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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 709: Wines from All Over

Wines I’ve tasted over the past week or so:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 708: Bench 1775 in Naramata, BC

Wines tasted this week:

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 28–30, 2018

Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé 2017 Pink wines are all the rage, it seems, and where once vintners would make their rosés from a single variety, now they’re creating blends. Niagara’s Flat Rock Pink Twisted Rosé is a blend of … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 21–23, 2018

Gérard Bertrand Minervois 2015 Gerard Bertrand is one of the best-known producers of wine in the South of France. You’ll find many of his wines in Vintages because the LCBO likes his pricing. Virtually all of them are under $20. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 14–16, 2018

Louis Eschenauer Brut Crémant de Bordeaux I was looking for an inexpensive sparkling at Vintages the other day and I came across a real stunner at $16.95. It’s Louis Eschenauer Brut Crémant de Bordeaux. A blend of Semillon and Cabernet … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, September 7–9, 2018

Albanta Albariño 2016 Happily, we’re getting to see more Albariño on the LCBO shelves. This grape, grown in Spain’s Galicia region that borders on northern Portugal, produces a minerally, fresh white wine with a nose of peach skin and white … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, August 31–September 2, 2018

De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir 2017 I’m a great fan of Pinot Noir from Australia’s Yarra Valley in the state of Victoria. An excellent example is De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir 2017 at Vintages outlets. Deep purple in colour, it … Continue reading

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