Blog Posts - Cabernet Sauvignon



Niagara Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1 of 2

The first day of my 2-day visit to Niagara for the annual Grape & Wine Festival was on September 17. We visited 4 wineries on this day, two in Twenty Valley and two in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Our first stop was at Magnotta Winery to whet our appetite...

Ontario's Southwest City Fare 2016

In my continuing series of wines tasted in May, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Ontario's Southwest City Fare that was put on by the iYellow Wine Club. This food and wine event was held at 99 Sudbury and spanned two rooms - the 99 Gall...

Arboleda Wine Tasting with Emily Faulconer

In late-May, I had the pleasure of tasting the wines of Arboleda from Chile with winemaker Emily Faulconer. The venue was El Catrin, in the Distillery District, where after tasting through the Arboleda portfolio, we had the opportunity to try the win...

Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (South Africa) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine just arrived at the LCBO last week and is now widely available throughout the province.The grapes for this Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from the Somerset West vineyards, planted in decomposed shale and Stellenbosch vine...

EastDell Pinot Grigio 2015 and Black Cab 2014 - Ontario Wines for Canada Day Long Weekend

Here are a pair of fun summer wines suitable for the patio or relaxing at the cottage. Both the EastDell Pinot Grigio and the Black Cab have been on shelves at the LCBO for many years, but the latest vintage for each wine arrives with a brand new loo...

Top Wines from Savour Australia Wine Tasting - May 2016

This mid-May tasting titled "Savour Australia" featured wines from about 25 wineries and was held in a compact room at George Restaurant on Queen Street East. At times, the room felt very small due to the high number of people in attendance. Overall,...

May 28 VINTAGES Release: Veneto + Judgment of Paris

The May 28 VINTAGES Release will be on shelves this coming Saturday and features the wines from Veneto as its main theme, while the mini-theme features the players from the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting.We'll begin with the secondary theme that hono...

A Second Visit: Flora Springs Gamut, NV First Release

We made a gallant attempt to give up wine during Lent. With Lent in the rearview mirror, it was time to revisit a favorite from the cellar. Second Bottle Sipping We first tasted Gamut two years ago. I’m a fan of Flora Springs winery and this propr...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Mar 31, 2016

Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (Argentina) - Wine Review

This savoury, earthy red wine was purchased more than 6 years ago from the November 7, 2009 LCBO VINTAGES Release, well before I starting blogging about wine. It's unfortunate that after the 2006 vintage there were only two vintages that were release...

Top 4 Australian Wine Varieties: The Reds

Hosting the fourth largest wine industry in the world, Australia produces some truly amazing drops and some of our wineries are world renowned. There are wineries in every Australian state and some of our most highly regarded wine regions include Coo...
by Taste Canowindra Blog on Jan 8, 2016

Corona de Aragon Crianza 2011

Estas fechas que nos acercan al fin de año son tambien propicias para abrirnos un poco el corazón, y cuando recibí noticia de este vino, y de su caracter benéfico, no tardé en solicitar mas información; curiosamente, de esta bodega, de una de s...
by Bodega Ateneo on Dec 22, 2015

Southbrook Poetica Red 2012 (Niagara) - Wine Review

The final instalment of wines from Southbrook Vineyards is the Poetica Red from their top-of-the-line "Poetica" collection. I wrote a brief introduction about this collection of wines during my review of their 2012 Poetica Chardonnay.Featured on the...

PoggioVerrano Dròmos 2005 (Tuscany) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a very special red wine that'll be in LCBO VINTAGES on November 14th.This wine comes from Tenuta PoggioVerrano, located in the Maremma wine region in southern Tuscany. The vineyards are 27 hectares in size with rocky soils of calcar...

Dominio de Manciles Crianza 2011

Una sensación parecida a la persona de la foto siento cuando exploras internet buscando datos y noticias de la D.O. Arlanza y te das cuenta que, quitando apenas cuatro colegas y webs , uno se siente predicando en el desierto , o como en la foto, sen...
by Bodega Ateneo on Aug 3, 2015

Greek Wine Party at iYellow Wine Club

On May 5th, I had the pleasure of attending a Greek Wine Tasting Party hosted at the iYellow Wine Cave. The evening was filled with Greek fare such as olives, cheese, dessert, and other traditional Greek foods that were served alongside more than 30...

Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2004

No todos los días se celebra un nacimiento, y no todos los días se celebra el cierre de un círculo, una larga espera como la que este vino ha tenido , antes de la noche de aquel viernes cerca de Zaragoza ; celebrábamos en nacimiento de Laura , oj...
by Bodega Ateneo on May 5, 2015

Five Fun Facts About Cabernet Sauvignon

From The Archives… To help whet your whistle, here are five interesting facts about Cabernet Sauvignon (courtesy of Wikipedia and Snooth): Despite its prominence in the industry, the grape is a relatively new variety. It’s the product of a chanc...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Mar 20, 2015

Faust 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

In German folklore, Faust is a scholar who becomes disenchanted with life and makes a deal with the devil in exchange for another chance at youth. While we certainly do not recommend deals like that – this wine is powerfully good. We popped open th...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Mar 10, 2015

California Vineyards Robert Mondavi

California has a long and storied vineyard history. Despite the emergence of successful, smaller vineyards on the East Coast of the United States as far north as the finger lakes area of New York, California wine country, primarily Napa Valley and So...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 5, 2015

Dry Creek Vineyard 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon in Dry Creek Valley is relatively unknown. Dry Creek Valley is much more widely known for superb Zinfandel. Surprisingly, the valley has almost as much Cab planted as Zinfandel. Conditions are great for Cabernet grapes with long d...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Feb 16, 2015


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