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Mommessin Beaujolais ‘Grande Reserve’

February 11, 2009

I’m a sucker for flashy packaging, so there was no way I could pass up this red. Not only was it a Beaujolais (a wine I’ve always enjoyed), but it comes in a neat aluminum bottle and features a little dot on the label that tells you when the wine is chilled. Even though the rest of graphics on the label did nothing for me (clearly it’s not aimed at my marketing demographic) I couldn’t resist this wine.

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Zonin ‘Primo Amore’ Sangiovese-Merlot

February 10, 2009

I should have known that Valentine’s Day was coming when I saw this wine in my local MLCC. It wasn’t so much the name as the picture of the black (indigo?) rose on the label. Sheesh. It made me long for my old Siouxsie and the Banshees records.

But $12ish for a Sangiovese blend from a reputable producer isn’t bad. So 80’s goth flashbacks aside, I picked up a bottle last weekend.

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Much to look forward to!

November 26, 2008

Yes, it’s been a long time, but I’m going to stop making excuses. Those who know me will know why I’ve been quiet for so long.  And while there are no new tasting notes right now, you can expect a whole pile of them soon. I’ve got two good tastings coming up in the next few weeks.

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Canada’s archaic wine laws

September 18, 2008

There was a great article in yesterday’s Globe and Mail about the federal laws covering the shipping of wine.

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Summertime faves

August 15, 2008

 I suppose I should apologize once again for being so slack with my postings here. I would love to keep to a regular posting schedule, but my day job gets in the way. And even though I’ve been on vacation for nearly a week now, I can only muster up enough energy for a few quick tasting notes!

Anyways, without further rambling, here are some of my current summertime favourites and I’m off to the patio.

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Montresor ‘Nero del Nago’ 2004

July 13, 2008

I”m a big fan of Italian reds, even more so in the summertime. I like their acidity and their food-friendliness. When the weather heats up and I feel like a glass of something cool, a few minutes in the fridge can actually bring out more flavours. And every once in awhile, I find a real treasure in the Italian section.

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WBW #47 – Brought to you by the letter ‘S’

July 9, 2008

Another Wine Blogging Wednesday, this time hosted by fellow Canadian wine bloggers Erin & Michelle from Grape Juice.

The themes have been getting more creative, and this is one of the best yet. For the 47th edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the theme is ‘Today’s Wine Brought To You By The Letter S‘. Not surprisingly, I chose to go with a South African Sauvignon Blanc. Read the rest of this entry »