A SNIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK | Gathering Sangiovese grapes from Row 5 of the experimental vineyard . . . #vvv #tuscany #toscana #italy #italia #travel #wanderlust #castelgiocondo…

FRESCOBALDI AL FRESCO | Work team dinner with winemaker Filippo Manni on top of the hill of Montalcino . . . #italy #italia #lucedellavite #luce #montalcino #werk #winecation…

SANCERRE, SANS SOUÇI � I don’t often drink Sauvignon Blanc, but when it’s Vacheron… Twist my arm. Silex or bust 🌿🗿🍋🚬 . . . #sancerre #wine #sauvignonblanc #silex…

XI-RO TO 100 | 🇬🇷 The Grecophilia continued… . . #greekwine #winesofgreece #xinomavro #wine #roditis #ligas #winebar #montreal #restaurant #yul #naturalwine #greece #greek #vvv #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/2aoMXVd

SOLAR FLAIR | What better way to ring in the summer solstice, one of the longest days of the year, than with a vertical of Luce della Vite,…

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The GG Spot: Riesling

RIESLING | What sommeliers drink to get loco on Cinco de Mayo and basically every other day Today was a wonderful afternoon learning about Rheinhessen and the famous…

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Tuesday’s Child

TUESDAY’S CHILD | Is full of grace Such a nice treat from Rosedale Golf Club to get to taste the remainder of this graceful 2010 Hamilton Russell Pinot…

Hakuna Matata

HAKUNA MATATA | Musso Merlot from Castilla-La Mancha #spain #wine #castilla #merlot #organic 🍷🍇🇪🇸🐗 #vvv via Instagram http://ift.tt/1MRPQ0c

Recently Disgorged

RECENTLY DISGORGED #etna #vvv Thank you @somesmartsomm for bringing this delicious bianco di nero Nerello Mascalese – on the lees 2008-2015! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 #wine #sicily #italy #sparkling #nerellomascalese via…

Chateau Doisy-Vedrines 2007

A photo posted by @debbieshing on Dec 16, 2015 at 5:50pm PST I pulled this out of the vault and shared this delicious half-bottle with my fellow IWEG…

On Wine and Optimism

I tend to shy away from making personal remarks on this blog, rather preferring to use this site for rating and analyzing wines. However, in recent weeks (and…

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The Evolution of Wine Branding

I posted this short essay on my work intranet today, randomly inspired and feeling a little wistful of my days studying media and communications back in University. I…

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Isabel Mondavi Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Although I’m staying in Toronto this holiday season, I am lucky enough to transport myself to my home of the West Coast through my wine glass almost anytime…