February 1, 2009
I don’t know if it’s the LCBO or my palate, but for some reason the Rhone has really been workin for me the last few weeks. This week, I picked up an offering from this week’s vintages release. Lirac is on the west bank of the Rhone river right across from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Soils are composed […]
January 28, 2009
Some notes on Southern Rhone, and a nice offering from Vacqueyras for a decent price!
January 23, 2009
Nebbiolo hasn't been successfully cultivated outside of Piedmont with much success. So, when I was walking through the LCBO the other day looking for something interesting the LA Cetto 2003 Nebbiolo Reserve Privee caught my eye for two reasons. One, it's from Mexico. I don't think I've ever had a mexican wine! Second, it's a Nebbiolo from outside of Italy. Oh, and the best is #3 - under 20 bones.
August 1, 2008
Wow, what a whirlwind it’s been. Looking forward to getting back to posting regularly, but it’s been crazy. Changing careers, and becoming a new father has taken its toll. For sure no more weeknight 6 bottle tastings! Look for a new tasting note a week!
June 28, 2008
With the baby on the way, it’s been busy around the house – lots of last minute things to do before the little guy arrives, and not much wine drinking going on! I will post some tasting notes from some bottles from this weekend’s release next week.
May 29, 2008
If you’ve been reading my tasting notes enough, you have probably noticed that I’m a little partial to Malivoire wines. I don’t know what it is, but they speak to me. Well built, excellent quality, decent value, and a great expression of the varietals they produce. I think the geek in me loves that the […]
May 27, 2008
While I try to stick to wines available to the general public in Ontario, this is one of the wines I brought back from Oregon earlier this year. I had a hankerin’ for Oregon pinot last weekend, so I opened a bottle of this. I still love it, although I think this wine is built […]