Tag: Windsor Square

Drinking And Fighting – Robert Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in Wine Reviews on November 19, 2014

(TORONTO, ON) – On November 22, Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, and Chris Algieri, of the USA, will square off in Macau, China, at the Venetian Hotel. Manny really must beat Algieri to retain his credibility and finish off his career in the highest orbit by then moving on to fight Floyd Mayweather. Now, if […]

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Colchester Ridge Best Wine In Canada – Robert Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Red Wines, Wine Reviews on January 1, 2014

(TORONTO, ON) – When I review a wine I usually spend at least 15 minutes with it. Strangely this year, while travelling I tried close to 200 wines, but most were sampled in under a minute. I will not include these “quickies” in my list but note amongst the quickies Portuguese and Spanish wines impressed […]

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The CREW Cult – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on May 17, 2013

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – The term “cult wine” means extremely small batch production usually at a very high price, and not available to the general public. The CREW 2008 Vintner’s Cabernet Sauvignon clocks in at $50. That is a mighty hefty price for Lake Erie North Shore and risks eliminating many […]

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CREW Rides The Wave – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on May 17, 2013
CREW Rides The Wave – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – On Saturday 11 May 2013 CREW shows up in an LCBO Vintages Release with its classic 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Some 226 cases are in the LCBO system, ready to be snapped up by consumers, and it’s selling very well. I rated this wine in 2011 and it’s […]

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Best Wines Of 2012 – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on December 27, 2012
Best Wines Of 2012 – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Over 91 Club; the quality of wines crossing the desk of the Square Media Group in 2012 has been high. The quality of wines just keeps improving probably because the wine world is replete with passionate producers wishing to produce the highest quality wines given the terroir and grape varieties they […]

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Sixty-Seven Hours In Windsor – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News on November 29, 2012
Sixty-Seven Hours In Windsor – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

(WINDSOR, ON) – November 22/2012 6:30 p.m. Arrived in the newly located Panorama Lounge at Union Station in Toronto where I am waiting to board VIA 1 to Windsor. The Panorama Lounge has lost its former 1980 dowdiness and is in a beautiful setting with impressive Art Deco lighting, marble floors and columns. Comfortable leather […]

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Taking A W-EekEnd Getaway – Ed Arditti, Windsor Square

Filed in News on November 26, 2012

The Windsor Square wine writer and movie reviewer, Robert Stephen, came to town last weekend. It’s the first time that we had met in person after about 20 years although obviously we e-mail and talk to each other over the telephone because of his writing at the Square. We worked together on a massive white-collar […]

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Cruising With CREW – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on July 30, 2012
Cruising With CREW – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

(WINDSOR, ON) – CREW’s 2008 Merlot has a nice dose of earth and funkiness on the nose. I was a bit worried about the funkiness but it dissipates quickly with a few swirls but there is enough of it to create an interesting aroma mixed with ripe sour cherries, charcoal and sweet rhubarb pie. Intriguing […]

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Where’s The Wine? – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on March 22, 2012

(TORONTO, ON) – Despite the fact that I was admitted to last year’s 2011 Toronto Star Wine and Cheese Show with full media privileges I was refused media access to the 2012 Show this Sunday “as there is not enough information about you” according to the ladies at the front desk in the media registration […]

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New York City Wrap-Up – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on March 8, 2012

(NEW YORK, NY) – Yes I know I am a bit nuts about New York City. Love those honey roasted peanuts from the carts! Having visited New York close to 100 times over three decades I have seen the rough times where you had to be careful to walk close to the curb to avoid […]

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