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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 747: Martin’s Lane and Other Wines

Martin’s Lane is Anthony Von Mandl’s homage to his late father, a spectacular winery that specializes in Riesling and Pinot Noir. Winemaker Shane Munn produces some of Canada’s finest wines here.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 745: A Whole Lot of Tasting Goin’ On

Flat Rock Cellars Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling 2018 (Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara – $24.95, Vintages Nov. 23 release) Bright, very pale straw colour; minerally, stony, lightly floral nose of honey and lemon zest; light-bodied, just off-dry, pink grapefruit flavour with lively … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for October 24, 2019

Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône 2017 Deep purple colour; cedary, floral nose of blackberries with vanilla oak notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted mulberry flavour with balancing acidity. Better than the 2016 vintage, which I rated 89. Great value … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 744: Moraine

Recently I tasted six wines from a new winery in the Naramata Bench. This is the way their website describes them: Moraine is a family-owned winery and vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake, located just minutes from the city of Penticton. From … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for October 17, 2019

Inniskillin Pinot Noir Montague Vineyard 2016 (Four Mile Creek, Niagara – $30.95, LCBO #997353 and in Wine Rack outlets): Bright ruby in colour; black raspberry and beetroot bouquet lifted with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, beautifully balanced with a ripe … Continue reading

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