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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 854: Rosehall Run

Rosehall Run Ceremony Blanc de Blanc 2017 ($39) Méthode Traditionelle. Golden colour; fine mousse of tiny bubbles. Yeasty, toasty nose of apple and toasted nuts with a floral note; medium-bodied, crisply dry, green apple and lemon flavours with a thread … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 853: Sassicaia and Pentâge

Sunday, September 11th: Invited to a Sassicaia dinner at Sofia restaurant in Yorkville, hosted by Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido. Our party was served a glass of Cave Spring Dolomite Brut before sitting down for dinner and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 852: Big Reds

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 (Short Hills Bench, $39.95, Vintages #657874, to be released November 5th) Purple-ruby in colour; cedary, toasty, minty, plum and cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, sour cherry flavour with lively acidity … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 851: Township 7 in Naramata, Okanagan Valley

Township 7 Pinot Gris 2021 Bright, pale straw colour; minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, fresh and lively on the palate with a white peach flavour. (90) Township 7 Benchmark Series Riesling 2019 (Fool’s Gold Estate, North Oliver) Bright, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley) Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89) Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard) Bright, light straw colour; apple … Continue reading

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