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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 737: A Real Laughing Stock

This week I tasted wines from Laughing Stock and more…

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Wine of the Week for August 15, 2019

Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Central Victoria, Australia) Deep ruby in colour; cedary, lightly floral, blackcurrant bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, plum and blackcurrant flavours carried on lively acidity. Well-structured, with ripe tannins. Great with steak. (89) (LCBO #602615, $18.95)

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Rosie – Our Forever Dog

On Saturday, August 10, we welcomed a rescue dog into our house. She was driven up from Texas in a transport of 29 other dogs (Texas is a kill state). Her name was Bunny – which is no name for … Continue reading

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A wine Lover’s Diary, part 736: Tasting at Honsberger

Kelly Mason is a busy lady. Not only does she make wine at Honsberger Estate but she also works with Thomas Bachelder at Domaine Queylus; and in addition, she makes wine at The Farm and runs her own 5-acre vineyard … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for July 30, 2019

Terredavino Barbera d’Asti 2017 DOCG (Piedmont) ($11.90, LCBO new non-Vintages release #629840) Deep ruby colour; faintly cedary, cherry nose; medium-bodied, dry, very elegant for the price; well-balanced, tobacco, red plum and cherry flavours with a fine mouth-feel. Has 13% alcohol … Continue reading

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