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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 852: Big Reds

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 (Short Hills Bench, $39.95, Vintages #657874, to be released November 5th) Purple-ruby in colour; cedary, toasty, minty, plum and cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, sour cherry flavour with lively acidity … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 851: Township 7 in Naramata, Okanagan Valley

Township 7 Pinot Gris 2021 Bright, pale straw colour; minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, fresh and lively on the palate with a white peach flavour. (90) Township 7 Benchmark Series Riesling 2019 (Fool’s Gold Estate, North Oliver) Bright, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley) Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89) Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard) Bright, light straw colour; apple … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 849: Red Rooster & Hester Creek

Red Rooster Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (Oliver) Bright, pale straw in colour; fresh, grapefruit with a light floral note; medium-bodied, crisply dry, grapefruit and green plum flavours; lovely mouth-feel and a long, lingering lemony finish. Drink now. (90) Red Rooster Viognier … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 848: Extreme Fishing

August 3rd: Flying to Edmonton with my fishing buddy Steve and new fishing partners Larry and his son Jason. From Edmonton we take a small plane to Yellowknife, where we overnight at the Explorer Hotel.

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