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    Handsome Brut Sparkling Wine (Niagara) - Wine Review

    Tonight's wine is brand spanking new and was very recently launched at the LCBO. Crafted by award-winning Angels Gate Winery, I received this sample to try and share my thoughts with all of you. This dry, sparkling wine is available in small quantities throughout the province as part of the LCBO General List.

    9 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    LE CLOS JORDANNE CLAYSTONE TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2007

    LE CLOS JORDANNE CLAYSTONE TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2007 Slightly golden in color with a varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely chard fruit along with some nice vanilla and oak coming through nicely through medium finish. It’s a smooth well made chard I would give it a solid 89! Yumm. I bought it back in June 2012 and it has kept well.

    7 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

      Pinot Noir, Seven Terraces, Rossendale Winery, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2012, 13% abv, C$27

      winellama - - 6 readers - Wine is about people and community – it’s usually best enjoyed with others and it always has a story. This Pinot Noir is no exception to that general rule. From New Zealand’s South Island just 13 km south of Christchurch, it’s made from grapes grown at Rossendale Winery and supplied exclusively to Empson Wines Canada under the Seven Terraces label.

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink Local Wine (DLW), an organizati ...

      Golden Mile Bench Proposes to become Okanagan Valley’s First Sub-Appellation

      hiredBelly.com - - 6 readers - South Okanagan, including the proposed Golden Mile Bench, from Anarchist Mtn., Tim Pawsey photo Updated: October 17th, 2014 … As per the British Columbia Grape Authority: “Golden Mile Bench” Sub-GI Application On May 20, 2014 the Authority received an application from a group of proponents requesting that a new Sub-Geographical Indication under the name of the “Golden Mil ...

      ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know #Riesling

      Señorita Vino - - 6 readers - One of my favorite wine-tasting-gone-wrong stories happened a year after starting my blog when I was invited to join a group of women bloggers on a day of vino tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the tasting room of a winery whose name I won’t mention, the gentleman pouring our wine opened a bottle of Riesling and said, “You girls will love this one because it’s sweet.

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      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

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