Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 839: Tawse Wines

Tawse Quarry Road Riesling 2019 (Vinemount Ridge) Pale straw in colour; minerally, grapefruit nose with a light floral note; developing petrol aromas; just off-dry, honeyed grapefruit and lime flavours with zesty acidity. Long, crisp finish. Can be opened now but … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 837: Big Wines from Big Head

Deborah and I visited Big Head’s new facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake and tasted a few of the 42 wines that Andrzej Lipinski has on the market. The new winery is 7,000 square feet and Andrzej showed us the plans for an … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 836: Rosehall Run

My office, according to my wife, is a mess. There are papers everywhere and I confess that one pile concealed notes I have written on wines kindly sent to me by Rosehall Run in Prince Edward County – wines I … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 835: Glorious Gamays

Thomas Bachelder left his heart in Burgundy; luckily, for the rest of us, he brought his winemaking talents to Niagara. Thomas thinks like a Burgundian. He only makes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay. This week is his La Violette Release … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 834: A Paper Bottle?

Cantina Goccia 3Q 2018 (Umbria) A blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Medium ruby colour; medicinal nose of chocolate and plum; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, plum and black cherry flavours with a dark chocolate finish. (88) The bottle is … Continue reading

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