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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 860: Port Dalhousie Underground Tasting

December 1st: I was invited to a tasting put on by the Port Dalhousie Underground – sixteen wines, mainly sweet. Here is the list, which doesn’t include the half-bottle I found in my cellar.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 859: Thomas Bachelder, Poet Laureate of Niagara Terroir

Saturday, November 19th: The day of the first big winter snow storm. Mary Delaney, Thomas Bachelder’s partner, graciously picked me up to drive me to the “Bat Cave” – Thomas’s wine cellar on Lundy’s Lane – to taste his Toussaint … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 853: Sassicaia and Pentâge

Sunday, September 11th: Invited to a Sassicaia dinner at Sofia restaurant in Yorkville, hosted by Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido. Our party was served a glass of Cave Spring Dolomite Brut before sitting down for dinner and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 843: Kacaba, On Seven, Backyard Vineyards (Kelowna) and Others

Kacaba Vineyards & Winery Rebecca Rosé 2021 (Niagara Peninsula, LCBO #227025, $20.15) Gamay grapes. Pink with a bluish tint; strawberry nose with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry flavour with a cranberry note; crisp on the palate; well-balanced and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 821: Le Clos Jordanne’s New Release

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2019 (Twenty Mile Bench, $45) Winemaker Thomas Bachelder wanted to call the third vintage of this wine Le Grand Clos Blanc (mimicking Chardonnay vineyard at Clos Vougeot). An apposite concept because the wine … Continue reading

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