Another Round – June 2021

Just in time for Canada Day we lead of with a surprising Chardonnay from Ontario.  Still on an awesome red rampage from a smorgasbord of countries...... a revisit with a French red that makes me think I should try more, a Spanish red that would be worth stocking up on...

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FOR THE WINO WHO HAS EVERYTHING

FOR THE WINO WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Or so they think – Wine - Not -(A)-Barrel I think I am one of those winos, and probably always will be.  I always have plenty of wine around the house, at one time as many as 400 bottles.  I have the fancy wine openers and decanters, a cooler which holds over 100...

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Another Round – June 2021

Another Round – June 2021

Chianti as promised, a couple of interesting whites and a not so often available Port CHIANTI is all about Italia.  Very reasonably priced and flavorful! Melini Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017: $19.80, Tuscany, Italy What you can Expect:  A dry smooth silky medium...

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Another Round – Latest Samplings

Another Round – Latest Samplings

Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay: $19.95California USA    What You Can Expect:  Flavorful and crisp, this dry straw coloured Chardonnay has flavours of green apple, tropical fruit, vanilla and a hint of toasty oak. Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés 2020: $16.95Salta,...

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Chianti – The Italian red wine that is easy to LOVE!

Chianti – The Italian red wine that is easy to LOVE!

A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico If you’re like me, you have probably had Chianti with just about any meal and you can even enjoy the less expensive ones as a guzzler.  There is no challenge that Chianti does not live up to. There was a time when...

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Another Round – March 2021

Another Round – March 2021

With California wine in my glass so often, It’s no surprise that California golf was on my mind! More whites than reds for a change, some bubbles, a nice late bottled vintage port and a couple of delicious odds and sods. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay...

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Another Round – February 2021

Another Round – February 2021

Just because we can’t physically travel doesn’t mean that our pallets can’t – Right! Over Christmas and all through the month of January did just that.  Spent some time falling in love with Spain always leading the way with inexpensive good reds, stepped into Portugal...

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Cabernet Franc in Chinon: Hard to find but easy to drink

Cabernet Franc in Chinon: Hard to find but easy to drink

By Jeff Thoreson The large wine store where I like to go to wander the aisles like the DIY-ers wander around the big-box home improvement centers offers just two bottles of wine from Chinon, France. Really? To me, that’s like Lowes offering just two colors of paint....

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Wine country of 2021 will be…

Wine country of 2021 will be…

Elin McCoy in a recent Bloomberg piece has announced: “The wine country of 2021 will be … Portugal.”  One of my favorite places in Europe, wonderful and friendly people, and great food to go along with the wine.  May I add that the golf is outstanding too!  Southern...

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Bourbon, Bubbles, Crown Royal and some wine too!

Bourbon, Bubbles, Crown Royal and some wine too!

This is going to be mostly about Bourbon but I was so impressed with the Crown Royal Black that we will lead off with that! Crown Royal Black, 750 mL bottle: $34.50, Canada What do I think:  For the longest time I had heard the phrase “once you go black you never go...

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