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Eloro 2012, Spaccaforno. Riofavara ($28.50, private import, 12 bottles/case)
Nero d’Avola with small amounts of other, unspecified local grape varieties, all from organically and semi-biodynamically farmed vines averaging 30 years old and grown in a four-hectare, limestone-soiled vineyard. 355 more words

Tasting Notes

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Celebrate New Years Eve on the Rhine,  Free London or Manchester Flights + £1350 Saving
Celebrate this New Year season upon one of AmaWaterways top rated river cruise ships AmaPrima, cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg and the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. 456 more words

My Cup Runneth Over

It is a Biblical saying meaning that I have more than enough for my needs. It is appropriate imagery for wine writing, is it not? At this time of year if feels especially poignant. 495 more words

Wisdom About Wine

In search of ibexes along the Rhone

(Spoiler: we did not see Ibexes, only hoof prints from Ibex – or maybe they were just plain old goats – in the sand along the Rhone. 2,280 more words

In praise of Domaine Bernard Levet

As Fall begins in earnest, I find myself yearning for the wines of the Northern Rhone, and above all the kaleidoscopic complexity and refined rusticity of mature Côte-Rôtie. 515 more words


Bill Zacharkiw: Syrah can be great, but you have to watch where you plant it

Over the past month, I have visited two southern French appellations, Roussillon and Provence. What do they have in common aside from proximity to the Mediterranean? 1,011 more words


Bill Zacharkiw: Time to taste syrah

Côtes du Rhône 2013, Grande Réserve des Challières, Bonpas, France red, $14.95, SAQ # 12383352. Majority grenache with a healthy 30 per cent syrah. Fresh, brimming cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of herbs and olive. 422 more words