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Tania Thomas

Tania Thomas CSW, WSET ADV

Stewart Family Reserve

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

V.Q.A. Bc, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
2954 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 96/100

Stewart Family's pinot passion is undeniable. The winery grows eight clones of pinot noir in its estate vineyards and is Canada’s largest producer of premium Pinot Noir. Rich and complex, it reminds of a classic red Burgundy. Elegant and fruit forward with intense ripe red fruit on the palate and a touch of spice & truffle, it is my absolute favourite. Pair it with a wild mushroom risotto for a extra special treat.

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2011

Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
3087 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 95/100

Fresh and dry with crisp acidity, rose petal nose and flavours of stone fruit, citrus and green apple. Lovely served as a patio sipper or paired with the Alpine style cheese, such as BC’s Alpine Gold to match its floral notes. Delightful!

Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore

Ferrari Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2002

Alto Adige Trentino D.O.C., Italy
2160 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 95/100

The most awarded Italian Sparkling Wine crafted with chardonnay grapes exclusively, comes with effortless elegance, unbeatable complexity and unique aging ability. Bursting with tropical aromas and flavours of ripe pineapple, creamy honey, a whiff of white floral notes and great minerality. Lingering white chocolate notes and an incredible complexity due to a ten-year maturation period on its lees. Enjoy this fabulous and luxurious sparkling wine on its own to get the full benefit of its undeniable greatness.

1865 Vineyard Limited Edition

San Pedro 1865 Vineyard Limited Edition Syrah 2012

1568 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 95/100

Wow, this is a truly exceptional wine. Beautifully intense and complex, crafted with great finesse. Fleshy and generous, with great structure. Aromas and flavours of ripe blackberries and plums with pronounced notes of black olives, rosemary and thyme. A hint of minerality. Smooth, ripe tannins. Closes with a long, elegant cedar-tinged finish. This is an excellent partner for a tray of charcuterie and mature cheeses. Drink now or if able to wait, this will reward for another 5+ years in the cellar. Tasted June 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

Gran Medalla

Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013

Mendoza, Argentina
1682 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 94/100

This stunning Argentinian Malbec at an incredible value hails from Mendoza’s Uco Valley. Beautifully articulated notes of ripe black cherries and plums with layers of dark fruit and mocha. Vinified in opulent style, it displays great structure and impressive fruit density. Fresh and vibrant palate with fine, silky tannins and well-balanced acidity. Closes in a lovely, long, elegant finish. Fantastic companion for grilled meats and charcuterie. Tasted February 2017. Tania Thomas – www.taniathomas.com.

Tania Thomas

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First Wine

Fruity Zin's grown and vinified by my grandfather


Unusual Wine Experience

At the age of 7, falling into the 500 litter oak barrel of fermenting grapes and sporting a lovely "pink" glow for a few days. That was when she first “fell” in love with wine :)


Current Fav Wine

Saint-Saturnin Le Clocher from sunny Languedoc





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