Not Another – Not Another Turkey Post

Not Another – Not Another Turkey Post

This is not another turkey column… and it’s not “not another turkey column”. The video posted by Rick VanSickle is still one of my favorite commentaries on what to pair with Turkey. Let’s face it, Rick makes some great points. The most exciting herb or spice that sees most of the turkeys that are being cooked this year is maybe some sage? Or some thyme? Salt and pepper? Your potatoes are seasoned with cream? Salt…

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2013 Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon – LCBO 434662 – $15.80 – **** – Simply put this wine is terrific value. The nose has pencil shaving and wood smoke on it layered over black berry, currant and strawberry. Deep red fruit on the palate with raspberry, dark cherry, and strawberry. The finish on this wine is smooth and approachable, but the tannin still does grip on it’s way down. Wines like this remind me that…

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Montes Wines

Montes Wines

What exactly is dry farming?  When I got my invitation to the Montes tasting hosted in Toronto on March 2, 2015 Three vintages of the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon were presented.  This was interesting because starting with the 2012 vintage we are seeing the results of “dry farming”.  The long and short of it is that Montes is using less water in their grape growing process.  The end product is lower yields on the vines…

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