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Sangiovese, Pian Dell’Orino, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italia, 2009, 14.5% abv.

Risotto was on the dinner menu and I decided it needed an Italian red.  Did I ever hit the goldmine. This wine came to me out of pure luck; I purchased a case of random, sight unseen bottles from an … Continue reading

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Rosé, Faustine, Domaine Abbatucci, Corsica, 2014, 13% abv, C$45++

This rosé is made from Sciaccarellu (local dialect for Sciacarello) grapes grown on 18ha of 20 year old vines at Jean-Charles Abbatucci’s Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards in Corsica. Abbatucci is a direct descendant and namesake of General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio who was … Continue reading

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Stefano Amerighi, Syrah, Cortona DOC, Italia, 2010, 14% abv

This week marks the Vancouver International Wine Festival and Syrah is the grape of the 2015 event.  While this wine is not available at the festival, Allan and I opened it to celebrate Syrah in general and lazy Sunday afternoons. … Continue reading

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Vouette et Sorbée, Cuvée Fidèle, Extra Brut, Champagne, France, NV, C$90.00

I have slaved, seriously slaved for several years. So, after finding out I passed my final set of WSET Diploma exams, I wanted something worthy for the celebration. Into the fridge popped this bottle. Named after two vineyards, the Fidèle, Extra … Continue reading

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