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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 752: Great Ports and Other Wines

Lindsay Groves is the Ontario Ambassador for Taylor and Croft ports. She dropped by my house with samples of the 2017 vintage for us to taste together.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 751: The 42-Year-Old Californian

Recently tasted… On Oscar night, I opened a bottle of Mirassou Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon unfiltered 1978. I was apprehensive that a wine from California of this age would be dried out and over the hill. But it was stunning! … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Trivia

What is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux? Merlot Riesling Cabernet Sauvignon Thompson Seedless At what speed does a champagne cork leave a champagne bottle? 25 kph 50 kph 65 kph 100 kph Corton-Charlemagne is a: German Eiswein white … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for February 6, 2020

Sand Point Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 (Lodi, California. $16.95, LCBO #11194) Deep straw in colour; spicy, pineapple bouquet with toasty oak; full-bodied, just off-dry, richly extracted melon and pear flavours; mouth-filling and well-balanced. (89)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 750: Some Tastings

Wines tasted recently:

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