Meet The Cast of Love Decanted – Dom

“20 Questions” – Dom Where would you go on a second date? As long as she was paying, I’d go pretty much anywhere (laughs). Seriously, I haven’t had too many second dates, but I’d be into a nice dinner with beautiful company. What makes you laugh? My uncle, Johnny. Throw a little vino in the … Read more

Wine Review – Can Feixes Negre Tradició Penedès 2008

Big, bold, and complex… Name: Can Feixes Negre Tradició Penedès Vintage: 2008 Producer: Huguet de Can Feixes Region/Country: Penedès, Spain Grape Varietal(s): Trempanillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot (proportions unknown) Consumed: At home with BBQ Filet Mignon on a Friday night (at the end of a long week) Recommended By: Found it at the SAQ … Read more

Meet The Cast of Love Decanted – Aimee

“20 Questions” – Aimee Where would you go on a second date? Hmm… Some place relaxed and casual… That’s such a good question. It wouldn’t be to eat, so it would have to be the Blue Martini bar, one of the new bars in town. There’s jazz, a great atmosphere, I love it. What makes … Read more

Wine Review – Bernard Magrez Herència del Padrí

A good Priorat on the front end, but… Name: Herència del Padrí Vintage: 2012 Producer: Bernard Magrez Region/Country: Spain Grape Varietal(s): 43% Grenache, 21.5% Carignan, 21.5% Merlot, 14% Syrah Consumed: At home Recommended By: Staff member at the SAQ in Gatineau Cost: $24.00 Bottle Presentation: Classic, plain, simple label Appearance: Medium ruby red Nose: Big! … Read more

Meet The Cast of Love Decanted – Peter

“20 Questions” with Peter Where would you go on a second date? Good question. It would depend on how the first date went, what we did, and what she liked, but I could see a nice walk along the waterfront, followed by a coffee or a glass of wine. What makes you laugh? My sons, … Read more

Wine Review – Baron de Chirel Rioja Reserva 2008

A very nice Rioja, definitely worth the cost… Name: Baron de Chirel Rioja Reserva 2008 Vintage: 2008 Producer: Marqués de Riscal Region/Country: Rioja, Spain Grape Varietal(s): Unknown, although likely Trempranillo Consumed: At home on one of the warmest Friday nights we’ve had in months Recommended By: London Heathrow duty free store Cost: About $112 CAD … Read more

Meet The Cast of Love Decanted – Julie

“20 Questions” With Julie, Love Decanted’s Main Character Note: We initially started with 20 questions, but at Aimee’s, Dom’s, and Marley’s insistence (you’ll meet them in the upcoming weeks), we ended up with 23… Where would you go on a second date? Wow’s that’s quite the way to start. Let me think for a second… … Read more

Are You Confused about Wine or Wine Tasting? Part I: Types of Wines

Part I: Types of Wines Are you confused about wine or wine tasting? So were we, and if truth be told, some things remain a mystery. There are three aspects of wine we want to talk about: 1) types of wines; 2) tasting wines; and 3) wine rating scales. In this post, we’ll talk about … Read more

Wine Review – Nicolas Côtes Catalanes Grenache Noir

A nice Grenache Noir with notes of complexity that emerge over time… Name: Nicolas Côtes Catalanes 100% Grenache Noir Vieilles Vignes Vintage: 2013 Producer: Domaine Lafage Region/Country: Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France Grape Varietal(s): Grenache Noir Consumed: At home Recommended By: LCBO Cost: 18.95 CAD Bottle Presentation: Clean, simple, and understated label Appearance: Medium ruby … Read more

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