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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 809: Lang Vineyards and Others

Thursday, August 19th: Our anniversary – which we share with two other couples – is celebrated with a dinner that rotates among us. This year it was our turn. The wines: Rotari Platinum Label Brut (Alto Adige) Cuvée Catharine Rosé … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 808: Tightrope, Checkmate and More

Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is owned by Graham and Lyndsay O’Rourke. Balance is everything in their wines (pun intended). Tightrope Winery Riesling 2019 Pale straw in colour; minerally, slightly smoky, lightly floral nose; medium-bodied, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 807: Naramata Bench’s Township 7 and One Amazing Champagne

Township 7 Reserve Chardonnay Benchmark Series 2019 (Okanagan Valley) Bright, pale straw colour; lightly toasty, earthy, apple bouquet with oak spice. Medium-bodied, dry, elegant, apple, tangerine and lemon flavours; well-balance and lingering. (90) Township 7 Pinot Noir Remuda Vineyard 2019 … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 806: I4C Covid Style; Martin’s Lane Rieslings & Pinot Noirs

It’s I4C time Covid-style. The first zoom seminar was “Learn to Taste like a Master of Wine – A Study in Chardonnay.” It was conducted by Michelle Cherutti-Kowai MW and featured five wines from cool climate regions. Michelle told us … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 804: Virtual Picnic in the Loire – and Other Vinous Delights

SOPEXA kindly sent me a hamper with picnic foods and a wine from each of six regions in the Loire. The object of the exercise was to show how versatile these wines are with a variety of dishes. So my … Continue reading

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