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Wine of the Week for October 10, 2019

Rusterberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Stellenbosch, South Africa – Vintages #456020, $14.95) Very pale in colour with a lime tint; minerally, slightly reductive nose of cut grass and green apple with a light floral note; light to medium-bodied, crisply dry with … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 742: De’Ricci

Impressed by these De’Ricci wines (private imports available through George Lawrence Imports, georgelawrenceimorts@gmail.com, 416-889-4786). Cantine Storiche De’Ricci Rosso de Montepulciano 2017 (Tuscany – $28.88) Deep ruby colour; lightly cedary, earthy, cherry nose with well-integrated oak; medium-bodied, dry, lightly floral-tinged flavour … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 741: The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright

The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Chardonnay Sussreserve 2017 (NiagaraPeninsula – $16.95): Shining straw colour; spicy, cedary nose of citrus fruits with toasty oak notes; medium-bodied, sweetish apple flavour. (88) The Audacity of Thomas G. Bright Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($17.95) … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for September 26, 2019

Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (South Island, New Zealand – $18.95, Vintages #441394): Very pale with a greenish tint; lightly reductive nose of cut grass, gooseberry and passionfruit; medium-bodied, crisply dry – almost tart – gooseberry and green plum flavours. Great … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for September 19, 2019

Bouchard Père et Fils Mâcon-Lugny St. Pierre 2018 (Burgundy) ($21.95, LCBO #51573) Bright, pale straw in colour; minerally, lemon and green apple nose; medium-bodied, ripe apple and pear flavours carried on brisk citrus acidity. Great value and a versatile food … Continue reading

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