L’Ecole No.41 – Pit Stop

L’Ecole No.41 – Pit Stop

Let’s call this post an epilogue on my visit to Oregon last summer. I drove from Oregon to Regina, Saskatchewan to finish off my summer road trip last year. I couldn’t resist making he pit stop in Walla Walla, Washington. Apart from being one of the most fun places to say in America, it is also in the heart of Washington Wine country. There are several wineries in the area, but when I was doing…

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Big Head (Nov 2015)

Big Head (Nov 2015)

I recently took a visit to the new brick and mortar facility for Big Head wines. If you haven’t had the chance to check out the new winery it is well worth the visit. Many of the wines are getting the appassimento treatment. There are many mixed reviews about using the grape drying technique in Ontario. I still think the technique is too new to make a hard opinion on it. There are great examples of…

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Eye on South Africa: Nederburg and Fleur du Cap

Last week I had the chance to interview Pieter Badenhorst, winemaker at Fleur du Cap and Natasha Williams, winemaker at Nederburg.  Both wineries are located in South Africa.  I was recently impressed with the 2012 Fleur du Cap Chardonnay which easily out performs it’s price point and is essential affordable summer drinking. I don’t have much experience with South African wine. However, I do remember when I turned 19 seeing cases of Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Wine Review December 9, 2012 – 2010 The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy – 2009 Cave Spring Chenin Blanc

2010 The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy – VINTAGES 149237 – $19.95 – I have had my eye on this winery for quite some time.  You don’t see it on the shelf very often at the LCBO because it sells out very quickly.  The label is hard to miss, you see italian landscapes with silhouettes of iconic Canadian animals.  This bottle has Canada Geese flying in formation.  This wine is made using an italian method where…

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