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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 864: Happy 2023!

Saw in the New Year with this excellent traditional method sparkler from Luxembourg: Bernard-Massard Cuvée de T’écusson Brut. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Bready nose; medium-bodied, dry, well-extracted apple and pear flavours. (90) Other wines … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 863: An Eclectic Bunch of Canadian Wines

Ruff Pinot Noir 2019 (St. David’s Bench, Niagara) Made by Andre Proulx at Rockway Vineyards. Light ruby in colour with a tawny hue; raspberry and tea leaf nose with a light fragrance of violets. Medium-bodied, sinewy, red plum and cranberry … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 860: Port Dalhousie Underground Tasting

December 1st: I was invited to a tasting put on by the Port Dalhousie Underground – sixteen wines, mainly sweet. Here is the list, which doesn’t include the half-bottle I found in my cellar.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 859: Thomas Bachelder, Poet Laureate of Niagara Terroir

Saturday, November 19th: The day of the first big winter snow storm. Mary Delaney, Thomas Bachelder’s partner, graciously picked me up to drive me to the “Bat Cave” – Thomas’s wine cellar on Lundy’s Lane – to taste his Toussaint … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 858: Israel, part II

Wednesday, October 19th: We couldn’t get breakfast at the Alegra Hotel because the hotel’s chef lived in an Arab village that had been put under lockdown for security reasons. The manager gave us a voucher to eat at the Mala … Continue reading

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