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

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

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