Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 698: New Notes

Latest tasting notes. Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2012 (Okanagan Valley – 100% Chardonnay: $46): pale straw colour; active mousse; minerally nose of apples and brioche; light-bodied, dry on the palate with a suggestion of toast and honey and apple and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 697: Loire Valley

Thursday, May 17: Moira and Martin Malivoire ordered a car for the airport which picked us up first. An Air France flight overnight to Paris. At Charles de Gaulle Airport we had a couple of hours layover before our flight … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 696: Sous Vide Dinner

On Sunday (April 22nd) Deborah and I had dinner with our friends Brian and Mary. Brian prepared the whole meal sous vide, apart from the smoked Artic char, which he smoked himself. A bottle of champagne to start, a Sancerre … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 695: Ravine Vineyard

The highlight of the week was a visit to Ravine Vineyard on Saturday with Deborah, my son Guy, his wife Sasha, their baby daughter Isla and two of their friends. Winemaker Marty Werner toured us around the winery and led … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 694: County in the City

These are the wines I tasted this week (not counting the 56 sampled at the Vintages release tasting on Friday and 20 at the Prince Edward County tasting in Toronto on Thursday). William Hill Chardonnay 2016 (California North Coast – … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 693: Wine Not for the Birds

The Week of Monday, April 2nd: Here are the wines I tasted – in addition to the Wines of the Week – and a photo of the best wine I reviewed at Friday’s Vintages release tasting in Toronto (plus a … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 692: New Sculpture

Monday, March 26th: Deborah and I drove into Toronto up pick up a piece of sculpture we had purchased from the artist. Her name is Kristina Guison and she works in metals.  While Deborah was having her hair done I … Continue reading

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