2010 Petit Toumilon, Graves. At 16.95 you get an outstanding wine & a great vintage

Château Toumilon has been in the family for three centuries. This is their second wine. Lovely notes of cassis, cedar, spice and leather. Very balanced and gentle on the palate, much like a more expensive Bordeaux. Superb value from a landmark vintage of the appellation of Graves, with its gravelly terroir and amazing history. InContinue reading “2010 Petit Toumilon, Graves. At 16.95 you get an outstanding wine & a great vintage”

Fantastic wine & BBQ pairings @briarsresort last night. Good times on Lake Simcoe

Passing the mike to Proprietor Hugh Sibbald. I’d just described the latest wine and food pairing, and then Hugh told one of his many informative, historical, and humorous stories of the evening. We featured Viewpointe pinot grigio barrel fermented chardonnay, big bluff red wine blends, and auxerrois. The grilled salmon, halibut, Ontario lamb, and otherContinue reading “Fantastic wine & BBQ pairings @briarsresort last night. Good times on Lake Simcoe”

Delightful wines from @ktimagerovass Gerovassiliou winery #greece fr @kolonakigroup

On the slopes of Epanomi, near the city of Thessaloniki, a well-cared vineyard surrounds the modern winery, where the renowned Domaine Gerovassiliou wines are produced. These are wines full of character and luscious flavour. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Makedonikos 1 L red and white from #Greece. Lovely, charming & oh so affordable!

You may have noticed the big 1 Litre bottles of Greek red and white wines. Ever wondered if they’re any good? Well, picky me tried them both and I have to say, good job. The headline above says it succinctly. These wines are: lovely charming affordable At just $10.30 for a one litre, we’re gettingContinue reading “Makedonikos 1 L red and white from #Greece. Lovely, charming & oh so affordable!”

Out with the old label, in with the new. Viewpointe’s blue label wines will soon get a facelift. Check out the new bold brushstroke V label on the right. Coming soon to lcbo.

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Coffin Ridge winery in cottage country rises into the light with these impressive whites

Into The Light White (Born 2012) Light golden yellow, generous nose of pear, plum and lychee which are also pleasantly dominant in the flavours along with cloves and spice. Excellent balance with just-right acidity and a hint of spice in a unique and elegant overall package. Lingering finish. A blend of Geisenheim, Prairie Star, FrontenacContinue reading “Coffin Ridge winery in cottage country rises into the light with these impressive whites”