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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

      Judging by the Juice: 2014 Okanagan Preview

      hiredBelly.com - - 7 readers - Grapes being harvested in Oliver, BC. (courtesy BCWI) Fancy yourself a wine geek? How about this? This week I went to one of the more unusual tastings in which I’ve participated. The idea was to bring the excitement of the harvest right to Vancouver—for those of us city slickers who aren’t able to make it to the Okanagan (or elsewhere). The B.C.

      Bolla ‘Soave’ Classico 2012 – Something different for the Pinot Grigio lovers!

      Girls Go Grape - - 7 readers - Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday. I hope you week has been productive and enjoyable. I was up in Penticton for BC VQA panel earlier this week and was able to meet up with Judy Kingston, owner of Serendipity Winery in Naramata for an interview during her craziest time of the year. Judy is nothing short of a modern-day renaissance woman whom I have tremendous respect for.

      Recipes from Wine Country: Warm Mushroom Salad with Reif Estate Cabernet Merlot

      Natalie MacLean - - 6 readers - Warm Wild and Domestic Mushroom Salad Sponsored Post Falling for Cabernet Merlot Autumn is the perfect time for you to start living the Reifstyle, an ideal time to enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest with Reif Estate’s VQA wines. Chef Robin Howe from Wine Country Catering makes it easy with his warm mushroom salad that will pair expertly with a medium bodied rich red wine like ...

      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      Godello - - 5 readers - Blue Mountain Vineyards Photo: (c) http://www.bluemountainwinery.com Some wine is made all in the family. These days I am particularly intrigued by the ancestral homestead turned grape-growing entity. This past summer I paid a visit to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards in Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley.

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