Vintages Picks

NO CHAMPAGNE, NO WORRIES!

NO CHAMPAGNE, NO WORRIES!

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I’m sure you’ve heard that a dockers strike, or something, has meant that the LCBO shelves are getting low on Champagne. First Covid, now…

THE AMPHORA EXPERIENCE

THE AMPHORA EXPERIENCE

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Clay amphoras were to the ancient Greeks what the oak barrel is to winemakers today. A vessel for storing and ageing wine. Portugal is…

THE GOOSEBERRY THING

THE GOOSEBERRY THING

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When I started reviewing wines Sauvignon Blanc was barely a player, and the only editions hailed from the north West of France. Some of…

FOOD ROSES

FOOD ROSES

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FOOD ROSES  FROM SOUTH OF FRANCE and a NEW STAR FROM PORTUGAL There is almost as much diversity in Rosé as in red or…

A Pair of Jacks

A Pair of Jacks

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Regular readers will know that I’m a huge Bruce Jack fan. He’s totally committed to his wines, his county and to telling us to…

WINE FOR ASPARAGUS

WINE FOR ASPARAGUS

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Sauvignon and asparagus are springtime high energy soulmates. Santa Rita nails the experience with its zingy Sauvignon. A little richness tempers the wildness creating…

MOST DELICIOUS RED!

MOST DELICIOUS RED!

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Most wine drinkers tend to belong to either the ‘easy drinking’ or the ‘give me something interesting’ camp, with little cross-over. However, every now…