Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 707: Okanagan Valley Wines

Wines I tasted this past week:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 705: Château Le Puy

I had lunch recently with Harold Langlais of Château Le Puy, the only Bordeaux property I know that has Carménère in its vineyard (1 hectare). They also have 3 hectares of Semillon and some Ugni Blanc planted. Le Puy, in … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 704: Catch-Up Tasting

A miscellaneous selection of wines tasted over the past two weeks.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 703: Fishing Way Up North

  Monday, July 16th: Deborah drove me into Toronto and dropped me off with my fishing gear at Steve Cohen’s office. We had dinner at a Chinese restaurant in the north end of the city before an early night, as … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 702: Versado

Wines tasted this week: Black Hills Carmenère 2016 (Southern Okanagan): deep purple colour; savoury, herbal nose of blackcurrants; medium-bodied, dry, blackcurrant flavour carried on lively acidity. (89) Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2015 (Napa Valley, $25.95): Bright straw in colour; buttery, toasty … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Dairy, part 701: Great Tasting Week

Monday, July 9th: Tasted CedarCreek Meritage 2015 from the Okanagan: dense purple in colour with a cedary, blackcurrant and blueberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, blueberry flavour with a light floral note; beautifully balanced and long on finish. Tuesday, July 10th: … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 700

Tuesday, June 26th: Deborah and I drove into Toronto, she for a hair appointment and I to attend a retrospective tasting of Mission Hill’s flagship wine, Oculus – ten vintages from 2006 to 2015. The tasting was conducted by Darryl … Continue reading

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