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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 766: Chilean Webinar

Wednesday, July 29th: At 2 pm a webinar on Chilean wines moderated by John Szabo MS, with panelists Viviana Navarrete, chief winemaker, Viña Leyda; Matías Cruzat, chief winemaker, 1865; and Gabriel Mustakis, chief winemaker for San Pedro Fine Wines.

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Summer Spirits by Tod Stewart

This is a guest article by Tod Stewart. Adapting to the new not normal has meant (among other things) adapting to the concept that the home bar is now the only bar (though as I write this, things are gradually … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 765: Lakeside Cellars, BC

I received the following wines from Lakeside Cellars in Osoyoos, BC:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 764: A Whole Lot of Tasting Going On

Rotari Brut 2014 (Trentino, Vintages #15679, $19.75) (80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, made in the classical method.) Pale straw colour; active mousse; toasty, apple and lemon bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with a honeyed note and crisp, citrus finish. … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 763: Webinar Wine Tasting

Friday, May 19th: Hosted a webinar wine tasting for healthcare clients of a law firm. Participants were sent a list of the following wines before the event so that they could have them in front of them while I talked … Continue reading

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