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My takeaways from the 2016 School of Cool

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“Summer School? That used to be a penalty for slacking off during the year. But if you are a wine enthusiast, the School of Cool is a summer school you won’t want to miss — this school is very cool indeed!”

Wines from Rustenberg Estate, Stellenbosch

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I recently joined some colleagues to taste a number of current releases from Rustenberg Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The winery has been very active in our local Ontario market…

Troubles with Cork

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I don’t understand the continuing use of cork closures. In the first place, TCA or cork taint is certainly an ongoing problem. For while proponents of cork closures claim that…

Another fine rosé

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Here is another excellent rosé from Costières de Nîmes that we are currently enjoying. It is composed of saignées of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. I love the beautiful, more traditional…

A Visit with Arboleda Wines

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I recently enjoyed an interesting visit and tasting with Chilean winemaker Emily Faulconer of Arboleda Wines. Arboleda is the personal wine project of Eduardo Chadwick (one of Chile’s great wine…