From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.

March 12, 2013: RH Phillips 2001 Toasted Head Merlot (California)

14 Mar 2013


Earlier this week I posted a piece for Ottawa Life about California Merlot which garnered a short conversation on Facebook between someone who loves Merlot and someone who finds it to be a vile weed (but a good blending grape).  I would have to say that lately I have tasted quite a few really good Merlots made in Ontario from the 2010 vintage - but that really has nothing to do with this wine ...
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March 8, 2013: Luis Felipe Edwards 2010 Roussanne Gran Reserva (Chile)

12 Mar 2013


It's a beautiful Friday night, time to celebrate the weekend ... we crack a bottle of Henry of Pelham Cuvee Catharie Rose Brut as we sit back with a small tray of California rolls ... they seem to go wonderfully together.  After dinner the need for something else strikes me and my wife says, "surprise me" - I know that if I go for red she'll turn her nose up in a minute, so I locate a white I've been looking forward to drinking ever since I brought it into the house in the early part of the winter ...
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