Category Archives: Riesling

Tastecamp Day 3: Leading the Way with Pinot

If you want to know if a wine region has potential, look to the best. There can always be stragglers and careless winemakers, but looking at what the top vignerons can do will really let you know the possibilities. Looking at the top wines we tasted over the weekend at Tastecamp, it’s clear that the Finger [...]
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TasteCamp day 1: Great riesling – and some surprising reds

That there would be a fair bit of riesling – and good riesling – to be had in the Finger Lakes region, in New York, was hardly a surprise. But I have to say that, even with a warning of sorts by Evan Dawson, one of the organizers of Tastecamp, I was surprised with the [...]
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Return to Tastecamp: off to the Finger Lakes

In the next three days, I’ll probably be tasting more riesling than I’ve ever tasted in my life. That’s because riesling is the number one grape in the Finger Lakes, host to the second edition of Tastecamp, a meeting of bloggers organized by Lenn Thompson of the blog formerly known as Lenndevours, and now more precisely [...]
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Tasting Note: 2006 Dry Riesling, Lamoreaux Landing, Finger Lakes

I can’t wait to visit the Finger Lakes, next spring. After the great time – and great wines – I had in Long Island, when I took part in TasteCamp, last May, I’m eager to discover more about the Empire State’s other great wine region. The couple of wines I had from the region, over the [...]
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Ontario’s best rieslings: a collective tasting on Spotlight Toronto (and two extra tasting notes)

It’s nice when social media pushes the idea of social forward, encouraging collective thinking and group efforts. Like this Ontario riesling project that was proposed to a small group of wine writers and professionals by Rick Van Sickle, of the St Catharines Standard, and Suresh Doss, of Spotlight Toronto. Six writers, including this guy who does [...]
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