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I'm Drawing a Blanc Here...

This week I went to the store looking to branch out. I’d last reviewed a Sauvignon Blanc so I couldn’t do that a second week in a row, but I also wasn’t feeling a red wine. 579 more words

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Chenin Blanc - Tesco Finest

Tesco’s updated ‘Finest’ range is doing a good job of teaming up with good producers and releasing own-label wines that are interesting and reasonably priced – and this hits the spot again… Chenin Blanc is good everyday wine, and should be relatively inexpensive. 110 more words

Savennières - a White Wine to Fall in Love With

Over the course of one month, we had packed up the house, took leave of our dear friends in Canada and said a painful, last goodbye to JD, our one-of-a-kind Boston Terrier who had been my soul tie through undergrad, graduate school, my career in Los Angeles, my marriage to Andrew and then our move to northeastern Alberta. 1,170 more words

Libations & Wine

Fizz Worth Finding

It hasn’t been that long since the canned wines from Drew Baker at Old Westminster Winery in Maryland surprised me in all sorts of good ways. 981 more words


Creating A Vinous Stir - Tasting the Impressive New Vintage Releases at Creation Winery...

I recently visited JC Martin and his new right hand man, Gerhard Smith (ex-La Vierge) at their beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge winery Creation. This was my first, long overdue visit to the winery to taste their current release wines as well as some exciting upcoming new vintages from 2017. 1,175 more words

White Grapes 101

We talked at length last month about how to find your go-to white wines. So now that you’ve decided on which white grape you love most, this month, we wanted to help you learn a bit more about your chosen grape and begin to appreciate its character. 983 more words


The Young Gun Still Blazing - Tasting the Alheit Family Cartology 2017...

As most producers are getting ready to press their 2018 grapes post fermentation, I’ve been tasting the incredible offerings from Chris Alheit. Still a leading light in South Africa, look no further than Dreyfus Ashby for an allocation of Chris’s incredible Cartology white blend. 69 more words