A Sense of Wine

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February 2010


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February 22, 2010

BruceWhile re-arranging my “wine cellar”, I found a case of wine at the bottom of some cases of empty bottles. The wine must have been there for a few years because I don’t re-arrange that area too often.



Sigh... I'll never be sure as to what it was.
Sigh… I’ll never be sure.


Usually, this would be cause for celebration, but here is my problem – the bottles are not labeled and there is nothing written on the box. I have 12 bottles (11 now, had to test one) of a totally AMAZING red wine, but I can’t be sure as to what it is! I would definitely make this wine again if I knew what it was. So here is some advice for everyone: Don’t trust your memory! Write it down, use a journal, write on the instructions, use the Wine Sense wine logs, keep track of when you do the stages of your wine making. Most importanty… LABEL YOUR WINES!

Don’t trust your memory. Write it down. (Didn’t I just say that, must have slipped my mind…)


Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Hwy)

 ps Based on my tasting notes, my (questionable) memory, the quality of the wine and my palate- I think the mystery wine is the Selection Estate Series Crushendo Montagnac Syrah/Mourvedre.

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