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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 771: Winemaker’s Cut

I received six wines from an Okanagan Valley winery called Winemaker’s Cut. Here’s an explanation of their name, taken from their website: “Like a director’s cut, an edited version of a film that represents the director’s unique point of view, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 716: A whole lot of tasting going on

On Tuesday, February 19th, I was awarded the Cambridge Food & Wine Society’s “Man of the Year” medal at a ceremony held at the National Club in Toronto. (Very pleased with the honour.) Here are some of the wines I’ve … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 690: Grandes Pagos de España

Sunday, March 4th: Arrived in Madrid having avoided having an Air Canada dinner by eating at Susur Lee’s restaurant in the airport. Although I had a middle seat sandwiched among three women, luckily we were in the bulkhead which meant … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for January 4, 2018

Three wines to be released on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Alvear Cream Sherry (Montilla-Moriles) $16.95 (Vintages #515791) Deep amber in colour; sweet, nutty nose of dried figs; full-bodied, off-dry, rich and spicy fig and nut flavours; great intensity here with … Continue reading

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