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…

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Bubble Up

Ever tried to find a universally good wine pairing with charcuterie / salumi / antipasti? Try some premium Lambrusco next time; you won’t be disappointed. This week I had the…

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Château d’Aurilhac 2009

I’ve been paying attention to Eric Asimov’s new monthly “Wine School” column, the first article of which recommends the reader start with 2009 Bordeaux (a fabulous vintage throughout);…

Clos la Coutale Cahors 2011

A fairly well known producer, this Cahors consists of 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot. Irresistibly juicy, fruity and grapey at the moment meanwhile maintaining a nice dry taste,…

New Beginnings

Veni, Vini, Vici – certifiably snobby about wine since 2014 Just kidding! Okay, if you made it this far into this post, I am truly happy and relieved…