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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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 769: Sandhill Wines

I received a selection of wine from Sandhill Wines in the Okanagan Valley.

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Ontario Wine Awards Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Niagara, Friday, August 28th, 2020: 2020 would have been the 26th year for the Ontario Wine Awards. Unfortunately, COVID-19 put paid to the usual rigorous judging of entries by 24 highly qualified tasters. However, our OWA team was determined that … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 768: The Farm and other tastings

On August 9th I went to The Farm’s open house when they sell Kelly Mason’s wines. I tasted her portfolio with her.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 767: Sandbanks Winery, Prince Edward County

In February, Arterra purchased Sandbanks Winery, the company’s first venture into Prince Edward County. The press release reads: Sandbanks Winery was founded in 2001 by Catherine Langlois and was one of the first wineries established in Prince Edward County. Catherine … Continue reading

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