• Report from ... Umbria: Tenuta le Velette - November 4, 2014

    Tenuta le Venette, from Umbria, came to town lined-up their wines in an ante-room at Grano restaurant in Toronto. Of the close to a dozen wines here's a look at some of my favourites ... Calanco 2009 - ($35.00) 60% Sangiovese / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon Nose: blackberry, black cherry, and touch of red berry Taste: elegant and seductive with its fruit-tannin mix; it's quite aggre ...

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  • Report from ... Lombardy in Toronto - July 10, 2014

    A special tasting of some wines from the Lombardy region of Italy, held at the Gardner Museum in Toronto. Here's a look at the best of a small grouping:San Michele ai Pianoni 2006 Profondo di San Michele with 24 months in oak and a three grape blend, including Croatina, Barbera and Vespolina ... black cherry dominated with other dark fruits, spice, vanilla, and gentle tannins - ...

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  • Report from ... Sonoma in the City - October 9, 2014

    From the tasting booklet ... "Sonoma County's sixteen AVAs define the diversity of this renowned wine area and exhibit a far greater variety of wine styles and grapes than you will find in most any other premium wine area. From the highly regarded Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast, to the dense flavorful Zinfandels of Dry Creek Valley, to ...

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  • Report from ... Port & Douro Tasting - November 17, 2014

    A month (or so) before Christmas and the Portuguese came to town for a minor tasting of Douro wines and their most well-known, and winter-ready wine, Port. The majority of the wines were red, I think there was but one white in the whole place, and it wasn't all that impressive anyway ... but there were some very good Ports on the tables and some pretty decent red wines.

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  • Report from ... Benvenuto Brunello, Toronto - March 10, 2014

    Let's talk Brunello for a minute or two ... The total surface area of the territory is 59,305 acres of which only 8,648 acres (or about 15%) is under vine. Brunello di Montalcino makes up 5120; Rosso di Montalcino 1260 ... the rest is a mix of Moscadello, Sant'Antimo and other wines. For the purposes of the this tasting the majority of the wines fell under the Brunello and Ro ...

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On the Road with the Grape Guy

As a wine writer and wine lover, I attend a variety of events and get to try a number of wines from all over the world. Here I review the wine related events I attended and the things that thrilled me about them. More wine related articles by me can be found at www.ontariowinereview.com

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