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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Break-In

The Organized Crime Break-In Pinot Noir 2017

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
1 day, 12 hours ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Light ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, leather and cigar smoke. It is light bodied with medium acidity and low tannins with flavours of cherries and baking spice on the palate. This will pair well with most cheeses, salmon, grilled chicken and grilled pork. Tasted on June 5, 2020,

Angels Gate Winery Gewurztraminer 2017

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

Colin scored this wine: 89/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of lychee, peach and rose. It is medium bodied with mouth water acidity and flavours of white grapefruit, lychee and spice. This will pair well with seafood or Asian dishes. Tasted on May 3, 2020.

Temperance Red

Westcott Vineyards Temperance Red 2018

Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
54 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Light ruby in colour with aromas of plum, black cherry and tobacco. It is light bodied with medium acidity and low tannins with black cherry and blackberry flavours and has a long red berry finish. It is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Gamay grapes. It is recommended to service it slightly chilled. Tasted on March 2, 2020 at Taste Ontario in Ottawa.

Elevation St. Urban Vineyard

Vineland Estates Winery Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2018

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
54 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of minerality, pear, lychee and lemon. It is light, crisp and clean with medium acidity. It is off-dry with flavours of pear and lemon. with a medium pear/sweet finish. This will pair well with spicy or Asian dishes. Tasted on March 2, 2020 at Taste Ontario in Ottawa.

Estate Grown

Broken Stone Winery Estate Grown Chardonnay 2018

Prince Edward County, V.Q.A., Canada
54 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 89/100

Straw in colour with aromas of butter and green apple that repeat on the palate. It is medium bodied and with mouthwatering acidity with a short buttery finish. This will pair well with poultry and medium cheeses. It is made from 100% Prince Edward Country fruit, with 50% being Estate grown. Tasted on March 2, 2020 at Taste Ontario in Ottawa.

Colin McKone

Memorable Wine

Mike Weir Cabernet Merlot 2005, I enjoyed this wine so much I decided to try others which started my continuing journey with wine

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First Wine

A sparkling wine in 1984 that my Dad gave me after the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

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Unusual Wine Experience

Not a single experience but going back and trying wines I previously hated only to discover they were really good. I have discovered a lot of wine I love by giving them a second chance.

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Current Fav Wine

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
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