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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 19–21, 2018

Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte 2012 The province of Puglia, the heel and spur of the boot that is Italy, produces deep dense red wines. Currently at Vintages outlets is an excellent example: Rivera Il Falcone Castel Del Monte … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 12–14, 2018

Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Rosé 2017 If you search the LCBO product list you’ll find over 500 rosés. I haven’t tried them all but one of the best I’ve tasted is Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Rosé … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, October 5–7, 2018

Pelee Island Mousseux de Pomme Apple Wine The difference between apple cider and apple wine is the alcohol content. Apple wine has some 10% alcohol, twice as much as most ciders. There’s an apple wine currently on LCBO shelves, made … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 28–30, 2018

Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé 2017 Pink wines are all the rage, it seems, and where once vintners would make their rosés from a single variety, now they’re creating blends. Niagara’s Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé is a blend of … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 21–23, 2018

Gérard Bertrand Minervois 2015 Gerard Bertrand is one of the best-known producers of wine in the South of France. You’ll find many of his wines in Vintages because the LCBO likes his pricing. Virtually all of them are under $20. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 14–16, 2018

Louis Eschenauer Brut Crémant de Bordeaux I was looking for an inexpensive sparkling at Vintages the other day and I came across a real stunner at $16.95. It’s Louis Eschenauer Brut Crémant de Bordeaux. A blend of Semillon and Cabernet … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 7–9, 2018

Albanta Albariño 2016 Happily, we’re getting to see more Albariño on the LCBO shelves. This grape, grown in Spain’s Galicia region that borders on northern Portugal, produces a minerally, fresh white wine with a nose of peach skin and white … Continue reading

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