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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 19–20, 2019

Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017 Austria’s signature grape, Grüner Veltliner is a very versatile food wine when it comes to fish and seafood. A great example currently at Vintages is Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017. Golden straw in colour, it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 12–13, 2019

Montenegro Amaro Amaro is Italian for bitter and it’s a category of Italian herbal liqueurs customarily consumed after dinner as a digestif. I came across one at Vintages over the holidays which is absolutely delicious: Montenegro Amaro. Coppery-orange in colour, it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, January 5–6, 2019

Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Here’s a well-priced champagne to lift your spirits if you’ve got the post-holiday blues. Vollereau Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut – 100% Chardonnay grapes – is very pale in colour with an earthy, minerally, … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 28–30, 2018

Jonty’s Ducks Pekin Red 2014 This past September I recommend a white wine from South Africa called Jonty’s Ducks Pekin White. Well, its sister red is now available in Vintages. Jonty’s Ducks Pekin Red 2014 is a tasty blend of … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 21–23, 2018

Lakeview Vidal Icewine 2016 Ontario Icewine is the perfect Christmas dessert wine, sweet enough to complement mince pies and plum pudding. The best value you’re going to find is a 200 mL bottle of Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine at a limited … Continue reading

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