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

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Cape May Winery in September

      NJ Wine with Me - - 8 readers - Cape May Winery in September October 15, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Every Summer my family vacations in Wildwood, which is just a couple exits away from Cape May. During this annual trip, I usually urge them to try the Cape May wineries. They really enjoy resting on the beach all day while on vacation – I can’t blame them – so they usually ...

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

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      La Granja 360 Verdejo-Viura 2013 wine review by (PB)

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 8 readers - Straw hue with ample aromas of sweet apple, vanilla and loads of tropical fruit. Palate--Very steely front with nice mouth feel with cleansing acidity and more minerals with subdued green apple, ,melon, and citrus notes. This is a blend of these two Spanish grapes ...

      Wine of the Day September 27, 2014 - - 7 readers - 2011 Ferrando, La Torrazza, Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG, Piedmonte, White, Italy. This seriously delicious Italian white from northern Piedmonte in the greater Canavese area, a new hot spot for great wines, especially this tasty Erbaluce from Ferrando, one of the regions best and traditional producers. The 2011 Erbaluce di Caluso is gorgeous with aromas of fresh picked apples, garde ...

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      Megalomaniac 2012 Homegrown Riesling Cellar 4379, Niagara Peninsula VQA

      … and longitude 79. This is a quality Riesling for a very palatable cost, only $13 Canadian. This offers the full spectrum of Riesling flavors with a rush of peach and citrus and some honeyed sweetness. The sweetness is somewhat kept in check by the acidity, but this is sweeter than we typically drink. The time to bring out the man with the bowler hat…

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      Review Week of October 23: Wines of Anderra

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      A Hungarian With Serious Stones (István Szepsy Recent Releases)

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      2011 Gamble Family Vineyards Heart Block Sauvignon Blanc

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      Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Blast American Imperial/Double IPA

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      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey

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      Briar Valley’s Moment

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