Wine and Chocolate with Stübbe

Wine and Chocolate with Stübbe

Wine and chocolate isn’t something you see on this site very often. It’s a pairing that you find often – especially at this time of year. But, if I’m being frank, it’s one of my least favourite pairings. There’s just something about putting these two things together that don’t quite gel. Red wine and dark chocolate seems to amplify some of the more astringent characteristics in a red wine. So when I was asked by…

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They make Unoaked Malbec?

They make Unoaked Malbec?

September 25th I had to answer the question whether I was Pure or Extravagant at the iYellow Wine Cave.  I had the chance to taste two wines from Argentinian winery Trapiche.  One was an unoaked Malbec and the second was a Malbec based Red blend.  Both wines are very good and well priced at the LCBO.  What is remarkable about the unoaked Malbec is how light the wine is on it’s own but how well…

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Wine Review February 10, 2013 – Pinot Noir the Heartbreak Grape

Pinot Noir is often referred to as “the Heartbreak Grape”. It is difficult to grow and to turn into wine, but it does well here in Ontario.  I hope that no one has to worry about broken hearts on Valentine’s Day. The reason I have chosen Pinot Noir for February 14 is that when done well it can be like Sex in a bottle, but I have had my heart broken by Pinot Noir. I…

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