Month: June 2017

Australia Up Close Tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

2017 Australia Up Close Tasting – Toronto

Modern, young university-educated Australian winemakers are injecting fresh energy into the industry. The tidal wave of heavily extracted, jammy, high alcohol wines started to fade, and is slowly being replaced by fresh, light to medium weight, fruity, acid driven and food friendly wines. Winemakers are busy highlighting rationality, diversity, balance, […]

2017 Chianti Classico Tasting – Toronto
Wine Wine Reviews

2017 Chianti Classico Tasting – Toronto

Chianti wine was mentioned at the beginning of the 15th century, but officially delimited by Cosimo III, Grand Duke Of Tuscany, in 1716. Now there are two distinct areas – Chianti Classico ( as per 1716 declaration), and Chianti surrounding the original area. Since, the first classification, Chianti has gone […]

Volcanic Wines
Book Reviews

Volcanic Wines

Volcanic Wines takes the notion of terroir to new heights. Every serious wine drinker knows enough about the importance of terroir and makes his/her buying decisions accordingly. John Sazbo goes into minute detail about the overarching theme and link between a wide range of grape varieties and volcanic wine regions. […]