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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 23–24, 2019

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2017 New Zealand’s Oyster Bay in Marlborough has been Ontarians’ go-to winery for well-priced, tasty Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Currently at Vintages is the 2017 vintage of Oyster Bay Pinot Noir. Medium ruby colour with … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 16–17, 2019

Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2016 Morellino di Scansano is a grape grown in Maremma, the coastal area of Tuscany. It’s actually the local name for Sangiovese and is usually blended with Malvasia Nera and Alicante. There’s a 2016 vintage … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 9–10, 2019

Peller Estates Private Reserve Vidal Icewine 2017 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Peller Estates has lowered the price on the 200 mL bottle of their Private Reserve Vidal Icewine 2017. $3 off its regular price and down to $24.30. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 2–3, 2019

Bodegas Navajas Crianza 2015 If you’re looking for a versatile red wine for meat dishes, pick up a bottle of the newly released Bodegas Navajas Crianza 2015. This Tempranillo and Mazuela blend from Spain’s Rioja region is deep ruby in … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 715: The Foreign Affair

Visited The Foreign Affair winery to taste the portfolio with winemaker Barclay Robinson.

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