Report from ... A Toast to Free Assemblage – June 26, 2014

    A mid-morning tasting with winemaker JL Groux followed up by lunch. All wines are new in the Stratus line-up and some were intriguing, especially when you think it was made at an Ontario winery with Ontario grown grapes ... it's amazing to see a winery taking this kind of risk and succeeding. A beautiful line-up of wines, ready for tastingThe wine list included (click on wine na ...

    2 readers - By Michael Pinkus/ On the Road with the Grape Guy

    Report from ... New Zealand Wine Fair - May 8, 2014

    New Zealand's wine fair comes in two parts: the "seminar" and the general tasting. Seminar Wines ... This year's seminar was all about Pinot Noir - from all over New Zealand. Pinot is New Zealand's second most planted variety, but a distant second to Sauvignon Blanc. With the most Pinot planted in Marlborough followed by Central Otago and Wairarapa.

    5 readers - By Michael Pinkus/ On the Road with the Grape Guy

    Report from ... Montefalco in TO - June 4, 2014

    Six producers from the Montefalco region came to town to show off their wares ahead of my trip to the region later in the month (see link at bottom to see the trip). Montefalco comes to T.O. with their Sagrantino and Rosso wines, plus a few surprises. The Wines and Wineries ... Fattoria Col Santo 2010 Rosso (left) pretty raspberry and cherry nose with a palate of cocoa-raspberry ...

    1 readers - By Michael Pinkus/ On the Road with the Grape Guy

    Report from: Churchill Cellars Portfolio Tasting - May 12, 2014

    Churchill's never seems to bring out their big guns, it's an assortment of general list and a few vintages products ... call it a tasting for the masses. But it's still interesting to taste the newest vintages of some old favourites, new to market labels and some facelifts on well worn products ... These were the highlights of the Churchill tasting: Alpine Valley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc ($14.

    7 readers - By Michael Pinkus/ On the Road with the Grape Guy

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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