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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 812: Flat Rock Cellars New Releases

Flat Rock Cellars Good Karma Chardonnay 2020 (Niagara Peninsula, $16.95 LCBO #56873, to be released Sept. 18th) Bright, straw colour; apple bouquet with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, apple and lemon flavours caried on lively acidity. (88) Flat Rock … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 811: Eight Wines to Savour

Cave Mystère Merlot 2018 (Cadillac, Bordeaux, $19.95, Vintages #17232, to be released Nov. 13th) Opaque purple-ruby in colour; cedary, plum and blueberry nose with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, blueberry flavour with a floral note. (89) Speck Brothers … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 810: Seven Wines

Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay 2019 (Beamsville Bench, $34.95, winery only) Bright straw colour; toasty, spicy, melon and pear bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, lemon, melon and apple flavours with well-integrated oak; wonderfully fresh on the palate. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 809: Lang Vineyards and Others

Thursday, August 19th: Our anniversary – which we share with two other couples – is celebrated with a dinner that rotates among us. This year it was our turn. The wines: Rotari Platinum Label Brut (Alto Adige) Cuvée Catharine Rosé … Continue reading

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Grapes for Humanity Rare and Fine Wine Auction for climate and humanitarian aid

Are you able to donate wine to help combat climate change and communities in need? Good day fellow wine enthusiast, Please consider donating to this very worthy cause. Below is an announcement from Steven Campbell, which outlines the effort, and … Continue reading

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