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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo – ‘3V’, Casa Madero, Val de Parras, Mexico, 2020, 13.7% abv.
Anyone who follows me on social media will know I was in Mexico recently with my family to celebrate 20 years of togetherness. What better way to toast our family’s union than to enjoy a Mexican wine from the oldest … Continue reading
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Velenosi, DOC, Classico, Italia, 2021, 12.5% abv., C$27
Verdicchio, the name of the grape used for this wine made in Le Marche, is often referred to as ‘the little green one’. The wines produced tend to be crisp and powerful with great acidity and minerality. Verdicchio is grown … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, OTHER, Verdicchio, WHITE Tagged italia, Italy, Le Marche, Little green one, Velenosi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, white wine Leave a comment
Riesling, Poet’s Leap, Long Shadows Vintners Collection, Columbia Valley AVA, Washington, USA, 12.5% abv., 2021, US$16
What’s the saying, ‘When in Rome…?’ Well, when in Washington State, find yourself some Long Shadows Poet’s Leap Riesling from the Columbia Valley, because it’s one of the grapes they do best there. Pale yellow with aromas of green apple, … Continue reading
Tempranillo, Viña Cubillo, Crianza, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Alta, Spain, 2012, 13.5 abv., US$40
Classic, classic, classic – it doesn’t get much better than this developed, yet still bright, mostly Tempranillo wine from benchmark Rioja winery, Lopez de Heredia. The Cubillo vineyard has vines that are about 40 years old and the 65% Tempranillo … Continue reading
Posted in Graciano, Grenache / Garnacha, Mazuelo, OTHER, RED, Tempranillo Tagged Espana, Lopez de Heredia, red wine, rioja, spain, spanish wine, Vina Cubillo Leave a comment
Pinot Noir, Clone Collection Dijon 777, Code Wines, Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2020, 13.5% abv. C$34
Owners Shay and Harlee Code decided in 2016 to purchase land in Okanagan Falls on which they planted Viognier, Syrah, several clones of Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay grapes. In 2021, they made the full time move once their home and … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, OTHER, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged BC wine, Canadian wine, Code Wines, Dijon 777, Harlee Code, okanagan, Okanagan Falls, red wine, Shay Code, Upper Bench Leave a comment
Pecorino, Colline Pescaresi, Azienda Agricola Tiberio, Pecorino IGT, Cugnoli, Abruzzo, Italia, 2021, abv. 14%
In 1999, when Cristiana Tiberio’s father Riccardo discovered this property and its rare Trebbiano Abruzzese vines in the middle-of-nowhere Abruzzo, emptied his bank accounts to buy it, and replanted most of it with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, more Trebbiano Abruzzese, Pecorino and … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Pecorino, WHITE Tagged Abruzzo, Agricola Azienda Tiberio, Antonio Tiberio, Azienda Agricola Tiberio, Colline Pescaresi, Cristiana Tiberio, cugnoli, IGT, italia, Italian wine, Italy, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Moscato di Castiglione, Pecorino, Pecorino IGT, Riccardo Tiberio, Tiberio winery, Trebbiano Abruzzese, white wine Leave a comment
Verdicchio, Misco Riserva, Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG Classico, Tenuta di Tavignano, Ancona, Marche, Italia, 2017, 13.5% abv.
Tenuta di Tavignano is located in a valley above the Musone River which flows between the Apiennes and the Adriatic on Italy’s hamstring. Cingoli, known as the ‘balcony of the Marche’ since medieval times is just up the road, and … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, OTHER, Verdicchio, WHITE Tagged Ancona, Bianco, italia, Italy, Le Marche, Marche, Misco Riserva, Tenuta di Tavignano, Verdicchio, Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG, white wine Leave a comment
Sangiovese, Vigna Piuca, Azienda Agricola Castellinuzza e Piuca, Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione, Greve in Chianti, Toscana, Italia, 2017, 14% abv.
I liked colleagues Melanie and Giuseppe right away. I had booked a premier tasting at the Casa Chianti Classico in Radda to learn more about the structure of Chianti Classico. We connected quickly over a conversation about Canadian fish and … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, RED, Sangiovese Tagged Ananta, Casa Chianti Classico, Castellinuzza e Piuca, Chianti Classico, Gallo Nero, Gran Selezione, Greve in Chianti, italia, Italy, Radda in Chianti, red wine, Riserva, toscana, Tuscany, Vigna Piuca Leave a comment
Sangiovese, Occhio di Pernice, Avignonesi Winery, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, Montepulciano, Toscana, Italia, 2005, 12.5% abv, 50 € (100 ml)
Before we travelled to Italy, I had planned a casual visit to the Avignonesi Winery, imagining I’d simply enjoy some Vino Nobile di Montepulciano on the patio enroute from Perugia to Greve. I had enjoyed their wine before in Canada, … Continue reading
Posted in OTHER Tagged Avignonesi Winery, biodynamic, italia, Italy, montepulciano, Occhio di Pernice, red wine, Sangiovese, toscana, Tuscany, Vin santo, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, wine 4 Comments
Sangiovese, Podere Scopetone, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Montalcino, Toscana, Italia, 2017, 14% abv.
We met with Loredana Tanganelli and her daughter Giada at Podere Scopetone on the outskirts of the old walled Tuscan town of Montalcino. Loredana and husband Antonio Brandi have owned the petite estate of only about 2.5 hectares since 2009 … Continue reading