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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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 668: Unpacking, Unpacking, Unpacking

Buying a high chair for granddaughter Isla’s first visit Monday, October 2nd: Today is the closing day for the sale of our Toronto condo. We are living out of boxes, hundreds of them, unwilling to unpack too much of the … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 667: Moving House

Martindale Pond, Port Dalhousie Monday, September 25th: Wrote up a month’s worth of wine reviews for my 680 NEWS spot. Began packing up my office for the big move to St. Catharines on Saturday. In the afternoon went downtown to meet … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 666: Last Dinner Party

Monday, September 18th: Lunch at Toula in the Harbour Castle Hilton with my old friend Ellen who lives in Washington, DC. We met in London in the 1970s. She reminded me that I had introduced her to Michel Couvreur, who … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 665: House Purchase

Sunday, September 10th: Went over to Michael Vaughan’s and did some tasting: Bouchard Père & Fils Maçon Lugny 2015 (Burgundy  – $18.50): yellow straw in colour; a nose of hay, apple, light floral tone and a mineral note; medium-bodied, rich … Continue reading

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