Category Archives: Wines of the Week

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 813: First Flight Since Covid Struck

Friday, September 17th: A 7:30 am Swoop flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford in BC – to visit our daughter Annabel and grandson Declan. In the seat behind us was a toddler who screamed like a wounded animal the entire five-hour … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 765: Lakeside Cellars, BC

I received the following wines from Lakeside Cellars in Osoyoos, BC:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 764: A Whole Lot of Tasting Going On

Rotari Brut 2014 (Trentino, Vintages #15679, $19.75) (80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, made in the classical method.) Pale straw colour; active mousse; toasty, apple and lemon bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with a honeyed note and crisp, citrus finish. … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for April 13, 2020

Escudo Rojo Carmenere Reserva 2018 (Chile – $17 at Vintages, #14058) Dense purple colour that stains the glass; cedary, toasty, blackcurrant bouquet; medium to full-bodied, juicy and fruity blackcurrant and black plum flavours with well-integrated oak and ripe tannins. Great … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for February 6, 2020

Sand Point Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 (Lodi, California. $16.95, LCBO #11194) Deep straw in colour; spicy, pineapple bouquet with toasty oak; full-bodied, just off-dry, richly extracted melon and pear flavours; mouth-filling and well-balanced. (89)

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