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J. Lohr - Estates – Seven Oaks – Cabernet Sauvignon (2007)

  (4/5) cabernet sauvignon  Varietal: cabernet sauvignon | Price: $20.95 Cdn | Winery: J. Lohr Estates | | Wine Website: Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon | Vintage: 2007 | Region: Estrella Hills, Paso Robles California | LCBO No: Vintages 656561 | Bar Code: 89121 28812 | Alcohol: 13.5% Description I am not particularly a fan of cabernet

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How to Preserve Opened Bottles of Wine

In a previous post I wrote about how to use marbles and the vacu vin pump to preserve open wine.  In a terrific Globe & Mail video (shown above but now removed) Beppi Crosariol demonstrates the following additional approaches: Using the Inert Argon Gas: I had used the inert argon gas method in the past

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Use Glass Marbles to Save Open Bottles of Wine

Last evening I attended a Spanish wine tasting event at Café Taste (1330 Queen St. Toronto).  I was participating in a single’s event put on by Toronto’s Meet Market Adventures. As a single person, I frequently open a bottle of wine and drink just a glass or two. Over the years, I’ve experimented with different

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Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2006 – 375 ml

  (1/5) Varietal: cabernet sauvignon – Price: $5.95 Cdn – website – Winery: Santa Carolina – Vintage: 2006 – Region: Chile – LCBO No: 389866 Other Reviews: Toronto Life  As a bachelor I routinely test the small-sized (375 ml) bottles of wine near the LCBO cash registers in the hopes that one day I may find a

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Yalumba Y Series Shiraz/Viognier 2006

  (1.5/5) Varietal: shiraz / viognier blend – Price: $15.95 Cdn – website – Winery: Yalumba – Vintage: 2006- Region: South Australia – LCBO No: 624494 – Other Reviews: wine scamp | The WineMad Blog  The back label says this wine is spicy, savoury and silky. I found it to be dull and limp, tasting too much

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Birchwood Estate Gewürztraminer / Riesling 2007

(4/5) Varietal: gewürztraminer/riesling blend– Price: $10.95 Cdn – Winery: Birchwood Estate – Vintage: 2007 – Region: Niagara Peninsula Ontario – LCBO No 572156   This wine is very good – especially for the price. It is one of ‘the’ better balanced gewürztraminer/riesling blends I’ve tasted. Each varietal complements the other. The reisling tempers the sweetness of the

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Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz 2006

  (3.5/5) – another nice shiraz Varietal: shiraz/syrah – Price: $17.45 Cdn – Winery: Jacob’s Creek – Vintage: 2006 – Region: South Australia – LCBO No. 665471 Other Reviews: Toronto Life 89 Reference: topwineries.com.au | adegga Another earthy shiraz. Very similar to the [yellow tail] shiraz but, if memory serves, smoother. It is the boldest Jacob’s Creek wine

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Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library Reserve Podcast

(4.5/5) From Revision3’s stable of podcasts comes Gary Vaynerchuk’s (Wikipedia) entertaining and informative Wine Library Reserve podcast (available in HD).  Gary begins most every podcast with: "This my friends is the Thundershow, a.k.a the Internet’s most passionate wine program". He isn’t exaggerating. Note: He also has hosts the longer form companion "wine library tv" podcast

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[Yellow Tail] - Shiraz

(3.5/5) – terrific every day value wine Varietal: shiraz/syrah – Price: $12.25 Cdn – website – Winery: Casella Wines Pty Ltd. – Vintage: 2006 – Country: Australia – LCBO 624544 Spicy, rich, earthy and lovely for the price. Not too dry. A very approachable wine for most palettes. Terrific value. Best of the [yellow tail]

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Washing Wine Glasses in the Dishwasher - Safely!

Being a bachelor, I’m averse to washing dishes by hand whenever possible. Last November I found myself searching Google for ‘dishwasher safe’ wine glasses.  I wanted to add a Canadian etailer link to my Christmas wishhh list on www.wishhh.com (check it out, you’ll like it). It’s surprisingly difficult to find ‘dishwasher safe’ wine glasses. Instead,