandel

This wine is one of the wines by the glass at Keg restaurants. Unfortunately it is not available at the LCBO. You can pay an importer to bring it in, but you can only bring in a case at a … Continue reading

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LUIGI BOSCA RESERVA MALBEC 2005

I’ve had this wine in my cellar since August and I can’t get over how much this wine has softened in the 7 months since I bought it. I brought it up from the basement and it was slightly chilled … Continue reading

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Trius Cabernet Sauvignon 2007?

I had this wine at Casey’s before a leaf game. I paired it with dark meat rotisserie chicken and rice. I quite enjoyed the wine. Terroir is big in Niagara and this wine bears little resemblance to Napa Cab but … Continue reading

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TWIN FIN PINOT GRIGIO

I had this wine at a restaurant called Symposium in Mississauga.  As usual the glass cost about the same amount as the bottle. This is a reasonably priced quite good pinot grigio. It has a reasonably long finish with a … Continue reading

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CLOS LA CHANCE RUBY-THROATED CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005

I first tasted this wine at the Society for American Wine annual cab tasting event. They used it as the reception wine. This wine is a bargain $17.95. What you have here is a solid Californian cab. Absolutely varietal in … Continue reading

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Three for One!!

I am traveling on Monday and have been crazy busy of late at work (think auditors, think pain) so I have not been able to bring forward a few reviews I have wanted. This is a brief one to talk … Continue reading

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2001 Taja Reserva

Opened this Spanish wine up a few nights ago thinking it was probably ready to go. We have had this in the cellar for at least 2 years and I was hoping to take an inexpensive red with potential for … Continue reading

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Wine tasting trips in Ontario

We have done a couple of trips to the wine tasting areas of both Niagara as well as Prince Edward County. For these we chose to spend just one night down in the area which works out well. Go down … Continue reading

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D’ARENBERG THE HIGH TRELLIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006

The last time I had this wine I was thoroughly disappointed. The wine had a nasty bitter after taste. So much so that I returned all unopened bottles. I got given this one so I thought I would try it … Continue reading

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Peller Heritage series chard 2006

I had the pleasure of drinking this wine at Jack Astors. The wine unfortunately does not seem to be in the LCBO. This is one of those lovely middle of the road chards. It has some oak, some butteryness and … Continue reading

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2005 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon

Good morning and happy Tuesday. Hopefully wherever you are it is not -23 degrees Celsius with the wind-chill. If it is, well misery does love company so welcome to the party. Yes it is cold! Last night the Mrs. and … Continue reading

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Hillebrand Winter Glow Dinner (Part 2)

What a relaxing and lazy weekend as I am sure by the lack of information/blogging was apparent. This is the ‘real’ write up on the Hillebrand Winery Restaurant event we went to on Saturday evening. Events like this one are … Continue reading

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