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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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The Top 15 Wines from Ontario I Tasted in 2020

The Top 14 15 wines from Ontario I tasted in 2020: Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018 Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2018 Bachelder Lowrey Pinot Noir 1984 Plantation Old Vines 2018 Henry of Pelham … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 778: Webinar to Lebanon

December 1st: Participated in a webinar entitled “Lebanese Wine Heritage to Canada,” with Toronto sommelier Christina Brown. The purpose of the webinar was to enlighten wine producers in Lebanon about the LCBO and how to access it. We had both … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 777: BC Bubblies

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.

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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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