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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 20–21, 2019

Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2015 Pinotage, South Africa’s signature grape, is a crossing of Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and the Rhône’s Cinsault, first produced in 1925 and originally called Hermitage. An interesting example of the wine made from this grape … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 13–14, 2019

Toro Bravo Tempranillo/Merlot 2017 One of the best buys currently on the LCBO’s general product shelves is Toro Bravo Tempranillo Merlot 2017 from Valencia in Spain. Deep ruby in colour, its spicy bouquet of ripe black fruits fairly leaps out … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 6–7, 2019

Drappier Brut Nature (Zero Dosage) Pinot Noir Champagne When the family gathers over the Easter holiday treat them to a glass of an exceptionally fine champagne just released at Vintages – Drappier Brut Nature Pinot Noir Champagne. Bright straw in … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, March 23–24, 2019

EastDell Pinot Noir 2017 I came across a well-priced Pinot Noir from Niagara last week that is today’s recommendation: EastDell Pinot Noir 2017. Ruby colour with a faint tawny hue, the wine has a gently earthy, strawberry nose; it’s medium-bodied, … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, March 16–17, 2019

Kutjevo Graševina 2017 We don’t often see wines from Croatia at the LCBO but here’s a very tasty white at a good price: Kutjevo Graševina 2017. Graševina is the Croatian name for the Welschriesling grape. Medium straw in colour, it … Continue reading

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