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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 743: Bachelder Wines

Thomas Bachelder has opened the first retail outlet on the Beamsville Bench in rented space at Locust Lane and will start selling his wines on line on November 1. See https://thomasbachelder.com/ I tasted through the portfolio:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 742: De’Ricci

Impressed by these De’Ricci wines (private imports available through George Lawrence Imports, georgelawrenceimorts@gmail.com, 416-889-4786). Cantine Storiche De’Ricci Rosso de Montepulciano 2017 (Tuscany – $28.88) Deep ruby colour; lightly cedary, earthy, cherry nose with well-integrated oak; medium-bodied, dry, lightly floral-tinged flavour … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 741: The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright

The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Chardonnay Sussreserve 2017 (NiagaraPeninsula – $16.95): Shining straw colour; spicy, cedary nose of citrus fruits with toasty oak notes; medium-bodied, sweetish apple flavour. (88) The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($17.95) … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 740: On the Trail in the County

Tasted a range of Trail Estate wines from Prince County.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 739: A Big Tasting Week… in Germany

For four days I was in Wiesbaden to attend the annual VDP. Grosses Gewächs tasting. On two days of tasting the wines from the 2018 vintage managed to sample 211 (out of 425). I concentrated on the first day on … Continue reading

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