“PERHAPS THE BEST AMARONE EVER MADE” JS

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We’ve managed to get our hands on a small but beautiful library collection of Amarone direct from the cellars of Zenato. “Zenato is one of the historic names in Valpolicella. The estate makes a wide range of wines, but truly excels with Amarone. A recent vertical tasting of Zenato’s Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato going back […]

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AD VIVUM NAPA CABERNET – VIA DOMINUS, CAYMUS AND PETRUS.

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AD VIVUM is a story of a special vineyard, a seasoned winemaker, a meticulous farmer, and Mother Nature. AD VIVUM is a single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine crafted by Chris Phelps, a long-time Napa Valley winemaker who has earned a reputation for his ability to consistently produce unique wines that honestly reflect the terroir of […]

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OVER 850+ YEARS OF TUSCAN EXCELLENCE – 1141 RICASOLI

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The history of Italy cannot be expressed without counting the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141.  Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the rudder of the winery since 1993 and with […]

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OVER 850+ YEARS OF TUSCAN EXCELLENCE – 1141 RICASOLI


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The history of Italy cannot be expressed without counting the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141.  Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the rudder of the winery since 1993 and with […]

July 2, 2020

HOME DELIVERY


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There’s a lot to be said for the comfortingly familiar at such times, this week’s offerings includes our top selling wines that offer stout reliability, generosity and charm. They make perfect House Wines. Sargent Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California – $18.95 / 12 bottles per case…. The House wine at many of the cities top Steak House’s, […]

May 27, 2020

A WINERY THAT CONSTANTLY BREAKS BOUNDARIES – TASCA D’ALMERITA


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2019 European Winery of the Year Coming soon to The Case For Wine: For eight generations, the Tasca d’Almerita family has been devoted to Sicily, its land and its unique nature. Located in the mountainous heart of inland Sicily, Tenuta Regaleali is a world unto itself: a vast estate between Valledolmo and Sclafani Bagni, owned […]

May 9, 2020

GAME OF RHONES


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While the 2018 growing season in France’s Rhône Valley had some travails, vintners are happy with the quality of the harvest. Reports indicate that both the Northern and Southern Rhône’s recent hot streak of vintages that started with 2015 will continue, yields in 2018 are significantly down which means the wines produced by the best […]

April 24, 2020

THE MAN WHO HAS ONLY EVER HAD TWO JOBS


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We’ve managed to get our hands on a little more of our favourite Pinot Noir. Described as the Prince of Pinot, Winemaker Steve Doerner has been making wine for 38 years, 14 at Calera in California and 23 at Cristom in Oregon. This is his personal home vineyard offering with a whopping production of two barrels per vintage. […]

April 21, 2020

ONE WOMAN & 15 HECTARES


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One Woman, 15 Hectares, 3 Appellations, 3 Terroirs and 3 Grape Varieties. Annick Tinel-Blondelet took over the Estate from her parents in 1983. She represents the 12th generation of winegrowers in the family, she is responsible for some of the finest examples of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in the Loire Valley. Domaine Tinel Blondelet Pouilly […]

April 12, 2020

BRUNELLO BY WONDER WOMAN


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Vinous Media describes the 2012 Brunello vintage as being characterized by impeccable balance, vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. they are blessed with precise aromas and flavours of mainly red fruits, blood orange and minerals, and will prove very ageworthy. The summer of 2012 was hot and very dry, with no rainfall at all from July to mid-September, a […]

March 17, 2020

2018 BURGUNDY OFFERING


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2020 BURGUNDY OFFERING – A FOCUS ON THE 2018 VINTAGE.                                                              2018 Vintage Report: The 2018 growing season in Burgundy was the warmest year yet in the 21st century, with temperatures on average 2° Celsius higher than normal. The vines yielded generously, particularly for Chardonnay, so it was important not to over crop in order […]

February 14, 2020

“TEXTBOOK POST MODERN STUFF”


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Angove Family Crest Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale. Released at Vintages January 25 – LCBO #12842 It’s difficult not to look this gift horse in the mouth. It is generously endowed with regional black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s only medium-bodied, but has very good mouthfeel. Drink by: 2029. Special Value. Score – 94. […]

January 24, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

January 24, 2020