Mitolo Cabernet Sauvignon, Pietranera Brunello: Best Cellar Wines in LCBO December 8

By Gaby Israel The December releases are known to be the most expensive releases at the LCBO. Out of the very many great wines that are offered in the Dec 8 release, I have chosen the following top 3 wines for the cellar: Australia – MITOLO SERPICO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (659599) – $57.95 I remember seeing a TV show in the late 70s called Serpico. Serpico was a famous New York police officer who wasn’t afraid to ‘work against the grain’ and in doing so exposed immense depth of police corruption in the era. With Mitolo Serpico the winemaker aimed […]

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Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Wine Tasting Paired With Wit

By Mari Kane In late October, I attended a winemaker dinner with Joel Peterson, winemaker and “Godfather of Zinfandel” from Ravenswood Vineyards in Sonoma, California. The event was held at the Flying Pig in Vancouver’s Yaletown, and as we tucked into plates of comfort food, Peterson stood up and began telling stories about the wines he brought to pair. The result was a humorous blend of history lesson and standup comedy that made me homesick for Sonoma. My favorite story was about Teldeschi Vineyards since my friend, Bill Wertzberger, makes his wine at the F. Teldeschi winery which I have […]

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