Tag Archives: Château des Charmes

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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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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