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Jane Staples

Jane Staples Certified Sommelier

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2 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

Celebrating spring with this crisp Pinot Grigio Rosé from Italy's Veneto region. Lovely strawberry, ripe pear and herbal notes. Food friendly with charcuterie, goat cheese or Mediterranean fare such as Ratatouille. Tasted April 2019

Pure Black

Trapiche Pure Black Malbec 2017

Mendoza, Argentina
4 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

A 100% Malbec from Argentina's Mendoza region. Called "Pure" because it was crafted with out oak ageing, so that the pure fruit flavours of this varietal are optimized. Dark ruby with intense aromas of Damson Plum, dark cherries and blackberries. Smooth and satiny on the palate with concentrated plum, blueberry, cassis, mocha and subtle spice. Delicious mocha notes on finish. It paired well with chili. Tasted April 2019

11 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 76/100

A friend brought this over, attracted by the 96 pt. rating. I was disappointed. The flavours are muddy, with neither the fruitiness nor acidity I would expect from this blend. Would not buy this again. Tasted April 2019


Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
12 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

Elegant and balanced, crafted from 100% PEC fruit. Shows lots of red plums, cherries, earth, with mocha, white pepper and characterisitic County minerality. Taught and well-structured, with excellent acidity. Look for it in Vintages in Sept. 2019 Tasted April 2019 @tasteontario

Leaning Post Rosé 2018

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
12 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

A refreshing extra-dry rosé, showing complex notes of strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, herbs and slight florals. Good mid-palate weight. Perfect for sipping on the patio and pairing with a variety of foods, from savoury olives and charcuterie to Mediterranean fare. Excellent value. Tasted April 2019 @tasteontario

Jane Staples

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Memorable Wine

Perrier-Jouet Champagne on the plane home from Paris.


First Wine

Folonari Valpolicella


Current Fav Wine

Australian Shiraz-Grenache blends.

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