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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 732: Latest Tastings

My tasting week… Joie Farm En Famille Reserve Chardonnay 2017 (Okanagan – $30.35): Bright, pale straw colour; apple, toasty oak nose with barnyard notes; medium-bodied, richly extracted, green pineapple and melon flavours, Beautifully balanced with well-integrated oak and a long, … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 6–7, 2019

Drappier Brut Nature (Zero Dosage) Pinot Noir Champagne When the family gathers over the Easter holiday treat them to a glass of an exceptionally fine champagne just released at Vintages – Drappier Brut Nature Pinot Noir Champagne. Bright straw in … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, March 23–24, 2019

EastDell Pinot Noir 2017 I came across a well-priced Pinot Noir from Niagara last week that is today’s recommendation: EastDell Pinot Noir 2017. Ruby colour with a faint tawny hue, the wine has a gently earthy, strawberry nose; it’s medium-bodied, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 716: A whole lot of tasting going on

On Tuesday, February 19th, I was awarded the Cambridge Food & Wine Society’s “Man of the Year” medal at a ceremony held at the National Club in Toronto. (Very pleased with the honour.) Here are some of the wines I’ve … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 21–23, 2018

Lakeview Vidal Icewine 2016 Ontario Icewine is the perfect Christmas dessert wine, sweet enough to complement mince pies and plum pudding. The best value you’re going to find is a 200 mL bottle of Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine at a limited … Continue reading

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