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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 799: Alsace and Austria Webinars

Tuesday, June 8th: Participated in two webinar tastings – one for Alsace and one for Austria. Along with other wine writers around the world I had been sent samples in small bottles. (I was unable to taste everything in the … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 797: BC & Ontario Wines

Township 7 Reserve 7 2018 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby-purple in colour; cedary, savoury, black fruits on the nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, black plum and dark chocolate flavours. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 796: A Gin of Colour and a Whole Lot of Wine…

Friday, May 14th: I participated in a Zoom tasting of Empress 1908, a gin inspired by the Empress Hotel on Vancouver Island, famous for its afternoon teas. Now, I am not a gin drinker and usually not fond of this … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 795: Albariño etc.

Abellio Albariño 2019 (Rias Baixas) Bright, pale straw in colour; minerally, spicy apricot pit nose with citrus notes; medium-bodied, dry, peach and lemon flavours with a hint of lychee; elegant with fresh acidity, (90) La Caña Albariño 2020 (Rias Baixas) … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 794: Spanish Whites

Monday, April 26th: A wine tasting webinar presented by George Brown College, led by Canadian Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière, featuring four Spanish white wines.

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