Adega de Moncao Non-vintage Vinho Verde: Thirst Quenching Deliciousness

Spring has sprung around here, or more like summer really. Due to El Niño we’ve had an unusually mild winter and really hot spring, making it feel like we missed the gentle transition we’re used to. Naturally with this hot weather I’ve moved away from big bold red wines and have started thinking about drinking…

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: from Paso Robles

My reviewing habits tend to be pretty scattered. Looking back over past few years of reviews there is a frequent switch between regions and varieties. Rarely do I drink wines from the same producer back to back but these past few weeks I did just that. It was more coincidental than purposeful as I bought this waiting for the…

Guy Saget 2013 Vouvray 

After a long hiatus I’m back with a new wine review. This spring we spent six weeks in Scotland and while there I put wine on a back burner and learned to appreciate a enjoy single malt scotch whisky. While quite different than wine, they share the same characteristic of terroir which I found very interesting….

Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This Californian Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Alexander Valley in the northern area of the Sonoma County. Not as popular as its neighbour, Napa Valley to the east, the wines from Sonoma tend to be a better valued though still very high quality. Geyser Peak Winery is one of the oldest in the area and receive…

Domaine du Grand Pré Mâcon-Solutré 2012

This summer I went into the Kensington Wine Market (Calgary) with a list of bottles I wanted to find. Not being from the city I was looking forward to browsing their  selection. I had been in once before a few years ago and was happy with what I had found. I’ve had a lot more…

Vampire Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

Around here we really like Chardonnay. I’ve read all about “Anything But Chardonnay” and how it is overdone and “passé“, but we don’t care about that and are in a quest to find the best Chardonnay at the right price. So I’ll be posting a lot of it on my blog. I guess the real reason…

Seven of Hearts Chardonnay 2011

Well, my first post on this blog shall be about a bottle my wife and brought back to Canada with us from a visit down to the Willamette Valley in Oregon last October. With kids along we felt it was a bit hard to get around to many tasting rooms but I did happen to…