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by bob parsons alberta
January 5th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Interesting Italian wines with dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: TNs: Interesting Italian wines with dinner

Foradori Teroldego..think I have seen an entry-level in town? I did dig up this TN on a white>>> 2011 Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Biance Vigneti delle Dolomiti. Cellared nicely, $35 Can. 12.5% alc, Lot 11/14. I did decant. Color has some orange tints, but varied opinions on the color. Lemon, spice...
by bob parsons alberta
January 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday hits and misses
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Holiday hits and misses

2017 Caves Vidigal Vinho Regional Lisboa Porta 6

Really enjoyed over new years. Easy drinking, with pronounced aromas and flavors. Light-bodied with a herbal and spicy lingering finish. from a magnum.
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2029

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:06 am
Going to a party with wine curious people. Bringing NV Delamotte and NV Henriot Souverain.
Delamotte..good man! champagne.gif
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2029

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Hoping for the usual Delamotte..plus a LAN Reserva.
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.

Happy New Year from Alberta!!
by bob parsons alberta
December 27th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freschello Vino Rosso
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Freschello Vino Rosso

I am not familiar with Freschello. Have you tasted Barbera d`Asti..some nice ones out there.
by bob parsons alberta
December 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2022

Re: What do you serve at parties?

From many tastings over the years the most popular white is: Dr. Loosen "Dr. L" Riesling Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Sparkling either Mumm Brut Prestige or Roederer Anderson's Valley This. Dr L and the Saint Cosme CdR are two of my go-tos for parties, as is the Roederer. Great values and tend to be ...
by bob parsons alberta
December 21st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

Baco Noir Frank...nice. I enjoy BN from Henry of Pelham Ont.
I should grab a Malivoire Marechal Foch, Ont. Just arrived downtown!
by bob parsons alberta
December 16th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12506
Views: 602991

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

N/V Delamotte Brut.
by bob parsons alberta
December 13th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2166

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Two nice wines and notes, Frank. Especially nice to see the sparkling chenin, which is definitely off the well trodden path. It sounds EXCELLENT. I have never had a chenin sparkler. Is the word "Petillant" an accurate descriptor of the bubbles in the wine? Thank you for joining in this week. -Jim T...
by bob parsons alberta
December 13th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2166

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

I`m game!! TN: 2009 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot. My last bottle of 3. Very good cork, 13% alc, decanted and served slightly chilled. Light purple rim, hint of bricking. Wonderful nose with olive, green pepper, cherry and "maybe raspberry" from across the table. Nose held up overnig...
by bob parsons alberta
December 11th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 40
Views: 2776

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Wine store owners back from Ontario. Big tastings all over the place but said Pearl Morissette wines the best in the provence.
by bob parsons alberta
December 11th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 946
Views: 63337

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Feuillatte Palmes d`Or Brut. Tasted today downtown, the 2006. Curious shaped bottle indeed. Had been opened a while, barely any bubbles. Pale gold yellow, apples, citrus, floral yeasty nose. Not mind blowing but liked the gingerbread on the finish.
by bob parsons alberta
December 8th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Paraje Altamira (Argentina, Mendoza)
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: TN: 2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Paraje Altamira (Argentina, Mendoza)

Sounds like a fun wine. Catena never fails to deliver eh.
by bob parsons alberta
November 24th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!

Sorry to say but just the regular bottle. Alberta prices..wow.
by bob parsons alberta
November 24th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!

Great stand up tasting downtown, 40 participants, titled "Mostly Champagne". I was pouring and taking care of food so limited time to really enjoy. Bubblies from NZ, Portugal and Austria put everyone in the mood..especially a nice NV Pittnauer Pitt-Nat Rose (Cols Austria). The NV Baron Fuente Grand ...
by bob parsons alberta
November 18th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montepulciano Help
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Montepulciano Help

Looks like a good thread to follow.
by bob parsons alberta
November 16th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11136
Views: 409935

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Very nice 2016 Ch. Labegorce at a tasting downtown.
by bob parsons alberta
November 10th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: TN: 2016 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)

Great note but hard to find in Alberta until the emails come in!
by bob parsons alberta
November 7th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who knows Jurançon Sec?
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: Who knows Jurançon Sec?

Archive.

I am about to go to a nearby dinner! Theme is Thai food so taking along a spatlese AND the 2012 Clos Thou, Supreme de Thou. !00% Petit Manseng and sweet......Stay tuned forumites. [cheers.gif]
by bob parsons alberta
November 2nd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2013 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva

N ice..picked up 2 last month.
by bob parsons alberta
November 1st, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vale da Perdiz Touriga Nacional Douro Cistus
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vale da Perdiz Touriga Nacional Douro Cistus

We all hope your good wife is doing well. The TN sounds nice....Q do Vale is top drawer imo.
by bob parsons alberta
October 31st, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not Douro!!
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Not Douro!!

Have access to some Colares vintages here in Alberta.
by bob parsons alberta
October 29th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not Douro!!
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Not Douro!!

Great tasting downtown at my fave winestore where I help out at tastings. Stand up, 7 wines from areas such as Lisboa, Dao, Tras-os-Montes. Annabelle from Portugal is a store co-owner and presented all the wines in a very informative manner. Food was cheese etc, 10% discount on wines purchased. 1) 2...
by bob parsons alberta
October 20th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

Great write up and pics..thanks.
by bob parsons alberta
September 28th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Box-wine and Camping
Replies: 51
Views: 2018

Re: Box-wine and Camping

When I am camping in the Canadian Rockies, I take wine and water in a seperate cooler and hope find ice once in a while.
I should look for one of those plug in coolers eh. Anyone seen those $$$$ Vita coolers.
by bob parsons alberta
September 23rd, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4384

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

TN: 2017 Weingut Janus Herxheimer Chardonnay Spatlese Trocken. Staff downtown tipped me off regards this chardonnay. $22 Cdn, nice label presentation. Light lemon color and an enticing nose...tropical fruits, floral, peach with tones of minerality. Initial entry thought was off-dry, good acidity an...
by bob parsons alberta
September 16th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass
Replies: 49
Views: 3297

Re: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass

I would be able to watch a couple of minutes before going back to watch train videos.
Watch Phil Swift plugging Flex Glue..now that is a masterclass.
by bob parsons alberta
September 13th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4384

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Good points here. In my experience, you like to have a dry riesling, have an Oz one from Pewsey Vale [cheers.gif] .
by bob parsons alberta
September 9th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

The wines I have tried from Georgia had some noted tannins, found that of interest.
by bob parsons alberta
September 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Le P'tit Paysan 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: TN: Le P'tit Paysan 2016

Ian..do you have an agent in Canada.
by bob parsons alberta
September 7th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9306

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Just opened a delicious chard from Weingut Herzheimer, a Spatlese Trocken. $24 Cdn!
by bob parsons alberta
September 1st, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8488

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Funny really. Fox Creek Shiraz in the old days but now just look for OZ whites!
by bob parsons alberta
August 31st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2448

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

I have had some nice 2012 Flick wines from the Rheingau.
by bob parsons alberta
August 29th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

Another vote for Domaine de L'Idylle.
by bob parsons alberta
August 29th, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2448

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

Very good thread here. I have various German rieslings in the cellar..mainly Kabinett and I am hoping they will continue to age nicely.
by bob parsons alberta
August 28th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My recent 2009 Le Clos Guillot Chinon
Replies: 3
Views: 467

My recent 2009 Le Clos Guillot Chinon

TN: 2009 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot. My last bottle of 3. Very good cork, 13% alc, decanted and served slightly chilled. Light purple rim, hint of bricking. Wonderful nose with olive, green pepper, cherry and "maybe raspberry" from across the table. Nose held up overnight. Initia...
by bob parsons alberta
August 6th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 40
Views: 2776

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Great thread and good info on the new Riesling producers. I have access to Fox Run here in AB.
by bob parsons alberta
August 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some British Columbia Wineries
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Some British Columbia Wineries

I have some experience of BC wines so nice thread here. Burrowing Owl wines are not as good as they were and friends had a terrible tasting room experience earlier this year. Wild Goose is top drawer especially their P Gris.
by bob parsons alberta
June 30th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 946
Views: 63337

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

tasting last night downtown..."Summer Bubbles". A very nice NV Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut but the 2009 Pol Roger Vintage Brut ($99.99) was a clear winner. Nicely matured and a terrific finish, some thought still young maybe?

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