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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 859: Thomas Bachelder, Poet Laureate of Niagara Terroir

Saturday, November 19th: The day of the first big winter snow storm. Mary Delaney, Thomas Bachelder’s partner, graciously picked me up to drive me to the “Bat Cave” – Thomas’s wine cellar on Lundy’s Lane – to taste his Toussaint … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 858: Israel, part II

Wednesday, October 19th: We couldn’t get breakfast at the Alegra Hotel because the hotel’s chef lived in an Arab village that had been put under lockdown for security reasons. The manager gave us a voucher to eat at the Mala … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 857: Israel

Wednesday, October 12th: This was Deborah’s and my 25th anniversary gift to ourselves. Ubered to Pearson airport for our Air Transat flight to Gatwick Airport, where we would transfer to a Wizz flight to Tel Aviv. A small child directly … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 856: De-alcoholized Wine and Dogs

Saturday, October 8th: I was invited to a tasting of de-alcoholized wines at Vineland Estates. The winery imports a range from Germany called Eins Zwei Zero, produced by a company called Leitz in the Rheingau – Sparkling Riesling, still Riesling, … Continue reading

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Grapes for Humanity Fine Wine Auction 2022

October 12–19, 2022 Grapes for Humanity Canada is proud to partner with Dymon Wine Cellars and Waddington’s Auctioneers to present Grapes for Climate Change Action – Wine Auction. Proceeds from the auction will be directed to aid the battle against … Continue reading

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