Browsing All posts tagged under »vintages«

get your Rock on

July 9, 2009

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I am really into many of the wines Flat Rock produces, their pinot noirs have panache! Tonight I was hunting for a white wine with charisma and flare. Riesling is one of my all time farvourite white wines, I am hoping that Marlize and the team will not late my palate down! Nadja's Vineyard is a small block in front of the winery, that tends to get more winds and stay cooler, so I'm expecting some ripping acidity.

Feelin’ Rosy on Canada Day

July 1, 2009

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I had steak marinading to put on the bbq this afternoon, a tasty combination of Worcestershire, soy, olive oil, crushed peppercorns, whole grain dijon, brown sugar and Dr. Pepper. I decided this would be a great opportunity to try pairing steak with pink wine from the Rhone.

Wines for Easter

April 8, 2009

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Easter is one of the holiest holidays of the year. My family uses these times to bring the family together for a meal, some laughs and fun. The typical family dinner over these holidays involve roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, veggies, dressing and casseroles of some sort. Pies and ice cream for dessert. It's my trainer's worst nightmare. Well, actually *my* worst nightmare - working out after an unrestrained holiday weekend is practically unholy. If you run through the list of foods I listed above, and consider my first article on matching strength or weight of the wine you'll have a hard time making a match. What's a wine lover to do? Pick a great wine, skip the meal enjoy the wine. Just kiddin.

oh barbera

April 2, 2009

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I must have been italian in a past life.  Fast cars, beautiful women, rich hearty food and beautiful wines with naturally high acidity and tannins.  Barbera and Nebbiolo are my all time favourites.  Barbera d’Alba comes from Piedmont, the Alba region.  To carry the Barbera d’Alba DOC label, the wine must be 100% Barbera. PAOLO […]

malbec for the weekend

March 20, 2009

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I haven't spent enough time with Malbec. Everytime I open a bottle I'm surprised by how much I enjoy it. Malbec is found in Bordeaux blends, southwest France, and is becoming extremely well known as a notable variety in Argentina.

what the sfursat?

March 12, 2009

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I am in love with this wine. It feels wrong to say that - this is definitely a masculine wine. He's suave and refined, layered, complex and elegant, but he's manly. Flavours are there firm, bold and unapologetic. It's a good thing too, there is nothing to apologize for.

one of wine’s best kept secrets

March 6, 2009

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Without fail, this is the varietal that gets the most knowing smiles when I talk to sommeliers, restauranteurs and other wine connoisseurs. The conversation usually ends with a wink and a smile, finger pressed to lips. They don't want the secret to get out - aromatics, complex flavour profiles, lengthy beautiful finishes AND built to age, all for under 20 bucks? It's one of wine's best kept secrets.