Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 646: Vancouver

Monday, February 5th: A quiet day, banking and walking Pinot the Wonderdog. For dinner with lamb chops, Tenuta Le Colonne 2015 from Bolgheri – a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend ($26.95 – deep ruby colour; cedary, blackberry and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 685: Stanley Hartt

Monday, January 29th: More snow. Deborah and I drove to Toronto to attend the celebration of life for my friend Gordon’s daughter Kim, at the Donalda Club. A very moving event. Tuesday, January 30th: A lunchtime meeting with the event … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 684: Tragic News; Ice Patrol; Buffalo Jaunt

Monday, January, 22nd: Have caught a bad cold and am coughing like a fiend. Spent part of the day researching wineries in Burgundy and Champagne as possible visits for an October tour of those two regions. For dinner, with beef casserole, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 683: Peller Icewine

Monday, January 15th: Our friend Frank Daley drove down from Kitchener-Waterloo to stay the night with us. Cooked a leg of lamb with pommes dauphinoise. Opened a bottle of Culmina Dilemma Chardonnay 2015 and I found a bottle of Marechal … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 682: Niagara Icewine Gala

Sunday, January 7th: A White Bordeaux dinner with members of the Port Dalhousie Underground at Hans’s house around the corner from us. Before we sat down to a magnificent meal cooked by David Bergen, we sampled three sparkling wines: Jackson-Triggs … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 681: Blind Tasting Competition

Monday, January 1st: A quiet day to start off the new year. Pinot the Wonderdog is chuffed that this is – according to the Chinese calendar – The Year of the Dog, a sentiment tempered by her insistence that every … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 680: Caledon Christmas

Monday, December 25th: Deborah and I drove up to Deborah’s niece in Caledon for Christmas dinner. We took Pinot the Wonderdog with us and she barked for the entire journey. I brought up five bottles of wine, which I tasted … Continue reading

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