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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 720: Piemonte Tour

Thursday, May 16th: Our Air Canada flight to Milan was scheduled to leave at 8:10 pm. Because of refueling issues we spent 3 hours on the tarmac before take-off. Friday, May 17th: A bus took our group to the Grand … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Dairy, part 719: Thirty Bench Tasting

Thirty Bench Tasting, May 30, 2019:

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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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