Blog Posts - Cabernet



Niagara Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1 of 2

The first day of my 2-day visit to Niagara for the annual Grape & Wine Festival was on September 17. We visited 4 wineries on this day, two in Twenty Valley and two in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Our first stop was at Magnotta Winery to whet our appetite...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 2

After a very satisfying Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival experience on Saturday, expectations were raised for Sunday's visit to wineries mostly in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In all, we ended up visiting 7 different wineries on Sunday, a few of which were...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1

On the weekend of June 11-12, 2016, I visited Niagara wine country to take in the annual New Vintage Festival and indulge in Discovery Pass Experiences throughout the region. Saturday's activities centered around the wineries of the Niagara Escarpmen...

Niagara New VIntage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1

On the weekend of June 11-12, 2016, I visited Niagara wine country to take in the annual New Vintage Festival and indulge in Discovery Pass Experiences throughout the region. Saturday's activities centered around the wineries of the Niagara Escarpmen...

2014 Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon

'FESSING up has brought Angus back to amore balanced and food-friendly drop.#winewednesdayONE TO NOTE:  HAMISH MacGowan had a confession when he released his 2014 Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon mid this year – and that was that he had falle...
by Vintnews on Aug 21, 2016

McMichael Collection Group of Seven Cabernet Merlot 2014 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is an LCBO General List product that was released into the market in June and is readily available throughout Ontario.Produced by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, in Kleinburg, just north of Toronto, in partnership with Niagara's...

Ontario's Southwest City Fare 2016

In my continuing series of wines tasted in May, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Ontario's Southwest City Fare that was put on by the iYellow Wine Club. This food and wine event was held at 99 Sudbury and spanned two rooms - the 99 Gall...

Arboleda Wine Tasting with Emily Faulconer

In late-May, I had the pleasure of tasting the wines of Arboleda from Chile with winemaker Emily Faulconer. The venue was El Catrin, in the Distillery District, where after tasting through the Arboleda portfolio, we had the opportunity to try the win...

Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (South Africa) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine just arrived at the LCBO last week and is now widely available throughout the province.The grapes for this Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from the Somerset West vineyards, planted in decomposed shale and Stellenbosch vine...

Food Truck Fest 2016 at Mike Weir Winery

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Mike Weir Winery will be hosting it's 3rd Annual Food Truck Fest. This event provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate summer in the vineyards at Mike Weir Winery, where the Food Truck Fest is held annually in their M...

Shaw Vineyard Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon - Canberra

DILIGENT pruning paid off with this drop that'sperfect with wintertime beef or lamb roasts.     ONE TO NOTE:  FAMILY owned and run Shaw Vineyard Estate in cool climate Murrumbateman 30km north of Canberra, have released a great dr...
by Vintnews on Jul 4, 2016

EastDell Pinot Grigio 2015 and Black Cab 2014 - Ontario Wines for Canada Day Long Weekend

Here are a pair of fun summer wines suitable for the patio or relaxing at the cottage. Both the EastDell Pinot Grigio and the Black Cab have been on shelves at the LCBO for many years, but the latest vintage for each wine arrives with a brand new loo...

Top Wines from Savour Australia Wine Tasting - May 2016

This mid-May tasting titled "Savour Australia" featured wines from about 25 wineries and was held in a compact room at George Restaurant on Queen Street East. At times, the room felt very small due to the high number of people in attendance. Overall,...

Southbrook Triomphe Organic Cabernet Franc Rosé 2015 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a sneak preview of a dry rosé that will be available at the LCBO as part of the VINTAGES Release on June 25.This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, from grapes grown organically at the Estate, as well as from the Saunders and Sabourin Vi...

May 28 VINTAGES Release: Veneto + Judgment of Paris

The May 28 VINTAGES Release will be on shelves this coming Saturday and features the wines from Veneto as its main theme, while the mini-theme features the players from the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting.We'll begin with the secondary theme that hono...

Rymill 2013 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

MADE to enjoy with a roast rib-eyeand good-old-style baked vegies.ONE TO NOTE: WHEN they released their 2013 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Rymill described it as "everything you would want to see in a Coonawarra Cabernet."And according to winemaker...
by Vintnews on May 22, 2016

EastDell Estates Black Label Cabernet Merlot 2013 (Ontario) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is the 2nd in my recent series on wines from EastDell Estates (the first wine being the 2014 EastDell Estates Black Label Viognier that I tasted last week).The 2013 vintage season was an interesting year in Niagara with some significan...

A Second Visit: Flora Springs Gamut, NV First Release

We made a gallant attempt to give up wine during Lent. With Lent in the rearview mirror, it was time to revisit a favorite from the cellar. Second Bottle Sipping We first tasted Gamut two years ago. I’m a fan of Flora Springs winery and this propr...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Mar 31, 2016

Pinot Noir Red Wine Jelly

Years ago I owned a retail business that I ran from my home. I had a small shop in my finished basement and I would hold regular open houses for local clients as well as ship orders from online sales. I carried a wide array of items that were related...
by Creative Culinary on Mar 29, 2016

Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (Argentina) - Wine Review

This savoury, earthy red wine was purchased more than 6 years ago from the November 7, 2009 LCBO VINTAGES Release, well before I starting blogging about wine. It's unfortunate that after the 2006 vintage there were only two vintages that were release...


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