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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 802: The Foreign Affair, Stratus and a Bunch of Other Wines

On Canada Day I had a zoom tasting with Rene Van Ede, the new winemaker for The Foreign Affair, a Niagara winery that specializes in appassimento and ripasso wines. Rene, who has made wines at Flat Rock Cellars, Tawse and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 794: Spanish Whites

Monday, April 26th: A wine tasting webinar presented by George Brown College, led by Canadian Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière, featuring four Spanish white wines.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 785: Trading Grapes

Malivoire’s winemaker Shiraz Mottiar in Niagara traded a tonne of Pinot Noir with Dan Sullivan of Rosehall Run in Prince Edward County. I’m looking forward to tasting Dan’s wine from Niagara fruit. Here’s what Shiraz made of the Rosehall Pinot:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 779: Commisso Winery at Villa Bacchus

Villa Bacchus is a 32-acre estate winery and Bed & Breakfast located on the 75-year-old Commisso farm at the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The winemaker is Andrzej Lipinski, who owns Big Head Wines and is renowned for his appassimento … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 776: Médoc Webinar

On November 17th, I participated in a Zoom webinar on the wines of the Médoc conducted by the Montreal sommelier Veronique Rivest, with one wine from each of the region’s eight appellations. (All the wines were deep ruby in colour.)

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