Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 828: Flat Rock’s Tasty Rieslings and a Brace of Malivoires

Malivoire Stouck Merlot 2018 (Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara; $39.95) Dense purple in colour; cedary, vanilla, black plum and blackberry nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced, with blackberry, plum and black cherry flavours, finishing on ripe tannins. (91)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 827: New World Wines with a Nod to the Old

Henry of Pelham Cabernet-Merlot 2020 (Short Hills Bench; $15.95 [$13.95 until January 30], CSPC #504241) Opaque purple in colour; cedary, spicy, floral nose of plums with a toasty note; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, savoury plum and currant flavour. (88)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 826: Great Prosecco and a Harmonious Red Trio

Val d’Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato 2020 (Veneto, $19.90, Vintages #340570) Pale straw in colour with a volcanic mousse; lightly floral nose of wet stones and crabapple; medium-bodied dry, white peach and apple flavours; well balanced, creamy mouth-feel. Satisfying length. … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 825: An Alsatian Banquet

The other night Deborah and I feasted on an Alsace Thai-inspired banquet artfully paired with the wines of the region and kindly sent to us by SOPEXA in Montreal. The menu:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 824: A Remarkable New Alcoholic Beverage Called Portàge from Tweed, Ontario

It’s not often that one can say that there’s a new alcoholic beverage on the market with a great back story. But take a look at Portàge, produced by Potter Settlement Wines in Tweed, Ontario.

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