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Best Wines of 2017

Here is my “Best of the Year” list of wines I have tasted at the Vintages release tastings.

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Wines of the Week for November 30, 2017

Cantina Sociale Valpolicella Negrar Corvina 2015 (Veneto) $9.85 (LCBO #519199) Corvina is one of the three major grapes in Valpolicella – here produced as a single variety.  Deep ruby in colour with an earthy, cherry nose backed by light oak … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews – November 24–26, 2017

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Collines de Laure 2015 Méditérranée is a geographical appellation covering wines made in a large area on the southeast coast of France, roughly corresponding to the Provence wine region, as well as a part of the Rhône … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 672: Spanish Medal

Monday, October 30th: The kitchen has been dismantled awaiting the installation of the new cabinetry. Which means we’re camping out – using the microwave and the toaster oven that sit on the floor in the living room. And eating out … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 671: Halpern Tasting

Monday, October 23rd: Wrote my Lexpert column on how to become a hobbyist wine importer. For dinner with roast chicken, Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2013 (59% Cab/41% Shiraz – $23.95, Vintages release Nov. 25th): dense purple colour; savoury, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 670: Domaine Queylus

Monday, October 16th: Spent most of the day emptying boxes and setting up the office. Couldn’t find the paper tray for the printer so it looks a if we’ll have to buy a new one. Opened a bottle of Château … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 669: OWA Sponsor Tour

Whisky school desks Monday, October 9th: Spent Thanksgiving Day opening boxes and filling my new 500-bottle cabinet with wine. Found all kinds of hidden treasures which I will drink before they get over the hill. Tonight, with grilled salmon, Babich … Continue reading

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