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Sunday, September 11th: Invited to a Sassicaia dinner at Sofia restaurant in Yorkville, hosted by Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido. Our party was served a glass of Cave Spring Dolomite Brut before sitting down for dinner and … Continue reading
13th Street Reserve Pinot Gris 2019 (Creek Shores, Niagara) Golden straw in colour; peach pit bouquet with pear notes and a light floral tone; medium-bodied, dry, peach and pear flavors carried on lively acidity. Drink now. (89) 13th Street June’s … Continue reading
Tawse Quarry Road Riesling 2019 (Vinemount Ridge) Pale straw in colour; minerally, grapefruit nose with a light floral note; developing petrol aromas; just off-dry, honeyed grapefruit and lime flavours with zesty acidity. Long, crisp finish. Can be opened now but … Continue reading
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.
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