Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 674: Wine & Opera

Sunday, November 12th: Deborah and drove in to Toronto. I had a winerytohome tasting at Doug Towers’ and then we went to a celebration of life at our old condo for a neighbour who had passed away. Monday, November 13th: … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 673: Roberto Martella Dinner

Monday, November 6th: Wrote up my wine reviews for Quench magazine and then took the train in Toronto to attend the Roberto Martella Tribute Dinner at Villa Colombo. Two hundred and ninety people sat down to dinner. Jazz pianist Gene … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 672: Spanish Medal

Monday, October 30th: The kitchen has been dismantled awaiting the installation of the new cabinetry. Which means we’re camping out – using the microwave and the toaster oven that sit on the floor in the living room. And eating out … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 671: Halpern Tasting

Monday, October 23rd: Wrote my Lexpert column on how to become a hobbyist wine importer. For dinner with roast chicken, Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2013 (59% Cab/41% Shiraz – $23.95, Vintages release Nov. 25th): dense purple colour; savoury, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 670: Domaine Queylus

Monday, October 16th: Spent most of the day emptying boxes and setting up the office. Couldn’t find the paper tray for the printer so it looks a if we’ll have to buy a new one. Opened a bottle of Château … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 669: OWA Sponsor Tour

Whisky school desks Monday, October 9th: Spent Thanksgiving Day opening boxes and filling my new 500-bottle cabinet with wine. Found all kinds of hidden treasures which I will drink before they get over the hill. Tonight, with grilled salmon, Babich … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 668: Unpacking, Unpacking, Unpacking

Buying a high chair for granddaughter Isla’s first visit Monday, October 2nd: Today is the closing day for the sale of our Toronto condo. We are living out of boxes, hundreds of them, unwilling to unpack too much of the … Continue reading

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