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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 835: Glorious Gamays

Thomas Bachelder left his heart in Burgundy; luckily, for the rest of us, he brought his winemaking talents to Niagara. Thomas thinks like a Burgundian. He only makes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay. This week is his La Violette Release … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 818: Thomas Bachelder’s “Toussaints” Release

Rick VanSickle and I were invited to Bachelder’s Bat Cave for a tasting of his Toussaint 2019 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, released on November 1st. CHARDONNAY “LIEUX-DITS” from East to West: Bachelder Willms Vineyard 1983 Plantation “East-Side” Chardonnay 2019  (Four-Mile … 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 789: Bachelder Goes Gamay

Friday, March 26th: Thomas Bachelder invited Rick VanSickle and me to taste his range of 2019 Gamay at his “bat cave” tasting room on Locust Lane in Beamsville. The wines are released on April 2nd. Thomas says that it is … Continue reading

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The Top 15 Wines from Ontario I Tasted in 2020

The Top 14 15 wines from Ontario I tasted in 2020: Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018 Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2018 Bachelder Lowrey Pinot Noir 1984 Plantation Old Vines 2018 Henry of Pelham … Continue reading

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