Tag Archives: Riesling

Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #3- Trentino

In case you haven’t already figured it out, I love Italian wines. Especially weird, crazy, indigenous varietal Italian wines.  Yup, the geekier the better! This week’s instalment of Thirsty Thirty-Something includes one of those said geeky grapes. Introducing Manzoni Bianco, … Continue reading

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After the Palate Fatigue…

After four flights of sparkling wines, my palate was cooked…13 sparkling wines later, I was getting better and better as the night went one, despite my aching palate.  Tips and tricks from good friends led me to successfully taste, describe, and … Continue reading

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A Bender of a Tasting!

One of the biggest mandates at the store that I manage, is to have regular tastings – educational seminars to inform our customers about different styles, varietals and regions of wine that they may not otherwise taste or be interested in.  Our … Continue reading

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Chateau des Charmes

Imagine my surprise as I was visiting my cousin in her farmhouse in Saskatchewan, when she pulled out this cellophane wrapped Late Harvest Riesling from Chateau des Charmes, Ontario. What surprised me even more was the vintage.  For years, this … Continue reading

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Superhero Wine – Here to Save the Day! (Part III)

4-4-14 For those of you out there who are Superhero fans, Avengers fans, Marvel fans…you will know EXACTLY what the above numbers mean.  And if you don’t know, let me introduce you to my 14-year old daughter.  Anything I need … Continue reading

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