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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 772: Nature versus Nurture

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Experiment Ed Madronich, proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars, invited me to a Zoom tasting of the winery’s 2019 Pinot Noirs. He had sent over a bottle of each of the Estate Pinot Noir, Gravity Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 771: Winemaker’s Cut

I received six wines from an Okanagan Valley winery called Winemaker’s Cut. Here’s an explanation of their name, taken from their website: “Like a director’s cut, an edited version of a film that represents the director’s unique point of view, … Continue reading

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Bidding Has Begun on the Grapes for Humanity “Save Hospitality” Fine Wine Charity Auction

The online Grapes for Humanity – Save Hospitality Fine Wine Auction catalogue is now LIVE and now ready for bidding. Browse through 300+ available lots including historic vintage wines, large format bottles, dinner packages, barrels made by 30+ of Ontario’s leading winemakers, … Continue reading

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The Grapes for Humanity “Save Hospitality” Fine Wine Charity Auction

Over 300 lots of exceptional wines, winery tours, autographed bottles guitars donated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush   Monday September 28th to Wednesday October 7th, 2020 Online through Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Grapes … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 770: Virtually in the Douro

Tuesday, September 15th: Participated in a virtual press visit via Zoom to Taylor Fladgate in the Douro with CO Adrian Bridge as our guide. He told us that there were temperatures in the 40s during the summer and harvest, which … Continue reading

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