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The Definitive Guide to Wine Education

There’s plenty of material out there to help you learn about wine, including several formalized courses. Now there’s something to help you learn about how to learn about wine: Marieke van der Gulick has written a well-researched guide to wine … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 834: A Paper Bottle?

Cantina Goccia 3Q 2018 (Umbria) A blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Medium ruby colour; medicinal nose of chocolate and plum; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, plum and black cherry flavours with a dark chocolate finish. (88) The bottle is … Continue reading

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Niagara Health Foundation Online Silent Auction

The Niagara Health Foundation is hosting an online silent auction in support of local healthcare. All proceeds will benefit the It’s Our Future Campaign for the building of the new South Niagara Hospital of Niagara Health.   As part of … Continue reading

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“Rescue the Grapes” Auction in Partnership with Christie’s

A letter from Steven Campbell: Dear friends: I am the co-chair of Grapes for Humanity Global’s “Rescue the Grapes” auction in partnership with Christie’s. It starts March the 15th and runs to the 29th in LA. Here is a link … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 833: Twisted Lola – Wines of Flat Rock Cellars, Pelee Island and Niagara College Teaching Winery

Lola Limited Edition White 2020 (Pelee Island, $17.95, LCBO #256510, to be released in LCBO’s P3 period, which begins May 21st) A blend of 33.5% Pinot Gris, 33.5% Auxerrois and 33% Pinot Blanc. Light straw in colour; minerally, lightly floral, … Continue reading

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