San Marzano Talò 2016 Primitivo Di Manduria, Italy

Alc./Vol.: 14% REVIEW: On the nose, there’s black cherry and plum aromas with potpourri, the sweet aroma of decomposing autumn leaves, cinnamon and smoke. On the palate, it is wonderfully tart with structured tannins and flavours of plum and ripe blackberry. There isn’t by any means any sweetness but there is honey notes and the… Read More San Marzano Talò 2016 Primitivo Di Manduria, Italy

Dea’s Rosé 2017, Casa Dea Estates, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 11.8% REVIEW: For my birthday, I treated myself to an assortment of wine from Casa Dea. This is the first bottle I opened from the selection ordered. This bubbly is made from 100% Gamay using the Charmat method. It is absolutely stunning in my glass with its rich strawberry colour. On the nose, I… Read More Dea’s Rosé 2017, Casa Dea Estates, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 13% REVIEW: An organic wine that is fruit forward on the nose and juicy with aromas of Montmorency cherry, ripe field strawberry, raspberry, Jolly Rancher candy, plus truffle and hints of rubber band. On the palate, it is medium bodied with silky tannins and sour cherry flavours, cranberry, as well a ripe strawberry with… Read More Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

Cave de Hoen Mausberg Crémant d’Alsace, Alsace France

Alc./Vol. 12.5 % REVIEW: Made from handpicked grapes using the traditional method, this bubbly is subdued and not overly expressive in terms of aromas. Rich pear pastry is most prominent on the nose followed by peach and hints of banana cream pie and hazelnut. On the palate, the rich pasty follows through with notes of… Read More Cave de Hoen Mausberg Crémant d’Alsace, Alsace France

Tedeschi Marne 180 Amarone della Valpolicella 2015, Italy

Alc./Vol.: 16 % Review: An opulent wine that is floral on nose with aromas of dried violet petals followed by sour cherry, strawberry, dark fruit, leather, damp cedar, undergrowth, roast beef, menthol, and baking spice. It has oomph on the palate and is full-bodied. This wine needs food! In terms of flavours, it has dark… Read More Tedeschi Marne 180 Amarone della Valpolicella 2015, Italy

G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

Alcohol/Volume: 12.5% REVIEW: A beautiful ruby coloured hand-harvested Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, cedar, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and black pepper. After a swirl, aromas of violet also seep through. Tart on the palate with sour cherry and field berry flavours along with vanilla and wood notes, it is medium bodied with silky tannins… Read More G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina

Alcohol/Volume 13% REVIEW: It’s a rare treat for me to sample Torrontés in a sparkling form. This dry sparkling wine is fragrant on the nose with aromas of rose, cantaloupe, lychee, clementine, and sweet lemon. On the palate it has citrus flavours, a mix of clementine and lemon, or more accurately pomelo with floral and… Read More Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina