2015 BAROLO VINTAGE – BEST SINCE 2010

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2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010…….. 2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95) 96 Points – James Suckling Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. […]

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NO Rosé ALL DAY – JUST A BOTTLE OF THE BEST

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2018 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé – Coteaux d’Aix – en- Provence  93 Points Wine Enthusiast   Coming from an historic estate east of Aix-en-Provence, Vignelaure is a benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rose for which Provence is famous. Chateau Vignelaure is always a star among the rosés, this vintage does not disappoint. It is perhaps fatter than usual but […]

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“MOTHER NATURE SEEMS UPSET”

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Has Muscadet’s time finally come? The wines of this Western Loire Valley appellation are enjoying a renaissance, the introduction of a new generation of talented and ambitious Winemakers has moved quality in the right direction. Muscadet is produced from the confusingly named Melon de Bourgogne grape, it’s a varietal that mirrors terroir with the best of […]

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A TESTAMENT TO THE LONGEVITY OF BORDEAUX


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“One of Bordeaux’s greatest virtues is its ability to transcend time. Since its earliest days, Bordeaux’s natural inclination towards longevity coupled with crowd-pleasing volume has enabled devotees to build cellars and plunder mature vintages with almost wanton abandon.” Neil Martin Vinous Media. On a recent buying trip we came across these two stunners from Domaine de […]

September 27, 2019

“THE CHATEAU MUSAR OF ARGENTINA”


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“For readers familiar with Rioja, Bodegas Weinert is the López de Heredia of Mendoza, making wonderfully traditional wines and sticking to its principles” Tim Atkin MW Bodegas Weinert produces wonderfully savoury wines that show a combination of ripeness, Old Word flavours, savoury tones, minerality and velvety tannins. Intriguing wines that have more in common with older […]

September 27, 2019

2015 BAROLO VINTAGE – BEST SINCE 2010


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2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010…….. 2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95) 96 Points – James Suckling Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. […]

September 27, 2019

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER – LUNE D’ARGENT


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Lune d’Argent is the new project of the Bernard family, owners of the iconic Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Leognan. This dry white comes from an exceptional terroir located between the Châteux d’Yquem and Guiraud. These soils are not only known to produce the best Sauternes but also stunning dry white wines, a blend of 70% Semillon and […]

September 11, 2019

RASCALLION AT THE LCBO


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Anglo-South African Ross Sleet is the Managing Director and a founding partner of Rascallion Wines, a negociant based in Stellenbosch. Rascallion, which enters the Ontario market on August 31 with the release of the 2017 33 1/3 RPM*, a Chenin Blanc and Roussanne dominant white blend sourced from around The Cape, is a high concept company focused […]

August 29, 2019

OLD GUARD NAPA CABERNET VIA LUCCA, ITALY & OMAGH, IRELAND


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The story of the Ballentine and Pocai Familes winds its way from Lucca, Italy and Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland into the beautiful Napa Valley where the family has been making wines from the same estate vineyards since 1906. The Winery harks back to a simpler, less glamourous time in the Valley, the Ballentine’s are a […]

August 23, 2019

NO Rosé ALL DAY – JUST A BOTTLE OF THE BEST


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2018 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé – Coteaux d’Aix – en- Provence  93 Points Wine Enthusiast   Coming from an historic estate east of Aix-en-Provence, Vignelaure is a benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rose for which Provence is famous. Chateau Vignelaure is always a star among the rosés, this vintage does not disappoint. It is perhaps fatter than usual but […]

August 14, 2019

RELEASING AT THE LCBO THIS AUGUST


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  This August sees a bevy of delicious wines being released through Vintages – Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2018 South Africa – Released August 3rd through Vintages $18.95 #651711 – The Cederberg Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Four months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate […]

July 24, 2019

“TRADITIONALISTS & NATURALISTS”


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Bernard Baudry  is a master of terroir-driven wine-making in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc dominates here, the Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types—sand, gravel, clay, limestone & chalk—yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same grape. Cabernet franc reacts differently to the various soils within the Chinon appellation, giving wines that range from silky […]

July 16, 2019