Ripe red fruits and the right amount of oak on the pleasant nose, notes of fruit stones and a hint of liquorice. Quite supple mid palate, the tannins have just enough firmness, the finish is long and balanced.
Mellow, dried fruit and smoky dark malt on the nose with characteristic Porter style lightly sweet dried fruit flavour. Finish, though, is a little more austere than most, with lingering dry smokiness and bitter chocolate bite.
Amarone, from the root amore: to love … and for many an Amarone fan it was love at first sip. Whether that is the true etymology of Amarone, I can only surmise, but once you’ve tried one of these highly prized wines you never forget it. What do you need to know about Amarone that [READ MORE]
So there we were, hubby and I, sadly staring out at our backyard ten years after promising we’d do something about the expanse of asphalt that posed as a patio. It was truly hideous – now more than ever. Years of cycling from frozen winters to sweltering summers have caused the asphalt to heave, crack [...]
David Stansfield is one happy man. He’s the sommelier and wine buyer at bustling Tap & Barrel, in the heart of Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood that’s sprouted in the former Olympic Village. The restaurant (which opened in summer 2012) is well named: The capacious, two-tier, modern space with sweeping views of False Creek and downtown pours [...]
“It’s a sad fact that Canadian whisky doesn’t get its due. I am committed to changing that, using a ‘kill-rumours-with-facts’ approach, and believe me, there are plenty of myths and misunderstandings about Canadian whisky out there.” Davin de Kergommeaux from www.canadianwhisky.org/about Thanks in large part to the accessibility of the Internet, the world is now awash [...]
Great news – there’s a new addition to our family! I wasn’t sure if we really should go for it. But, it was a blustery Saturday morning when I laid eyes on it, and the promise of heat and sunshine took over my thoughts. Our new addition is a dwarf lemon tree loaded with blooms [...]
Q water Sparkling Wine Award Gold: 13th Street 2008 Premier Cuvée Gold: Huff Estates 2007 Cuvée Peter F Huff Silver: Angels Gate 2010 Archangel Chardonnay Bronze: Hernder Estates 2007 Sparkling Riesling NOW Magazine Dry Riesling Award Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling Gold: Daniel Lenko Estate 2009 Reserve Riesling Silver: John Howard Cellars [...]