Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley) Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89) Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard) Bright, light straw colour; apple … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 849: Red Rooster & Hester Creek

Red Rooster Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (Oliver) Bright, pale straw in colour; fresh, grapefruit with a light floral note; medium-bodied, crisply dry, grapefruit and green plum flavours; lovely mouth-feel and a long, lingering lemony finish. Drink now. (90) Red Rooster Viognier … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 848: Extreme Fishing

August 3rd: Flying to Edmonton with my fishing buddy Steve and new fishing partners Larry and his son Jason. From Edmonton we take a small plane to Yellowknife, where we overnight at the Explorer Hotel.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 847: A Mix of Reds & Whites

Joliesse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (California, $17.95, LCBO #16564) Deep purple in colour; cedary, vanilla, earthy, plum bouquet; medium to full-bodied, dry, savoury, clove and blackcurrant and red plum flavours; firmly structured, good length. (89) Château Vrai Caillou 2018 (Bordeaux; … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 846: I4C 2022

Friday, July 22nd: Up early to register before 8 am at White Oaks for the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. The keynote speaker was Andrew Jefford, a regular columnist for Decanter Magazine and The World of Fine Wine, who gave … Continue reading

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