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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 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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