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2016 Yalumba Coonawarra Cab (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some subtle back cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and complexity. … Continue reading

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Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Inky dark in color with a lovely dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with lovely dark berries and cassis coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely velvety … Continue reading

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Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (mini review)

Pale in color with a nice grassy/grape fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild grassy notes to match the nose. This is definitely a softer sauv blanc, one could even say more elegant. On the medium … Continue reading

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Argiano Non Confunditur 2014 (mini review)

Dark in color with a smokey/oaky nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich black fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and mild acidity. This is a very good wine, and … Continue reading

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2016 Ruffino Chianti

I enjoy Chiantis, they are perfect for things like red sauce based pastas, and I use them both to marinate as well as to serve with the rabbit stew I make. Dark in color with a nice soft red berry … Continue reading

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2016 G. Marquis Silver line Chard

I last reviewed the 2014 vintage of this wine and was impressed. I was curious to see if they could consistently continue at this quality level. Pale to slightly golden in color with a lovely mild nose of apple and … Continue reading

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Clos de los Siete 2013

I’ve had a number of bottles of this wine over a number of years and always been impressed. And it ages VERY well. Inky dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely rich … Continue reading

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KIR YIANNI DIAPOROS 2013 (mini review)

I stopped by Group Kolonaki’s booth at the Gourmet Food and wine Expo recently to learn about Greek wines. And this particular wine ended up being one of my favorites of the evening. I have to admit to not knowing … Continue reading

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2013 J J Hahn Cab/shiraz

Inky dark in color with nice black berry nose. On the mid palate there’s some nice soft black berries to match the nose, almost blueberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft tannins, acidity and pepper. … Continue reading

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2015 Ringbolt cab (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice dark cherries coming through along with a hint of herbacious/green notes. The wine might be a bit young. On the … Continue reading

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Wine laws in Canada

I find it irritating that our government is out negotiating free trade agreements with other countries but wine still today does not flow freely between our provinces. Work is in progress to fix this, and right now the laws are … Continue reading

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2012 Cornerstone Cab Franc (mini review)

I’ve run into this wine at the Food and Wine show over the last couple years and been impressed. Dark in color with mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely intensified cab franc notes, dark berries, … Continue reading

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Arboleda 2016 Pinot noir (mini review)

I last tasted the 2014 Cab from Arboleda and was impressed. This wine is garnet in color with a nice approachable soft red berry nose. On the mid palate this is a lovely soft pinot with soft red berries, strawberries … Continue reading

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Culmina 2016 Decora (Riesling)

Another one from the Culmina wine tasting. Pale in color with a nice crisp nose. On the mid palate when first served the wine displays some very nice crisp dry notes, lots of minerality and some citrus notes. On the … Continue reading

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Ventisquero Grey Glacier Single Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (mini review)

This was one of the best wines of the Chilean wine event in Toronto (IMHO) and was truly a stand out. And to top it off it is reasonably priced and there is some still in the LCBO. I have … Continue reading

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2015 San Fabbiano Chianti Classico (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice smooth rich red berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins and complexity. A … Continue reading

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Vegan and Vegetarian wines

You may have noticed wines now being advertised as vegan or vegetarian and wondered what that meant … In making wines there are sometimes large particulate matter left over. This can be from any number of sources including stems, seeds, … Continue reading

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Culmina 2014 Cab sauv

I had the pleasure of being invited to a luncheon wine tasting with Sara Triggs from Culmina (which means peak in Latin) hosted by Woodman wine and Spirits at Kost. I had no idea the treat I was in for … Continue reading

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2016 Jackson Triggs cellar selection sauv blanc

Pale in color with a nice citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice citrus notes, and some mild zest. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice food friendly acidity. This is … Continue reading

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2015 Coffin Ridge Back from the dead red

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice dark berries along with some nice oaky notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some some nice … Continue reading

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2016 Ciu Ciu Bacchus (mini review)

Dark in color, on the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark fruits backed almost immediately by big firm tannins and strong acidity. This is a big wine, with nice complexity that transcend the low price. Shockingly so. Definitely … Continue reading

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2016 Sacred hill sauv Blanc

My regular reader know I am a fan of Sauv blanc. Super versatile and food friendly. This one is pale in color with a mild grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely smooth grassy … Continue reading

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2016 Cesari Bosan Ripasso (mini review)

For those not familiar with Ripasso’s they are a process used mostly in Italy where they take the grapes and re-pass them over the skins of another, typically more expensive wine. In this process the wine picks up a lot … Continue reading

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2016 Sandbanks Pinot Grigio

I haven’t been back to Prince Edward County (PEC) in a while, but every year DrinkInc holds a County in the City event where you get to try a host of wines from PEC. It’s always a nice treat. This … Continue reading

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2015 Kacaba Cab/syrah

My regular readers know I am a fan of Kacaba winery. Their people are enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. No trip to Niagara is complete for me without stopping by Kacaba. They are quietly doing their thing advancing the wine … Continue reading

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