Tag Archives: Gérard Bertrand

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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 706: Memorable Wines This Week

Tastings this past week: Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico 2014 (Tuscany – $47.95): Deep ruby colour; cedary, black cherry nose wit a sweet tobacco note; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, dark chocolate and black fruit flavours; beautifully balanced with a lovely … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 705: Château Le Puy

I had lunch recently with Harold Langlais of Château Le Puy, the only Bordeaux property I know that has Carménère in its vineyard (1 hectare). They also have 3 hectares of Semillon and some Ugni Blanc planted. Le Puy, in … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 5, 2018

Selbach Incline Riesling 2016 (Mosel) $17.95 (Vintages #523928) Very pale straw in colour with a hint of lime; lightly floral, citrus and mineral nose; light-bodied, just off-dry, elegant, grapefruit and apple flavours; lovely mouth-feel with lively acidity giving the wine … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 692: New Sculpture

Monday, March 26th: Deborah and I drove into Toronto up pick up a piece of sculpture we had purchased from the artist. Her name is Kristina Guison and she works in metals.  While Deborah was having her hair done I … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 678: Website’s Future

Monday, December 11th: With more time on my hands I am writing my diary of the week’s activities on Monday morning. In the afternoon, an appointment with the optometrist to test my peripheral vision. Waiting for the results. For dinner … Continue reading

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