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Wines of the Week for May 2, 2019

  Loosen Bros Riesling Dr. L 2016 (Mosel, $14.95, Vintages #599274): Pale straw in colour; minerally, honeyed grapefruit bouquet; light-bodied with a faint spritz; honeyed grapefruit flavour ending on an note of apple. Good value. (88.5) Flat Rock Cellars Riesling … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 20–21, 2019

Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2015 Pinotage, South Africa’s signature grape, is a crossing of Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and the Rhône’s Cinsault, first produced in 1925 and originally called Hermitage. An interesting example of the wine made from this grape … Continue reading

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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, September 28–30, 2018

Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé 2017 Pink wines are all the rage, it seems, and where once vintners would make their rosés from a single variety, now they’re creating blends. Niagara’s Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé is a blend of … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 700

Tuesday, June 26th: Deborah and I drove into Toronto, she for a hair appointment and I to attend a retrospective tasting of Mission Hill’s flagship wine, Oculus – ten vintages from 2006 to 2015. The tasting was conducted by Darryl … Continue reading

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