Blog Posts - Sauvignon



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...

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...

VINTAGES Release July 23: Spain + Sauvignon Blanc

The VINTAGES Release on July 23 is a value-laden one with the main focus being on wines from 6 of Spain's lesser-known wine regions. Meanwhile, the mini-theme focuses on the Sauvignon Blanc varietal.We'll being with Spain, where 5 of the 12 wines are...

Apple Tree Flat 2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc - Central Ranges

$13 bargain white withany-time-of-the-year seafoods.ONE TO NOTE:  WAS a time just a few years ago when Semillon Sauvignon Blanc was looked upon in Australia as a "summer wine," one to be enjoyed only during the warmer months of the year with sea...
by Vintnews on Jul 8, 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,...

Blossom Hill’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc - South Eastern Australia

SAUVIGNON Blanc is not just a summer-time delight,enjoy with a winter-warmer Thai green curryor a range of Greek and Mexican fare.ONE TO NOTE:  WE'VE long had a fondness for Sauvignon Blanc, and while most think of it as a purely summer-drinking...
by Vintnews on Jun 20, 2016

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...

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...

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

Cape Jaffa Wines White Blend - Limestone Coast

OFFBEAT blend more than more-ish with a thin crust pizzawith prosciutto, rocket and preserved green figs.CAPE JAFFA'S SUCCESS IS ONLY NATURALDavid EllisIT was a sense of adventure that led Derek and Anna Hooper to the wild and windswept shores of Cap...
by Vintnews on Mar 20, 2016

Valdecuevas Verdejo 2014 FB

Hoy haremos un alto en el camino en una  de las bodegas mas modernas de la D.O. Rueda, Bodega Valdecuevas , uno de los puntales de la Ruta del Vino de Rueda ; moderna y muy joven , ya que empezó su andadura en 2013 , pero con la ultima tecnología...
by Bodega Ateneo on Feb 23, 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...

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is from the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, one of Marlborough's pioneer winemakers. The name Greywacke was adopted by Kevin and his wife for their first Marlborough vineyard in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded...

3 Premium Australian White Wine Varieties

Image from 123RF In last month’s blog, we went through and discussed the major red wine varieties in Australia, many of which are grown right here in NSW’s central west. There are avid wine drinkers that have a strong preference for either white...
by Taste Canowindra Blog on Feb 8, 2016

Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is new to VINTAGES and will be available as part of the February 20 VINTAGES Release.Kono Wines are made from carefully selected vineyards within Marlborough on New Zealand's South Island. Owned by the native Māori, the grapes are gro...

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


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