Wine Review – Hidden Bench Fumé Blanc 2013

Another nice offering from an outstanding winery… Name: Fumé Blanc, Rosomel Vineyard Vintage: 2013 Producer: Hidden Bench Region/Country: Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada Grape Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc Consumed: At home Recommended By: Meg, Marketing Manager at Hidden Bench Cost: $27.95 Bottle Presentation: Distinctive and easy to read. The fonts hold well together. Appearance: Pale gold Nose: Citrus, … Read more

Meet the Cast of Love Decanted – Marley

“20 Questions” – Marley The following excerpt has been translated by Aimee, aka the Cat Whisper. Where would you go on a second date? I’ve never had a second date yet, but I would probably order in, sit outside on the patio, in the sun, of course, and curl up next to my date before … Read more

Are You Confused About Wine Tasting? Part II: Tasting Wines

Part 2: Tasting Wines Are you confused about wine or wine tasting? So were we, and if truth be told, some things remain a mystery. But our mission is to demystify wine for you, and for us. In our last post (click here to read the post), we talked about different types of wines. In … Read more

Wine Review – Mas Janeil 2009

A decent red blend definitely worth a try… Name: Mas Janeil Vintage: 2009 Producer: François Lurton SA Region/Country: Côtes du Roussillon-Village, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Grape Varietal(s): 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Syrah Consumed: At home on a Friday night (date night) Recommended By: The LCBO and Decanter (world wine awards commendation) Cost: $17.75 Bottle Presentation: Distinctive, … Read more

Wine Review – G. Marquis 2010 Epic

Surprisingly herbaceous, yet good with steak… Name: The Silver Line Epic Vintage: 2010 Producer: G. Marquis Vineyards Region/Country: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada Grape Varietal(s): Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Consumed: At home Recommended By: LCBO Cost: $29.75 Bottle Presentation: Classic, classy, clean, and distinctive Appearance: Medium ruby red Nose: Herbs, cedar, and leather Taste: Wood, … Read more

Wine Review – Peter Lehmann Wines Eight Songs Shiraz

I stand corrected! I actually found an Australian Shiraz I love… Name: 2012 Eight Songs Shiraz Vintage: 2012 Producer: Peter Lehmann Wines Region/Country: Barossa Valley, Australia Grape Varietal(s): Shiraz Consumed: At a tasting with the Chief Winemaker, Ian Hongell, at Sidedoor Restaurant in Ottawa Recommended By: The Chief Winemaker himself Cost: $39.95 at Vintages (LCBO) … Read more

Meet the Cast of Love Decanted – Antonella

“20 Questions” – Antonella Where would you go on a second date? It depends on where we went on the first date… Probably the theatre. What makes you laugh? My grandchildren. I love just listening to them talk among themselves. I’m smiling right now just thinking about the time Anthony tried to explain where babies … Read more

Meet The Cast of Love Decanted – Nicole

“20 Questions” – Nicole Where would you go on a second date? Somewhere chic, the latest hot spot in town. What makes you laugh? My best friend. I’ve never seen her back down from any situation, and some of the zingers that come out of her mouth are priceless. I’m laughing right now just thinking … Read more

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