Blog Posts - Pinot-noir



La Crema Pinot Noir 2014 (Monterey) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a lovely Pinot Noir that will be in LCBO VINTAGES on September 3.Made by La Crema, the grapes for this wine come from a winery nestled in a long valley in Monterey, California. On one end of the valley is Monterey Bay, while on the...

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...

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...

Top Riesling - Wines of Germany Tasting 2016

The next post in my continuing series of wine tastings in May is the Riesling & Co. Wines of Germany tasting that was held in mid-May at the Arcadian Loft on Bay Street.This event tends to be one of my favourite tastings of the year because I lov...

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...

Top Wines at Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour - May 2016

At the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour in May, as expected, there were many very nice Sauvignon Blanc wines, including some oaked styles, and Pinot Noir wines. However, there were two wines that stood out - a young Syrah that showed impeccable balan...

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

La Crema Pinot Noir 2013 (Sonoma) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a follow-up to the lovely 2014 La Crema Pinot Noir that I enjoyed last week.This red wine will be on LCBO shelves this coming Saturday as part of the March 19th VINTAGES Release.It was interesting to taste the 2013 and 2014 back-to-...

La Crema Pinot Noir 2014 (Sonoma) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a sneak preview of a wine that will be available in LCBO VINTAGES as part of the March 19 VINTAGES Release.La Crema was founded in 1979 and was family-owned and operated while concentrating on cool-climate appellations. The winery e...

Top 4 Australian Wine Varieties: The Reds

Hosting the fourth largest wine industry in the world, Australia produces some truly amazing drops and some of our wineries are world renowned. There are wineries in every Australian state and some of our most highly regarded wine regions include Coo...
by Taste Canowindra Blog on Jan 8, 2016

Nals Margreid Pinot Noir 2013 (Italy) - Wine Review

Opened up this yummy Pinot last night ahead of it's release this Saturday as part of the first LCBO VINTAGES release of 2016.Pinot Noir is nowhere near the first grape that comes to mind when thinking of wines from Italy. This red wine from Winery Na...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival 2015: Day ONE Review

During the weekend of June 20th and 21st, I was in Niagara taking in the 19th Annual New Vintage Festival. As part of the weekend's festivities, I enjoyed culinary creations using the first produce of the season, locally sourced ingredients and paire...

31 Days of German Riesling: Media Wine Tasting + Contest

On Monday, July 13th, I was thrilled to attend a media exclusive tasting at the iYellow Wine Cave to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling.In all there were 8 German Rieslings available for tasting, including a Sparkling Riesling. There were also...

31 Days of German Riesling Media Wine Tasting + Contest

On Monday, July 13th, I was thrilled to attend a media exclusive tasting at the iYellow Wine Cave to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling.In all there were 8 German Rieslings available for tasting, including a Sparkling Riesling. There were also...

A Bubbly Afternoon with Chandon

It was a charming and bubbly food pairing luncheon and cocktail masterclass at Eight Gourmets Gala (EGG) in Sunway hosted by Senior Winemaker of Chandon, Dan Buckle. Indulged and enjoyed Chandon’s flagship wines such as Chandon Brut brand champion...
by Sunshine Kelly on Jun 27, 2015

May 30 LCBO Wine Picks: Southern Rhône + New World Pinot Noir

The next LCBO VINTAGES release will be on shelves this Saturday, May 30, 2015. The co-themes of this release, with 12 wines apiece, are wines from Southern Rhône and New World Pinot Noirs.Of the 12 wines featured from Southern Rhône, three made my...

Burrowing Owl (British Columbia) Wine Tasting

In late November, I was invited to a very special tasting of wines by British Columbia's Burrow Owl Estate Winery. This tasting was hosted by their agent here in Ontario - Le Sommelier - and held at the Fine Wine Reserve.Founder Jim Wyse had no inten...


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