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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 722: And Now for Something Completely Tasteful

A whole lot of tasting going on…

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 721: Tasting CheckMate Chardonnays

All 2015 – the hottest year on record in BC. But winemaker Philip McGahan managed to maintain balancing acidity by picking early. CheckMate Capture Chardonnay 2015: Bright straw colour; peachy-pineapple nose with oak spice and vanilla notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for June 6, 2019

Arterra Special Edition Pinot Noir 2016 ($29.95, available at Wine Rack stores) Deep ruby colour; spicy, smoky, tarry nose of black raspberry with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, vanilla, black plum and black raspberry flavours; mellow tannins ending on a charred … Continue reading

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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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