A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 784: Red, White, and Roses

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 783: Amazing Venerable Tawny Port

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Wednesday February 10th: Participated in a Zoom tasting of Taylor Fladgate Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny Port. The company sent a test tube of the wine to wine-writers across Canada, which we tasted with Taylor Fladgate’s CEO Adrian Bridge and winemaker David Guimaraens. It’s a blend of old Tawny ports, averaging 90 years of age. The blend was made specifically for the King’s Man movie franchise, a spy drama set in Edwardian days. 1000 bottles were made. The selling price: $5,000. Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 782: Domaine Queylus

Friday, February 5th: Visited Domaine Queylus for a tasting with John Nadeau. Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 781: Gold Hill Winery, Okanagan Valley, BC

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The Gill family owns 65 acres of vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, with 24 acres on the Golden Mile and 32 acres in the heart of Osoyoos. Continue reading

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Words and Whiskey with Donal O’Gallachoir of Glendalough Distillery

This is a guest article by Tod Stewart, contributing editor of Quench magazine.

I may be starting to repeat myself, but some things are worth repeating. In this case it’s that there is a continuing reinvention/renaissance of the Irish whiskey industry taking place today. Having gone from one of the most popular whiskeys on earth to virtual extinction, Irish whiskey is now once again capturing back a global market. Donal O’Gallachoir, from the Glendalough Distillery, talks with us about the past and present, and peeks into the future of Irish whiskey.

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