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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Relax Riesling 2019

Mosel, Germany
2 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 86/100

Very Pale straw in colour with aromas of apple, peach, white floral and a hint of lime. It is off-dry, light bodied and is crisp, clean and refreshing. On the palate you get crisp green apples, peach, white grape fruit with a hint of honey sweetness. A great value wine, you can enjoy this on its own, pair with a green leafy salad or Asian dishes. Tasted on June 10, 2021.

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character White 2017

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

Colin scored this wine: 87/100

This Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer blend is pale straw in colour and with aromas of honeydew melon, pear, peach and rose. It is light bodied with mouth watering acidity and has flavours of white grapefruit and fresh green apple leading into a medium citrus finish. This will pair well with seafood and soft cheeses. Tasted on June 6, 2021

Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

California, United States
19 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 92/100

Deep dark ruby in colour with powerful aromas of raspberry, blackberry, plum, and vanilla. It is full bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins with juicy dark fruit flavours. As the name implies, this pairs perfectly with grilled red meats, I enjoyed it with a BBQ'd steak. Tasted on May 23, 2021.

Wairau Valley Reserve

Villa Maria Wairau Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
24 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 92/100

Very pale straw in colour with a green hue. It has strong aromas of pink grapefruit, passionfruit and herbs. It is medium bodied with mouthwatering acidity and lemon & citrus flavours leading into a medium long citrus finish. This will pair well with green leafy salads, soft white cheeses, seafood and chicken. Tasted on May 20, 2021.

Saint-Vincent Côtes du Rhône-Villages

Gabriel Meffre Saint-Vincent Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2019

Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France
31 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

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


First Wine

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


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.


Current Fav Wine

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir

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