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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 826: Great Prosecco and a Harmonious Red Trio

Val d’Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato 2020 (Veneto, $19.90, Vintages #340570) Pale straw in colour with a volcanic mousse; lightly floral nose of wet stones and crabapple; medium-bodied dry, white peach and apple flavours; well balanced, creamy mouth-feel. Satisfying length. … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 822: Icellars Estate Winery

Icellars Estate Winery is a small boutique VQA member winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The 60-acre fallow land was carefully selected by owners Adnan and Elif Icel based on precise research of ideal growing conditions for premium vinifera varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 812: Flat Rock Cellars New Releases

Flat Rock Cellars Good Karma Chardonnay 2020 (Niagara Peninsula, $16.95 LCBO #56873, to be released Sept. 18th) Bright, straw colour; apple bouquet with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, apple and lemon flavours caried on lively acidity. (88) Flat Rock … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 810: Seven Wines

Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay 2019 (Beamsville Bench, $34.95, winery only) Bright straw colour; toasty, spicy, melon and pear bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, lemon, melon and apple flavours with well-integrated oak; wonderfully fresh on the palate. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 800: Huff Estate and Austrian Wines

It’s my 800th diary entry. I think I’ll celebrate by tasting some wine. First, a set from Huff Estate, in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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