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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 777: BC Bubblies

Tuesday, November 24th: A Zoom tasting with winemaker Darryl Brooker, head winemaker for the Mission Hill Family Estates group. Daryl had sent me four sparkling wines by four wineries owned by Anthony von Mandl.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 774: Tasting in the Bat Cave

Thomas Bachelder’s Niagara Chardonnays & Pinots “It’s good to talk ancient history with you guys because my head’s still in 2020.” Thomas Bachelder hosted Rick Van Sickle and me in his tasting room at 3999 Locust Lane in Beamsville. He … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 767: Sandbanks Winery, Prince Edward County

In February, Arterra purchased Sandbanks Winery, the company’s first venture into Prince Edward County. The press release reads: Sandbanks Winery was founded in 2001 by Catherine Langlois and was one of the first wineries established in Prince Edward County. Catherine … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 766: Chilean Webinar

Wednesday, July 29th: At 2 pm a webinar on Chilean wines moderated by John Szabo MS, with panelists Viviana Navarrete, chief winemaker, Viña Leyda; Matías Cruzat, chief winemaker, 1865; and Gabriel Mustakis, chief winemaker for San Pedro Fine Wines.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 758: The Foreign Affair (Vineland Station, Ontario)

The folks at The Foreign Affair sent over bunch of wines for me to taste – which was most appreciated – especially in this locked-down time.

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