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Wines of the Week for May 16, 2019

Cálem Curva Tinto 2016 (Douro, Portugal) Many of the Douro’s port houses are making table wines from the same grapes they use to produce Port. This is an example from Cálem. An equal blend of four of the primary port grapes … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 9, 2019

Gérard Bertrand La Clape Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2016 (Languedoc, $19.95, Vintages #370262): Dense purple colour; cedary, spicy, herbal , blackberry nose with notes of pepper; medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury, firmly structured with black olive and black plum flavours, … Continue reading

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Andrea Kaiser releases wine in memory of father on International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Andrea Kaiser is the daughter of Karl J. Kaiser, winemaker and co-founder of Inniskillin Wines, considered by many to be the pioneer of modern Canadian winemaking. His pursuit in creating exceptional wine has inspired his daughter to create Drea’s Wine … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, May 4–5, 2019

Anselmi San Vincenzo 2017 For my palate, Roberto Anselmi makes some of the very best wines in Veneto’s Soave region – but you won’t find the name Soave on the label, because Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have been blended into … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 2, 2019

  Loosen Bros Riesling Dr. L 2016 (Mosel, $14.95, Vintages #599274): Pale straw in colour; minerally, honeyed grapefruit bouquet; light-bodied with a faint spritz; honeyed grapefruit flavour ending on an note of apple. Good value. (88.5) Flat Rock Cellars Riesling … Continue reading

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