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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 858: Israel, part II

Wednesday, October 19th: We couldn’t get breakfast at the Alegra Hotel because the hotel’s chef lived in an Arab village that had been put under lockdown for security reasons. The manager gave us a voucher to eat at the Mala … 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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 846: I4C 2022

Friday, July 22nd: Up early to register before 8 am at White Oaks for the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. The keynote speaker was Andrew Jefford, a regular columnist for Decanter Magazine and The World of Fine Wine, who gave … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 752: Great Ports and Other Wines

Lindsay Groves is the Ontario Ambassador for Taylor and Croft ports. She dropped by my house with samples of the 2017 vintage for us to taste together.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 718: Big Head Tasting

Wednesday, April 10th: Andrzej Lipinski invited me to a one-on-one tasting at his Big Head winery.

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