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Emotivo, Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italia, 11% abv.

When it burst onto the international scene post WW2, Prosecco was called the ‘poor man’s champagne’.  There’s nothing poor about this Prosecco. Produced from Glera grapes, the Emotivo is clear and bright, pale lemon with a delicate and long lasting … Continue reading

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Villa Teresa Prosecco DOC, Vino Frizzante, Vino Biologico, Friuli, Veneto, Italia, 11% abv, C$17

The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco is so popular in North America and throughout Europe, it has risen to the number one market share spot for sparkling wines in many markets and even bumped out Champagne. In 2010 alone, sales of … Continue reading

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WSET Diploma Unit 5 – Sparkling Wines of the World – Tasting

Tasting notes from a study group for the WSET Diploma, Unit 5, Sparkling Wines of the World course … Wine #1 Cava, Parés Baltà, Brut, Penedès, Spain, 11.5% abv, C$22.99 Clear and bright, pale gold, bubbles noted. Clean, light intensity aromas of … Continue reading

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Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicello Classico 2007 Veneto, Italy

With its opaque ruby colour and violet rim, this Amarone was a pleasure to drink with Rosa at Cioppino’s in Yaletown, Vancouver. Dry, it offers a ripe, red fruit profile with vanilla, clove, medium dusty tannins and medium plus acidity.  After … Continue reading

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