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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 7–9, 2018

Alamos Selección Malbec 2015 Argentina’s excellent Alamos wines are now distributed by E & J Gallo. Recently released at Vintages is their Alamos Selección Malbec 2015. Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, earthy, spicy, plum bouquet with evident … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 712: Queenston Mile & Creekside tasting

Monday, November 26th: Invited by winemaker Rob Power for a portfolio tasting at Queenston Mile Vineyard along with wines from Creekside.

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680 NEWS wine reviews, November 30–December 2, 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016 Barossa Valley is not the only region that produces great Shiraz in Australia. Coonawarra, perhaps better known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, also makes some very tasty Shiraz. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016 is dense purple … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, November 23–25, 2018

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 Vintages recently released a South African white wine that’s worth your attention: Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 is pale straw in colour with a bouquet of apple and quince. … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 711: Tenuta San Guido

Recently I went to a Tenuta San Guido tasting at Don Alfonso at 19 Toronto Street. Here are my notes:

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