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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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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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 743: Bachelder Wines

Thomas Bachelder has opened the first retail outlet on the Beamsville Bench in rented space at Locust Lane and will start selling his wines on line on November 1. See https://thomasbachelder.com/ I tasted through the portfolio:

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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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