Albero ’10 Tempranillo Barrica. Organic, vegan. From Spain’s oldest winery.

Albero ’10 Tempranillo Barrica. Organic, vegan. Soft, complex, balanced acidity. Spice, cocoa, red fruit, vanilla, very dry. From D.O. Utiel-Requena (Valencia) Spain. Aged 4 months in American oak. Bodegas Irzano is Spain’s oldest winery, founded in 1335. A nice wine, and very affordable. Purchased at Trader Joe’s, Chicago.

The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method …

The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method as used in Valpolicella (Veneto) of Italy. The wine was ‘passed over’ Cabernet Sauvignon skins in the appassimento style. This style imparts complexity and intensity. It was aged in French oak. Rich flavours of currants, dark chocolate, black berries, and tobacco,Continue reading “The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method …”

austria Uncorked. Andert Josef Grüner Veltliner 2011. Lively aromas of spice, tropical fruit, vanilla, peaches, & apricots. The bouquet follows through similarly with more tree fruit, honeycomb, grapefruit and spice. Complex, with a very long and satisfy

#austria Uncorked. Andert Josef Grüner Veltliner 2011. Lively aromas of spice, tropical fruit, vanilla, peaches, & apricots. The bouquet follows through similarly with more tree fruit, honeycomb, grapefruit and spice. Complex, with a very long and satisfying finish. I had the pleasure of pouring this wine for 200 people this afternoon at Austria uncorked inContinue reading “austria Uncorked. Andert Josef Grüner Veltliner 2011. Lively aromas of spice, tropical fruit, vanilla, peaches, & apricots. The bouquet follows through similarly with more tree fruit, honeycomb, grapefruit and spice. Complex, with a very long and satisfy”

Fine wines at Austria Uncorked!

Fine wines at Austria Uncorked! Trump Tower in Toronto was abuzz with activity recently. Not only was Donald Trump in the building, but the Austrian Wine Marketing board was showing off its best wines in a salon on the 9th floor. Get to know more about Austrian Wines: wineandleisure.com/austria

Chateau Desmirail Margaux 2009 – Grand Cru Classe (3rd Growth): The dark color and very mature dark fruit bouquet…

… revealed a lot in the first few seconds! Being 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the distinct cassis was the first aroma and flavor to hit the palate, followed by raspberry, plum jam, chocolate and cedar. As the layers slowly unfolded, a dusty earthy quality and other fruity, floral nuances developed. The wine isContinue reading “Chateau Desmirail Margaux 2009 – Grand Cru Classe (3rd Growth): The dark color and very mature dark fruit bouquet…”

Vidal Blonde Champagne Sabering Blindfolded

Vidal Blonde sabers a bottle of Calamus StarStruck sparkling Riesling. Zoltan Szabo had taught her how to saber sparkling wines the day before. She got so good at it that she wanted to try doing it blindfolded. Nailed it the first try. Zoltan Szabo presides over the event, Johanna and The Wine Baron comment inContinue reading “Vidal Blonde Champagne Sabering Blindfolded”

Really great food & wine at Caspian Grill persian restaurant in downtown Oakville. The reviews are in. Everyone loves this place.

From the attentiveness of all the staff and Mozifian family to the wow-tasting food, fine wines, and beautiful decor, this is a winner. Wines range from Austrian to Italian to Lake Erie North Shore. Can’t wait to go back with more people. – Posted using MobyPicture.com