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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 800: Huff Estate and Austrian Wines

It’s my 800th diary entry. I think I’ll celebrate by tasting some wine. First, a set from Huff Estate, in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 799: Alsace and Austria Webinars

Tuesday, June 8th: Participated in two webinar tastings – one for Alsace and one for Austria. Along with other wine writers around the world I had been sent samples in small bottles. (I was unable to taste everything in the … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 798: Little Engine with a Big Reputation

Little Engine is a small winery in Penticton, BC, owned by Steven French and his wife, Nicole. They’re located at the southern entrance of the Naramata Bench. Their winemaker is Scott Robinson. (See https://www.littleenginewines.com/)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 797: BC & Ontario Wines

Township 7 Reserve 7 2018 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby-purple in colour; cedary, savoury, black fruits on the nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, black plum and dark chocolate flavours. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 796: A Gin of Colour and a Whole Lot of Wine…

Friday, May 14th: I participated in a Zoom tasting of Empress 1908, a gin inspired by the Empress Hotel on Vancouver Island, famous for its afternoon teas. Now, I am not a gin drinker and usually not fond of this … Continue reading

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