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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 795: Albariño etc.

Abellio Albariño 2019 (Rias Baixas) Bright, pale straw in colour; minerally, spicy apricot pit nose with citrus notes; medium-bodied, dry, peach and lemon flavours with a hint of lychee; elegant with fresh acidity, (90) La Caña Albariño 2020 (Rias Baixas) … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 794: Spanish Whites

Monday, April 26th: A wine tasting webinar presented by George Brown College, led by Canadian Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière, featuring four Spanish white wines.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 793: Painted Rock Webinar

Saturday, April 24th: Participated in a webinar tasting put on by Painted Rock Estate Winery’s owner John Skinner and Académie du Vin. Painted Rock (25 acres) is located picturesquely above Skaha Lake in the Okanagan. I was sent four small … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 792: Flat Rock Wines and Other Delights

Flat Rock The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2019 (Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, $32.95, LCBO #1552, winery exclusive) Golden straw in colour; toasty, spicy, frilled peach nose, slightly reductive; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted peach and lemon flavours tinged with oak … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 791: Hillside Winery

I tasted six wines from Hillside Winery in Penticton, BC.

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