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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 806: I4C Covid Style; Martin’s Lane Rieslings & Pinot Noirs

It’s I4C time Covid-style. The first zoom seminar was “Learn to Taste like a Master of Wine – A Study in Chardonnay.” It was conducted by Michelle Cherutti-Kowai MW and featured five wines from cool climate regions. Michelle told us … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 805: Tour de France By Wine (and some spirits)

Saturday, July 17th: Phil Dowell, winemaker at Angels Gate and Kew Vineyards, invited Deborah and me – along with winemakers Thomas Bachelder, Ron Giesbrecht, Ann Sperling, and Peter Gamble – to an evening of wine focused on the Tour de … Continue reading

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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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