’06 Chateau Lassegue St. Emilion Grand Cru

Rarely am I disappointed in trying new wines, you expect some atypical results, but I will keep this post brief as I definitely was in this case. Sure, I knew the year going in wasn't a great one. In fact Jancis Robinson has an article dedicated to it, click here to have a peek. Either... Continue Reading →


’13 Cantina di Negrar “Le Roselle” Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso

When I first got into wine I avoided Italian wine at all costs. Drank if offered, sure, but that was about it. Not because I didn't like it; not because it was expensive - I avoided it because I had no clue how to choose.  And... boy was I missing out. Of the top 10 wines I have had in... Continue Reading →

’08 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta

On sale for nearly 20% off at Keg n Cork, I was drawn to this 80% Carmenere/20% Cabernet Sauvignon because frankly I had never heard of it. After a bit of research it seems that Neyen makes this one single red blend. I kind of respect that in this age of diversified offerings. Foxtrot in... Continue Reading →

’10 Chateau de Camarsac

Reigning from Bordeaux, I shared this bottle with friends on New Years during probably the most infuriating and disappointing dining experience I've had. In the interest of brevity I will not approach those demons here but will say that a certain French restaurant next to Sabor in Edmonton has lost several customers. All that said... Continue Reading →

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