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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 21–23, 2018

Lakeview Vidal Icewine 2016 Ontario Icewine is the perfect Christmas dessert wine, sweet enough to complement mince pies and plum pudding. The best value you’re going to find is a 200 mL bottle of Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine at a limited … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 14–16, 2018

Château des Charmes Brut For that pre-Christmas dinner toast, try a bottle of Château des Charmes Brut sparkling wine from Ontario. Until January 6th it’s priced at $22.95 in Vintages – a limited-time offer of $3 off its usual price. … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, December 7–9, 2018

Alamos Selección Malbec 2015 Argentina’s excellent Alamos wines are now distributed by E & J Gallo. Recently released at Vintages is their Alamos Selección Malbec 2015. Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, earthy, spicy, plum bouquet with evident … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 712: Queenston Mile & Creekside tasting

Monday, November 26th: Invited by winemaker Rob Power for a portfolio tasting at Queenston Mile Vineyard along with wines from Creekside.

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680 NEWS wine reviews, November 30–December 2, 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016 Barossa Valley is not the only region that produces great Shiraz in Australia. Coonawarra, perhaps better known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, also makes some very tasty Shiraz. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016 is dense purple … Continue reading

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