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The Cab Project from BlankBottle | April 18, 2018

6 different bottles of Cabernet from South Africa’s cult winemaker $44.99 / bottle (6 btls/cs) Pieter Walser famously doesn’t put any details on his bottles. Consider it a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. He once had a woman visit his garage-style winery looking for ‘anything but Syrah’, which, as a test, […]

2016 Patrick Piuze Offer | April 3, 2018

There’s Chablis and then there’s Patrick Piuze. The French Canadian owned a wine bar in Montreal before deciding that he needed to get his hands dirty. He had a chance encounter with Marc Chapoutier (of the famous Northern Rhone winery) in the early days when he was working out west as a server. Chapoutier connected […]

The Lifford Grand Tasting Is Back | March 23, 2018

The Grand Tasting is Back.  Join us! Taste through a collection of our favourite wines and meet the folks from around the world who make them. Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30-9:00PM The Globe and Mail Centre 351 King St E, Toronto    You will have the opportunity to sample the latest offerings from over fifty stellar producers from […]

Wine of the Week | Premium Verdicchio – The Jewel Of The Marche | March 21, 2018

GAROFOLI, Marche, Italy 2014 ‘Podium’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi  $36.99 (6 btls/cs) Like so many other things from the nineties, Verdicchio is back! Italy’s coastal Marche region is home to some of the best-value wines the country has to offer with Montepulciano-based reds and serious whites from the native Pecorino and Verdicchio grapes. It’s easy […]

Wine of the Week | Il Poggione 2012 Brunello Riserva | March 8, 2018

It’s here! Well, it’s in Italy. Reserve now for delivery in June.  Another sensational release from this legendary producer!    There is a reason that Il Poggione has a cult following. Lovers of fine Brunello know that year after year the historic Tuscan winery produces one of the best-value bottles in all of Montalcino. The […]