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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 19–20, 2019

Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017 Austria’s signature grape, Grüner Veltliner is a very versatile food wine when it comes to fish and seafood. A great example currently at Vintages is Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017. Golden straw in colour, it … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 714: Deborah’s Birthday Dinner

Saturday, January 12th: For Deborah’s major birthday, we booked a table at Pearl Morissette. Before leaving by Uber to the restaurant we shared a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 12–13, 2019

Montenegro Amaro Amaro is Italian for bitter and it’s a category of Italian herbal liqueurs customarily consumed after dinner as a digestif. I came across one at Vintages over the holidays which is absolutely delicious: Montenegro Amaro. Coppery-orange in colour, it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 5–6, 2019

Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Here’s a well-priced champagne to lift your spirits if you’ve got the post-holiday blues. Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut – 100% Chardonnay grapes – is very pale in colour with an earthy, minerally, … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 28–30, 2018

Jonty’s Ducks Pekin Red 2014 This past September I recommend a white wine from South Africa called Jonty’s Ducks Pekin White. Well, its sister red is now available in Vintages. Jonty’s Ducks Pekin Red 2014 is a tasty blend of … Continue reading

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