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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 822: Icellars Estate Winery

Icellars Estate Winery is a small boutique VQA member winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The 60-acre fallow land was carefully selected by owners Adnan and Elif Icel based on precise research of ideal growing conditions for premium vinifera varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 821: Le Clos Jordanne’s New Release

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2019 (Twenty Mile Bench, $45) Winemaker Thomas Bachelder wanted to call the third vintage of this wine Le Grand Clos Blanc (mimicking Chardonnay vineyard at Clos Vougeot). An apposite concept because the wine … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 820: Pentâge Winery, Penticton, BC

Pentâge Fizz Blanc 2020 Ehrenfleser and Gewurztraminer, Palest straw in colour with a lime tint; aromatic, lilac and citrus bouquet; light-bodied, on the dry side of off-dry; crisp grapefruit, peach and lychee flavours. Refreshing. (89) Pentâge Rosé 2020 A field … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 819: Henry of Pelham and a Great Golf Club Dinner

Tasted six wines from Henry of Pelham and one from South Africa:

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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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