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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 709: Wines from All Over

Wines I’ve tasted over the past week or so:

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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 19–21, 2018

Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte 2012 The province of Puglia, the heel and spur of the boot that is Italy, produces deep dense red wines. Currently at Vintages outlets is an excellent example: Rivera Il Falcone Castel Del Monte … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 708: Bench 1775 in Naramata, BC

Wines tasted this week:

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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 12–14, 2018

Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Rosé 2017 If you search the LCBO product list you’ll find over 500 rosés. I haven’t tried them all but one of the best I’ve tasted is Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Rosé … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 5–7, 2018

Pelee Island Mousseux de Pomme Apple Wine The difference between apple cider and apple wine is the alcohol content. Apple wine has some 10% alcohol, twice as much as most ciders. There’s an apple wine currently on LCBO shelves, made … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 28–30, 2018

Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé 2017 Pink wines are all the rage, it seems, and where once vintners would make their rosés from a single variety, now they’re creating blends. Niagara’s Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé is a blend of … Continue reading

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Bottega in Toronto

by Sheila Swerling Puritt Recently Italy’s answer to the Energizer bunny, distiller and vintner Sandro Bottega, paid a visit to Toronto and Vancouver. In his usual enthusiastic style, he discussed his new products coming into the Canadian market, how they … Continue reading

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