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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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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 14–16, 2018

Château des Charmes Brut For that pre-Christmas dinner toast, try a bottle of Château des Charmes Brut sparkling wine from Ontario. Until January 6th it’s priced at $22.95 in Vintages – a limited-time offer of $3 off its usual price. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 21–23, 2018

Gérard Bertrand Minervois 2015 Gerard Bertrand is one of the best-known producers of wine in the South of France. You’ll find many of his wines in Vintages because the LCBO likes his pricing. Virtually all of them are under $20. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, July 13–15, 2018

Château des Charmes Aligoté 2017 Aligoté is a grape grown in Burgundy but it’s overshadowed by its more glamourous sister – the ubiquitous Chardonnay. To my knowledge the only winery in Canada that grows Aligoté is Château des Charmes in … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 698: New Notes

Latest tasting notes. Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2012 (Okanagan Valley – 100% Chardonnay: $46): pale straw colour; active mousse; minerally nose of apples and brioche; light-bodied, dry on the palate with a suggestion of toast and honey and apple and … Continue reading

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