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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 775: Le Grand Clos & CedarCreek Pinots

Tuesday, November 10th: Thomas Bachelder, the winemaker for Clos Jordanne (as well as Domaine Queylus and his own Bachelder label) invited Rick Van Sickle and me to lunch at the St. Catharines Club to taste the 2018 vintage of Clos … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 772: Nature versus Nurture

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Experiment Ed Madronich, proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars, invited me to a Zoom tasting of the winery’s 2019 Pinot Noirs. He had sent over a bottle of each of the Estate Pinot Noir, Gravity Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 770: Virtually in the Douro

Tuesday, September 15th: Participated in a virtual press visit via Zoom to Taylor Fladgate in the Douro with CO Adrian Bridge as our guide. He told us that there were temperatures in the 40s during the summer and harvest, which … Continue reading

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Ontario Wine Awards Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Niagara, Friday, August 28th, 2020: 2020 would have been the 26th year for the Ontario Wine Awards. Unfortunately, COVID-19 put paid to the usual rigorous judging of entries by 24 highly qualified tasters. However, our OWA team was determined that … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 768: The Farm and other tastings

On August 9th I went to The Farm’s open house when they sell Kelly Mason’s wines. I tasted her portfolio with her.

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