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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 835: Glorious Gamays

Thomas Bachelder left his heart in Burgundy; luckily, for the rest of us, he brought his winemaking talents to Niagara. Thomas thinks like a Burgundian. He only makes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay. This week is his La Violette Release … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 818: Thomas Bachelder’s “Toussaints” Release

Rick VanSickle and I were invited to Bachelder’s Bat Cave for a tasting of his Toussaint 2019 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, released on November 1st. CHARDONNAY “LIEUX-DITS” from East to West: Bachelder Willms Vineyard 1983 Plantation “East-Side” Chardonnay 2019  (Four-Mile … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 803: Bachelder’s Clos Jordanne and a couple of Aussies

July 10th: Thomas Bachelder came over with samples of the Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Chardonnay 2019 and Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Pinot Noir 2019; and, very thoughtfully, he brought with him a selection of charcuterie.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 789: Bachelder Goes Gamay

Friday, March 26th: Thomas Bachelder invited Rick VanSickle and me to taste his range of 2019 Gamay at his “bat cave” tasting room on Locust Lane in Beamsville. The wines are released on April 2nd. Thomas says that it is … Continue reading

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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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