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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011


Beppi: Initially sweet, it soon becomes spicy, then serves up coal dust and smoke, like a potable Dickens novel. A salty tang balances the sweetness on the gently oaky, dry finish. Laphroaig is Prince Charles’s favourite. The future king knows his dram – a good sign for the monarchy. 95/100. 
2009 Church & State Coyote Bowl Syrah this year’s Red Wine of the Year at the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards! In a handy 3-pak from my favourite daughter with the 2009 Pinot Noir frm the Brentwood Bay vineyard and the 2010 Gewurtztraminer from the Okanagan Black Sage Bench Gravelbourg vineyard.