Wine of the Week for August 15, 2019

Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Central Victoria, Australia)
Deep ruby in colour; cedary, lightly floral, blackcurrant bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, plum and blackcurrant flavours carried on lively acidity. Well-structured, with ripe tannins. Great with steak. (89)
(LCBO #602615, $18.95)

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Rosie – Our Forever Dog

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Deborah with Rosie at our first meeting

On Saturday, August 10, we welcomed a rescue dog into our house. She was driven up from Texas in a transport of 29 other dogs (Texas is a kill state). Her name was Bunny – which is no name for a self-respecting dog – so we changed it to Rosie. It was love at first sight.

Our thanks to Niagara Dog Rescue, the organization that brought her to us:
https://www.niagaradogrescue.org/

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A wine Lover’s Diary, part 736: Tasting at Honsberger

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Winemaker Kelly Mason

Kelly Mason is a busy lady. Not only does she make wine at Honsberger Estate but she also works with Thomas Bachelder at Domaine Queylus; and in addition, she makes wine at The Farm and runs her own 5-acre vineyard (The Farm’s Kelly Mason Vineyard Pinot Noir is one of my favourite Niagara Pinots). Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for July 30, 2019

Terredavino Barbera d’Asti 2017 DOCG (Piedmont)
($11.90, LCBO new non-Vintages release #629840)
Aspler–Vaughan Wine Value Awards: Gold Medal, Best Buy
Deep ruby colour; faintly cedary, cherry nose; medium-bodied, dry, very elegant for the price; well-balanced, tobacco, red plum and cherry flavours with a fine mouth-feel. Has 13% alcohol with lot number L5H18M616 on the back label and a screwcap closure. A perfect, very well-priced, summer-pick-me-up that’s versatile, crowd-pleasing and ready-to-drink. Hard to beat at only $11.90 – try a bottle this holiday weekend. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 735: The Joie of It All

Cartoon illustration of a farm girl holding out two bottles of JOIE wine; vineyards, lakes, and mountains are in the background

Winemaker Heidi Noble’s homage to Alsace’s Edelzwicker – a blend of the region’s white varieties

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