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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde Certified Sommelier

Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2018

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
148 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A bright and lively Gamay! Invigorating aromas of sweet cherries, violets and a hint of vanilla carry through to a spicy cherry finish. A beautiful expression of Gamay, from the Niagara region that does it best! Tasted March 2020.

White Collection

Soho White Collection Pinot Gris 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
156 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Spring is in the air! Aromas of white peach, lime and violets that carry through to a persistent zesty lime flavour. Pairs beautifully with goat cheese salad or light creamy pasta dishes. Tasted March 2020.

Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2017

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
167 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Radiant red in the glass, with a heady combination of aromas including iris flowers, cherries and white pepper. Flavours pull through to a tangy cherry finish. Wonderful with pesto based dishes, or mixed cheese and antipasto plates. Enjoy now or lie down for another few years. Tasted February 2020.

Five Vineyards

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2018

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
176 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

Fresh and lively! Aromas of crisp red apple and lime swirl in the glass, carrying through to a zesty lime finish. This un-oaked white pairs perfectly with goat cheese salads, or to cut through creamy pasta sauces. Tasted February 2020.

Limited Edition M de Minuty

Ashley Mary Limited Edition M de Minuty Rosé 2018

Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France
268 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

South of France in a glass! Enticing aromas of cranberry, white flowers and a hint of bergamot pull through to a persistent citrus finish. Wonderful with light pasta dishes or simple pizza. Tasted November 2019.

Lynn Van Der Linde

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Memorable Wine

The 6th Sense Syrah


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Current Fav Wine

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award