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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 720: Piemonte Tour

Thursday, May 16th: Our Air Canada flight to Milan was scheduled to leave at 8:10 pm. Because of refueling issues we spent 3 hours on the tarmac before take-off. Friday, May 17th: A bus took our group to the Grand … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Dairy, part 719: Thirty Bench Tasting

Thirty Bench Tasting, May 30, 2019:

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Wines of the Week for May 16, 2019

Cálem Curva Tinto 2016 (Douro, Portugal) Many of the Douro’s port houses are making table wines from the same grapes they use to produce Port. This is an example from Cálem. An equal blend of four of the primary port grapes … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 9, 2019

Gérard Bertrand La Clape Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2016 (Languedoc, $19.95, Vintages #370262): Dense purple colour; cedary, spicy, herbal , blackberry nose with notes of pepper; medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury, firmly structured with black olive and black plum flavours, … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, May 4–5, 2019

Anselmi San Vincenzo 2017 For my palate, Roberto Anselmi makes some of the very best wines in Veneto’s Soave region – but you won’t find the name Soave on the label, because Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have been blended into … Continue reading

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