Category Archives: Riesling

Block Party, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Kitsch Wines, East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC, 12.5% abv., 2019

Be honest for a minute – and look back at the past 9 weeks of covid take-out charges on your credit card statement.  We both know you’ve been indulging.  Just when you thought you had that plastic bag, styrofoam container, … Continue reading

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Riesling, Xabregas, Mad Men, Mount Barker, Western Australia, 2014, 12.2% abv, AUS$27

This Riesling hails from the far reaches of western Australia – below Perth along the southern coastline in Mount Barker. The area has a Mediterranean influence, slight elevation, and is moderated by winds blowing in off the Southern Ocean which … Continue reading

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Riesling, Pewsey Vale, Individual Vineyard Selection, Eden Valley, South Australia, 2016, 12.5% abv, C$20+

Here’s another wine with an awesome price tag that is not only delicious, but is readily available everywhere. This one hails from Australia – land of kangaroos, koalas, heat waves, and Shiraz, right? Well, actually no, mate. Australia is more … Continue reading

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Riesling, Upper Bench Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, 12.5% abv, 2013, $C19

Looking for something that tastes good and won’t kill your wallet after you pay for the Thai food delivery and your tom yum goong? A trustworthy effort from the Upper Bench Winery from just outside of Penticton, this Riesling is … Continue reading

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Riesling, Red Newt Cellars, Finger Lakes, New York, 2013, 11.8% abv.

In summer 2015, I’d planned a visit to New York’s famed Finger Lakes AVA which I couldn’t follow through on.  However, I was able to snag this bottle via my favourite online wine sales company later that year. Do they … Continue reading

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Blouberg, White Wine, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 11.5% abv, C$8++

My good friend asked me to try the Blouberg and let her know what I think about this, her favourite South African product. As I started to look into the winery where this is produced, I realized just how enormous … Continue reading

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Old Vines Riesling, Sperling Vineyards, Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2012, C$32

In June 2014 we were in Normandy and spent a day with Emmanuel Camut, one of three Camut brothers and the sixth generation of their family making premium Adrien Camut Calvados on land they’ve owned since the 1800s.  Emmanuel was intrigued by … Continue reading

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Riesling, Spätlese, Bünchen, Mosel (Saar), Germany 2011, 9.5% abv.

As Keith quipped, ‘Doesn’t Bünchen mean brunchin’ in English?”  You can’t argue with a great breakfast wine. Spätlese literally means ‘late harvest’ – and this one is a sweet version (they can also be dry).  It’s a delicious and beautifully … Continue reading

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Domaine Marcel Deiss, Riesling, Vin d’Alsace (Alsace AC), France, 2010, 13% abv, C$41

Alsace – a 120km long by 8km wide swath of land located in the far northeastern reaches of France to the east of the Vosges Mountains that cut it off from the rest of the country. Alsace has a somewhat … Continue reading

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Beerenauslese Riesling, Dr. Loosen, Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany, 2006, 7% abv, 187 ml

Hand harvested on the steeply inclined slopes that rise directly out of the river in the Mosel, these special wines are a serious treat. ‘Beeren’ means ‘berries’ and ‘auslese’ stands for ‘selected harvest’. Rotted by the botrytis cinerea fungus that … Continue reading

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