Tasting and loving the wines of Lombardy

Last week I had the opportunity to taste some amazing sparkling, white, roses and red wines from this fabulous region. Here are some of the highlights.

Quaquarini Francesco

Starting with the very refreshing Pinot Nero Brut, I then tasted the 2010 Blau Pinot Nero which is aged one year in barrel and one year in bottle before being released. Next up was the tart and tasty Poggio Anna Barbera (90% Barbera, 10% Croatina), Finally, my favorite which was the Buttafuoco La Guasca (60% Croatina, 30% Barbera, 10% Ughetta di Canneto), just lovely tannins here reminding me very much of a Barbaresco!

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Holiday Picks from December 8th Vintages release

For the Rich Uncle: 2007 Darioush “Duel” Napa Valley $48.95
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz bursting with ripe, black Napa fruit that will be sure to impress!

For the Wine Geek: 2010 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany $18.95
Wine geeks love Riesling and this one from the Rheingau is exceptional.

For the Flirty Gal:
Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Italy $17.95
A dry Prosecco that pairs well with oysters or stone crab or just as delicious on its own.

For the Young Professional: 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State $19.95
This easy to drink now Cabernet will impress your friends and introduce them to the great wines of Washington State!

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Lorie’s Vintages Picks for September 15, 2012

Lots of great wines this week and I was able to taste all of my recommendations, so, get your Vintages Catalogue and let’s start shopping!

White Wine

Ontario Pick

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Lorie’s Vintages Picks for June 9, 2012

I recently tasted these amazing wines at the LCBO, so, get your Vintages catalog and let’s start shopping! All wines will be available for purchase in Vintages on Saturday, June 9.

White Wine

Chardonnay Pick

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Lorie’s Vintages Picks for April 14, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, April 14. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

Unfortunately this month I did not have the opportunity to taste all the wines I’m going to recommend to you today, however, some of the wines I have tasted in the restaurants where I work and with others I have had previous vintages and can give you my sommelier guarantee that this vintage will be equally as delicious. So, get your Vintages Catalogue and let’s start shopping!

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Lorie’s Vintages Picks for March 31, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, March 31. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

Unfortunately this month I did not have the opportunity to taste all the wines I’m going to recommend to you today, however, some of the wines I have tasted in the restaurants where I work and with others I have had previous vintages and can give you my Sommelier guarantee that this vintage will be equally as delicious.

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Lorie’s LCBO Vintages Picks For March 17, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, March 17. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

Sparkling

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Lorie’s LCBO Vintages Picks for March 3, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, March 2. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

White Wine Picks

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Lorie’s LCBO Vintages Picks for February 18, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, February 18. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

My Sparking Pick

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Lorie’s LCBO Vintages Picks for February 4, 2012

All of my picks are from the LCBO Vintages magazine for the release date of Saturday, February 4. If you have a magazine already, feel free to make notes, just like I do.

White Wine Picks

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