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Wine of the Week for October 17, 2019

Inniskillin Pinot Noir Montague Vineyard 2016 (Four Mile Creek, Niagara – $30.95, LCBO #997353 and in Wine Rack outlets): Bright ruby in colour; black raspberry and beetroot bouquet lifted with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, beautifully balanced with a ripe … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 743: Bachelder Wines

Thomas Bachelder has opened the first retail outlet on the Beamsville Bench in rented space at Locust Lane and will start selling his wines on line on November 1. See https://thomasbachelder.com/ I tasted through the portfolio:

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Wine of the Week for October 10, 2019

Rusterberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Stellenbosch, South Africa – Vintages #456020, $14.95) Very pale in colour with a lime tint; minerally, slightly reductive nose of cut grass and green apple with a light floral note; light to medium-bodied, crisply dry with … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 742: De’Ricci

Impressed by these De’Ricci wines (private imports available through George Lawrence Imports, georgelawrenceimorts@gmail.com, 416-889-4786). Cantine Storiche De’Ricci Rosso de Montepulciano 2017 (Tuscany – $28.88) Deep ruby colour; lightly cedary, earthy, cherry nose with well-integrated oak; medium-bodied, dry, lightly floral-tinged flavour … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 741: The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright

The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Chardonnay Sussreserve 2017 (NiagaraPeninsula – $16.95): Shining straw colour; spicy, cedary nose of citrus fruits with toasty oak notes; medium-bodied, sweetish apple flavour. (88) The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($17.95) … Continue reading

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