All posts by Zoltan Szabo

  • 2012 Rosé, Sue – Ann Staff

    Niagara Peninsula This is a Riesling – based wine with a little bit of Cabernet Franc blended in it and adding the pale pink colour; red apple, citrus and floral nuances come across the bouquet; it’s light...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – Barbecue Season Tribute

    As a salute to the arrival of spring and the outdoor barbecue/entertaining season, Zoltan Szabo has provided us with not one, but three outstanding wines for this weeks #WineWednesday.   2012 Beaujolais – Villages ‘Fleurie’ Villa Ponciago Burgundy, France ...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • 2010 Persuasion ‘Dragon Blend’ by Arlene Dickinson

    Sonoma County, California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend made at Canadian – owned Thomas George Estate; deep purple colour; aromas of black cherry, cassis, nutmeg, black truffle, rosemary, sandalwood and purple flowers; full and succulent with plenty...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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  • Wine List Review: Grano

    Italo – Canadese institution of gastro – culture. In business for almost thirty years now, family owned and operated, the epiphany of classic trattoria and genuine accoglienza; the two pages – long wine list got most of...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – 2012 Pinot Grigio

    2012 Pinot Grigio, Flat Roof Manor Western Cape, South Africa Aromas and flavours of pear skin, peaches, honeydew melon and an undercurrent of smoky – savoury trait; light and refreshing @lcbo $11.25 under screw cap and ready,...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Wine List Reco: Sher – E – Punjab

    The mornings are getting sunnier, the days are getting longer and people are starting to come out of hibernation, which means there will be plenty seeking for useful information about where to venture out for dinner after...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • 2010 Tamâioasa Româneasca ‘ 7 Sins ‘ Vincon Vrancea

    Podgoria Huși, Romania Muscatel aka Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, one of the oldest vitis vinifera grapes, this comes from vineyards located in Moldova; light golden and bright in colour; lemon balm, chamomile and honey – smelling;...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • 2011 Occultum Lapide, M. Chapoutier

    Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages, France This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, grown in schistous and limestone – rich soils; blueberry, raspberry, smoky – savoury – green coffee with an undercurrent of intriguing musk and animalité nuances...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – Amontillado

    Escuadrilla ‘Solera Reserva’ Rare Amontillado, Lustau Jerez, Spain Sherry lovers’ sherry !! and a stunner !! light amber in colour; think of the smell of lemon crème brulée, wood burning oven and salty nuts, or dried algae...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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