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05 Malivoire Pinot Noir (revisited)

April 30, 2008


I posted some older tasting notes on this one last week, but today I decided to pop one I still had in my cellar.  After experiencing Oregon for a week, my perception of pinot noir has changed drastically.  A few months in the bottle has changed this wine too.  Here are my updating tasting notes: […]

Plummetting Wine Budget!

April 30, 2008


As my wine budget plummets, my postings have been less than regular.  I’ll be updating on a weekly basis now, and filling in with some info on varietals that make up the wines we drink.  Hope folks are getting value out of this page, good luck and sante!


April 22, 2008


My best impression of the Tasmanian devil.  I was surprised to see a Tasmanian pinot noir on the shelf at the Milton LCBO.  After a quick check with the vintages gal, sounded like something I would like to try. COCKFIGHTER’S GHOST PREMIUM RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2005VINTAGES 60947 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 29.95 Dark […]

04 Barbaresco in the house

April 21, 2008


MARCHESI DI BAROLO BARBARESCO 2004VINTAGES 60855 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 43.95 I’m on a major Nebbiolo kick (thanks Joe). Probably not the best thing to be posting to start a wine blog, since Nebbiolo is not always the most approachable grape.  When I stopped into the new Milton LCBO (by the GO train […]

Affordable White Burg

April 18, 2008


MAISON CHAMPY PERNAND-VERGELESSES 2005 VINTAGES 8151 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 29.70 Another first for me, this was my first white burgundy.  From the Cote de Beaune, in Burgundy, France this represents decent value.  White burgundies are treasured by collectors, and prices are usually reflective.  This particular wine is situated at a nice price […]

Old Vine Chardonnay from Niagara

April 17, 2008


2005 Hidden Bench Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay $40 from the winery I want to stick to sharing mostly to LCBO offerings which are widely available, but I get down to Niagara a few times a year to taste wines and I want to share.  Hidden Bench is one of those wineries you love to visit – […]

Old Vine Chablis

April 16, 2008


LA CHABLISIENNE CHABLIS VIEILLES VIGNES (V) 0 VINTAGES 942243 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 21.80 colour: dried straw on a summer day on the nose: this is a cheeky nose – she saunters up to you all lemon peel, slaps you in the face with grass, smirks and walks away with a fistful of […]