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 ...here are a few reports and unconfirmed rumours from various sources. Some credible, others,... well.


 

Beppi Crosariol
 
June 5, 2019 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - The sun shines brightly on these B.C. wines

Some highlights....

"Moon Curser Dead of Night 2016, British Columbia

SCORE: 93 PRICE: $39.99

An uncommon, if not unique, blend of equal parts tannat and syrah. This is Moon Curser’s flagship red, a luscious, velvety cuvée with ripe fruit, cedar, dark chocolate and spice notes supported by tannat’s substantial, astringent tannins. The acidity is well-balanced, and there’s a savoury oak quality reminiscent of gran reserva Rioja. Marvellous for grilled lamb. Available direct through mooncurser.com."

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Time Posted: Jun 5, 2019 at 10:36 AM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - The sun shines brightly on these B.C. wines Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
May 29, 2019 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Wine, unplugged: 10 electric bottles without the heavy bass notes of toasty oak

Some highlights....

 

"MOON CURSER ARNEIS 2017, BRITISH COLUMBIA

PRICE: $22.99

RATING OUT OF 100 - 89

Almost effervescent, this zesty white based on Italy’s underappreciated arneis grape (and an oddity in the New World) comes across with nuances of tangerine, pear, honey and raw almond. Aromatic and vibrant. Available direct through mooncurser.com."

 

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Time Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:34 AM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Wine, unplugged: 10 electric bottles without the heavy bass notes of toasty oak Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
April 4, 2019 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Dead of Night 2016, British Columbia - 92 points

"Full-bodied, velvety and luscious. Generously fruited with blackberry and cassis, joined by dark chocolate, cedar and spices. An unusual 50/50 blend of syrah and tannat, matured in French oak (30 per cent of the barrels new). Serve it now with saucy red-meat dishes or cellar it for up to eight years. Available direct, mooncurser.com.

Year: 2016
Region: Okanagan Valley
Varietal: Red blend
Price: $39.99

RATING OUT OF 100 - 92"

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Time Posted: Apr 4, 2019 at 1:50 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Dead of Night 2016, British Columbia - 92 points Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
March 27, 2019 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Tannat or arneis, anyone? Canada’s grape crusaders embrace offbeat varieties

Some highlights...

"Moon Curser’s rich, ripe tannat is, in my opinion, far superior to many produced in France."

"Moon Curser may be the most ambitious grape crusader in Canada, but there are others breathing fresh air into an industry that for arguably too long has hitched its star to the secure familiarity of France’s big-name, blue-chip varieties, including not just riesling, cabernet and merlot but also chardonnay and pinot noir."

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Time Posted: Mar 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Tannat or arneis, anyone? Canada’s grape crusaders embrace offbeat varieties Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
April 4, 2017 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail - Dolcetto: Red Italian varietal creates wines that are like a smile in a bottle

"If wines were emojis, dolcetto would be that one with the grinning teeth and open eyes. It's a cheerful red par excellence. A smile in a bottle.

In a world where serious, cellar-worthy reds tend to dominate discourse, simpler, lighter fare can struggle for attention. Yet there's fun and happy pleasure to be had in many wines that offer more modest refreshment. Dolcetto is those things, too: refreshing and fun."

"In Italian, the name means "little sweet one," a reference to the dolcetto grape's low acidity. Despite its naturally sweet profile, though, wines made from the fruit are almost always dry." 

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Time Posted: Apr 4, 2017 at 2:49 PM Permalink to The Globe & Mail - Dolcetto: Red Italian varietal creates wines that are like a smile in a bottle Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
November 18, 2015 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail - Moon Curser Dead of Night 2012 - 90 pts

Here's an unusual blend for Canada, made from equal parts tannat and syrah. Tannat is a rare variety in North America, better known as the tannic red grape responsible for the wines of Madiran in southwest France and also as a signature grape of Uruguay. The astringent tannins have been kept in good control by Moon Curser, a fine winery known for growing offbeat European varieties. Read more Click Here.

Time Posted: Nov 18, 2015 at 9:56 AM Permalink to The Globe & Mail - Moon Curser Dead of Night 2012 - 90 pts Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
August 21, 2015 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail - It's a Region Known for Reds.......

Moon Curser's second arneis crop, harvested from young vines in 2014, proves that the variety can perform splendidly in the sunny south Okanagan, without the need for Piedmont's relatively cool, foggy climate. This superb effort, aggressively pruned to low fruit yields, is medium-bodied and rounded in texture, with ripe pear-like fruit enlivened by nuances of smoke, spice and minerality. Read more Click Here.

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2015 at 8:49 AM Permalink to The Globe & Mail - It's a Region Known for Reds....... Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 16, 2015 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail 0 Moon Curser 2013 Carmenere - 90 pts

Chile, move over. Moon Curser is working wonders with the South American country's signature red grape. And this is a wine worthy of comparison with some of Chile's better examples, which may be a consolation to those who find the price as frighteningly high as an Andes peak. Read more Click Here.

Time Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 9:34 AM Permalink to The Globe & Mail 0 Moon Curser 2013 Carmenere - 90 pts Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 27, 2013 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe & Mail - 7 sweet-scented wines that betray the tongue

by: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, July 27, 2013

When it comes to wine, the nose trumps the tongue almost every time. It’s one of the first lessons taught in wine schools. That protrusion below our eyes is capable of detecting thousands of scents, yet the tongue interprets just five basic sensations: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the vaguely meaty essence called umami. The sensory organs work in tandem, of course. We taste with both organs as we sip, taking in aromatic air as well as wine. But in rough scientific terms, when we “taste” such things as thyme, citrus or pepper, it’s mainly the nose talking to the mouth. Here’s the proof: If your nostrils are stuffed up from a cold, you don’t taste an awful lot, which is why kids sometimes plug their noses while eating broccoli... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM Permalink to The Globe & Mail - 7 sweet-scented wines that betray the tongue Permalink
Beppi Crosariol
 
July 25, 2013 | Beppi Crosariol

The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Pinot Noir 2011, British Columbia

By: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, July 25, 2013

It’s medium-bodied and very dry, with pleasantly dusty texture carrying dark-berry notes and nuances of beetroot, herbs and spice. Available from the winery... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM Permalink to The Globe and Mail - Moon Curser Pinot Noir 2011, British Columbia Permalink
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