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Amarone Opera Prima – combining the best of Valpolicella: wine, food, and performing arts.

This article showcases some of the best Amarone della Valpolicella wines from the 2017 vintage along with other highlights from Amarone Opera Prima which took place in Verona, Italy in June 2022. The 2017 Vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella - 'Softness and Longevity'

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wine review: Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Red Meritage 2018

Ottawa, ON July 2022 Matt's review: Deep ruby red, the nose shows black cherry, blackberry, peppers, mocha, cedar, herbs, sous bois and graphite. Refreshing black cherry and spice on the finish. Decant before serving and enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin.... Continue Reading →

Waterdog Portugal Red 2020 – on sale at LCBO until May 22

Ottawa, ON May 2022 Waterdog Portugal is much more than a wine with a great label at a bargain price. This red blend combines two popular Portugese varietals (Castelao and Touriga Nacional) in a very tasty, sessionable, and crowd-pleasing style.Look... Continue Reading →

wine review: CedarCreek Cabernet Franc 2019

Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: Using 100% estate fruit from their Southern Okanagan vineyards, CedarCreek's Cabernet Franc showcases the purity and complexity of the fruit grown in Canada's pocket desert. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Syrah 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Syrah is sourced from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of Canada's wine capital, Oliver, BC. Savoury over sweet, stainless steel and neutral oak preserves the pure expression of the vineyard's terroir.... Continue Reading →

wine review: Qunita Vale D. Maria 2017 – an incredible Douro wine for your cellar!

Ottawa, ON May 2021 Matt's review: Quinta Vale D. Maria 2017 is a wonderful expression of premium Douro wine that showcases the greatness achievable from their unique single vineyard field blend of 41 (mainly indigenous) varietals. That's right, a blend... Continue Reading →

wine review: 2016 Altivo Red Dão DOC, a super value priced Portuguese red blend from the Dão

Ottawa, ON March 2018   Matt's review: An impressive and super value-priced red blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, and Trincadeira from one of the oldest and most storied wine regions in Portugal, the Dão. Rich and fragrant with an inviting... Continue Reading →

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