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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 856: De-alcoholized Wine and Dogs

Saturday, October 8th: I was invited to a tasting of de-alcoholized wines at Vineland Estates. The winery imports a range from Germany called Eins Zwei Zero, produced by a company called Leitz in the Rheingau – Sparkling Riesling, still Riesling, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 851: Township 7 in Naramata, Okanagan Valley

Township 7 Pinot Gris 2021 Bright, pale straw colour; minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, fresh and lively on the palate with a white peach flavour. (90) Township 7 Benchmark Series Riesling 2019 (Fool’s Gold Estate, North Oliver) Bright, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley) Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89) Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard) Bright, light straw colour; apple … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 843: Kacaba, On Seven, Backyard Vineyards (Kelowna) and Others

Kacaba Vineyards & Winery Rebecca Rosé 2021 (Niagara Peninsula, LCBO #227025, $20.15) Gamay grapes. Pink with a bluish tint; strawberry nose with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry flavour with a cranberry note; crisp on the palate; well-balanced and … Continue reading

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