Sauvignon Blanc – about the wine and how to enjoy it (The Wine Baron’s Wine 101 series)

Sauvignon Blanc (classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry) Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. It originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Tasting Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet to dry, butContinue reading “Sauvignon Blanc – about the wine and how to enjoy it (The Wine Baron’s Wine 101 series)”

Rabl Grüner Veltliner always a winner every time I have it. This Austrian varietal a best-kept-secret among white wines!

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel from Kamptal. Fresh, crisp, and luscious. Great mouth-feel. Astounding bouquet. I highly recommend any good Austrian Grüner Veltliner. And this is one of the best in the affordable to mid-price range. These truly fun Austrian whites come in a Riesling style bottle and are a real treat. Especially this one! Rabl’sContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner always a winner every time I have it. This Austrian varietal a best-kept-secret among white wines!”

Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) It is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Ontario and California. You can find itContinue reading “Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)”

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria

Austrian Grüner Veltliner charms us out of our socks! Medium silvery gold in colour. Luscious fruity aroma, with notes of golden plum, spice and lemon. There is also a lime afterthought, with light apricot and honeycomb. Nice viscosity, rich body, dry. Great acidity and a super lengthy finish. This is a stunningly beautiful wine, coating theContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria”

9 Bonus Air Miles on Auxerrois at LCBO. A big deal for a super wine (get it by the case)

Can I tell you about the best food pairing wine I’ve ever discovered? I’ve been intensively into wine for almost 20 years and I’ve never seen another that pairs so well with such a wide range of food. This’ll be our little secret, and this one fact will escalate you to a new level ofContinue reading “9 Bonus Air Miles on Auxerrois at LCBO. A big deal for a super wine (get it by the case)”

Viewpointe Auxerrois 2006 VQA

A sibling of chardonnay, this white wine offers very interesting alternatives in flavour. Medium gold with a spicy, grapefruit nose with a hint of creaminess. Flavours of grapefruit rind, honeycombe and a whisper of vanilla. Very easy to enjoy. Balanced. Reminds me a bit of a well-crafted Grüner Veltliner. Long finish. This is a COOLContinue reading “Viewpointe Auxerrois 2006 VQA”

Joseph Andert Grûner Veltliner Reserve 2007

The most fun Ive ever had in a white wine. What makes it so special? It bursts with fruity liveliness! Aromas of pear and tangerine lead to flavours of green apple, pear and grapefruit rind. Its a dry wine, with hints of minerality and a round mouthfeel. It is delicate, complex and balanced, with aContinue reading “Joseph Andert Grûner Veltliner Reserve 2007”