Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 695: Ravine Vineyard

The highlight of the week was a visit to Ravine Vineyard on Saturday with Deborah, my son Guy, his wife Sasha, their baby daughter Isla and two of their friends. Winemaker Marty Werner toured us around the winery and led … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 694: County in the City

These are the wines I tasted this week (not counting the 56 sampled at the Vintages release tasting on Friday and 20 at the Prince Edward County tasting in Toronto on Thursday). William Hill Chardonnay 2016 (California North Coast – … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 693: Wine Not for the Birds

The Week of Monday, April 2nd: Here are the wines I tasted – in addition to the Wines of the Week – and a photo of the best wine I reviewed at Friday’s Vintages release tasting in Toronto (plus a … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 692: New Sculpture

Monday, March 26th: Deborah and I drove into Toronto up pick up a piece of sculpture we had purchased from the artist. Her name is Kristina Guison and she works in metals.  While Deborah was having her hair done I … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 691: Cuvée 2018

Regular readers of my diary will have noticed a hiatus in my week-by-week filing. Since moving to St. Catharines – away from the Big Smoke Toronto – my routine has become somewhat repetitive and lacking of interest to anyone but … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 690: Grandes Pagos de España

Sunday, March 4th: Arrived in Madrid having avoided having an Air Canada dinner by eating at Susur Lee’s restaurant in the airport. Although I had a middle seat sandwiched among three women, luckily we were in the bulkhead which meant … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 689: Taste Ontario

Monday, February 26th: Took an early bus into Toronto to attend the annual Taste Ontario event at the ROM. A room was provided for the wine press so that we could sit down and taste at our leisure. I tasted … Continue reading

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