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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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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 792: Flat Rock Wines and Other Delights

Flat Rock The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2019 (Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, $32.95, LCBO #1552, winery exclusive) Golden straw in colour; toasty, spicy, frilled peach nose, slightly reductive; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted peach and lemon flavours tinged with oak … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 788: Pentâge Wines

Pentâge Winery, according to its website, “is a boutique winery nestled on 23 acres overlooking Skaha Lake in Penticton, British Columbia. We limit our annual production to approximately 5,000 cases a year.”

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