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#CabFrancDay 2017

This year’s #CabFrancDay was full of delicious and inviting #CabFranc! If you think of cabernet franc only as a blending grape and not as a delicious varietal to drink, then you should… 784 more words

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Moreish Merlot - Tinhorn Creek 2014 'Oldfield Reserve' Merlot Okanagan Valley, British Columbia B.C. VQA

The start to this glorious Autumn season has been incredible.  I cannot remember such a sunny beginning to our usual rainy few months.  And what better way to celebrate the Fall colours than with a well-crafted bottle of British Columbia Merlot. 297 more words


Cabernet Franc, Les Muriers, Anjou Villages AC, Loïc Mahé, Loire Valley, France, 12.5% abv. 2013, US$20

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From a site located in the western part of Savennières and north of the Loire River, Brittany native Loïc Mahé grows bio/organic grapes on shale soils and makes unfiltered wines fermented with natural yeasts and few interventions like sulfites or chaptalisation. 93 more words


There’s a Cure for the Saumur Wine Blues

…And I’ll get to it at the end. In the meantime, no spoilers. No cheating. No peeking, no snooping, no shaking the box beneath the Christmas tree under penalty of a bitch-slap. 1,173 more words