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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 796: A Gin of Colour and a Whole Lot of Wine…

Friday, May 14th: I participated in a Zoom tasting of Empress 1908, a gin inspired by the Empress Hotel on Vancouver Island, famous for its afternoon teas. Now, I am not a gin drinker and usually not fond of this … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 795: Albariño etc.

Abellio Albariño 2019 (Rias Baixas) Bright, pale straw in colour; minerally, spicy apricot pit nose with citrus notes; medium-bodied, dry, peach and lemon flavours with a hint of lychee; elegant with fresh acidity, (90) La Caña Albariño 2020 (Rias Baixas) … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 771: Winemaker’s Cut

I received six wines from an Okanagan Valley winery called Winemaker’s Cut. Here’s an explanation of their name, taken from their website: “Like a director’s cut, an edited version of a film that represents the director’s unique point of view, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 763: Webinar Wine Tasting

Friday, May 19th: Hosted a webinar wine tasting for healthcare clients of a law firm. Participants were sent a list of the following wines before the event so that they could have them in front of them while I talked … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 762: Wines of Germany and Other Tastings

Monday, May 8th: I participated in a webinar tasting at 12:45 pm today, entitled “German Wines: A Closer Look with Anne Krebiehl, MW and John Szabo, MS.” Participants were sent a case of eight wines, which we sampled along with … Continue reading

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