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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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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 797: BC & Ontario Wines

Township 7 Reserve 7 2018 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby-purple in colour; cedary, savoury, black fruits on the nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, black plum and dark chocolate flavours. (90)

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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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