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by Belgian
Wed May 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2012

Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2012 Agiorgitiko Here is an Agiorgitiko varietal red that is all soft fruit, flowers, gentle spice and oak. You might even call it a shy and wimpy wine, one lacking much firm structure and stance. But there is a little bit of salty and savoury textuue among the innocuous...
by Belgian
Sun May 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Echeverria Limited '14 Cab

Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Right off the bat this Maipo Valey Chilean Cab Sauv seems surprisingly light and graceful, Cabs can be beefy, but there's a lot of herbs and tobacco that rush in alongside the black cassis and tart-sweet blackberry. Hints of bell pepper, actually a...
by Belgian
Sat May 18, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Mas des Tannes 2017 Red

Mas des Tannes Rouge 2017 Here is the confusing wine posted earlier, I will believe it is what the label says - grapes are Grenache, Merlot and Syrah. This Languedoc red is different than a typical Rhône blend thanks to the more Bordeaux-typical Merlot, and it's a very polished wine for the price. ...
by Belgian
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Lionheart = Shiraz from Dondelion

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2017 Here is a nice South Australian Shiraz with the almost expected crushed ripe blackberry opulent and coated with chocolate mocha tones. What is different for me is it opens a bit like a Cabernet with some wooly and herbal presence, almost slig...
by Belgian
Fri May 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Mas des Tannes debacle

Mas des Tannes Rouge 2017 -note this product is mis-listed by the LCBO, as the listing describes it having Grenache Mourvèdre and Carignan but the label says the wine contains Grenache, Merlot and Syrah. We were I guess supposed to get this one. We got the Classique not the Rouge. Also, This is a bi...
by Belgian
Fri May 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO.com
Replies: 48
Views: 13677

Re: LCBO.com

S. St. Jeb wrote:The "search all stores" option is gone tonight. What a load a crap.


It does seem to work. Even when the site says 'Buy in-store (unavailable)' click it anyway, and then clicking either of ' check nearby stores'/'check all stores' seems to work. :wink:
by Belgian
Thu May 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Cariñena Reserva 2011 Deal

Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2011 Tempranillo Blend This is a well-matured Spanish Red made of Garanacha (Grenache) + Tempranillo + Carignan. The cork is not perfectly seated, just barely sticking out and the fit seems not very tight, so immediately I worry. The wine itself initially seems ...
by Belgian
Tue May 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Haute Févre Muscadet Sur Lie 2017

Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2017 This is a simpler, gentler white wine than yesterday's Greco Bianco , showing more minerally stone and herbs; instead of lemon curd and tart tropical the fruit is more tart orchard fruit and a whiff of melon, good moderate acidity and a l...
by Belgian
Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Janare del Sannio Greco Bianco 2017

La Guardiense Janare del Sannio Greco Bianco 2017

Here is a great little Italian white with pale tart tropical fruit and lemon-curd aromatics and flavors. It's honestly charming. Nice stuff! White florals, mineral, and gentle echoes of soft phenolic herbs. Clean peachy acidity is great.
by Belgian
Fri May 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 818
Views: 137317

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

S. St. Jeb wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:
portwood wrote:[quote ="Blasphomet"]CANS![ /quote]
yawn


Far superior to bottling.

Yah, I don't really get the 'yawn' comment.

Coors light is in cans. Coors is boring. Ergo, cans make people yawn.

That's sarcasm,
by Belgian
Fri May 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Dogfish Head & Sam Adams
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Dogfish Head & Sam Adams

I recall the initial 2006 release of dogfish head 60 minute IPA in Ontario led to major news coverage and an absolute buying frenzy. Our home industry was like 'really? Hoppy west coast sells better than Cream Ales and pale lagers?' Such a comparatively recent transformation yet with such an inundat...
by Belgian
Thu May 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Seigneur de Grezette Malbec 2016

Seigneur de Grezette Malbec Cahors 2016 Here is a kind of Bordeaux-style Malbec that the neighboring Cahors region in Southwestern France is known for. As once mentioned, Malbec blew up because of Argentina, and now Cahors, France is getting in on its own original market, selling as the grape type ...
by Belgian
Thu May 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017 This is quite the value. It's not as complex as Barbaresco Nebbiolo, taste is a bit jammy in the middle, but boy is there some nice Italian terroir and grape typicity. Complex raisiny black fruit, dryness, herbals, a touch sanguine salty and leather. Nice mature y...
by Belgian
Mon May 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4708
Views: 939829

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Wellington Mix Pack Volume 6 is now in cans. unfortunately none of the beers in the pack are new. But the Rhubarb Saison and Raked Over IPA are new to LCBO distribution. Finally got to these, I liked the Kicking Back and the Rhubarb Saison OK! Disliked the Helles/Dortmunder (how is that even possib...
by Belgian
Sat May 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 921
Views: 148757

Jeanneret Cab Malbec 2016

Jeanneret Cabernet/Malbec 2016 Continuing in the New World theme... here is a South Aussie dry red made with two traditional Southwestern French grape varieties, the famed Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux and the more recent international superstar grape, Malbec from Cahors. You get supple cassis, ...

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