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Georgian Wine through the Ages…from Antiquity to Today

Georgian wine qvevri photo credit: Wines of Georgia The history of Georgian wine is a fascinating tale… Archeological evidence to date suggests that Georgia has the most ancient winemaking traditions in the world. Researchers uncovered 8000-year-old clay vessels at a…

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Vegan Wines…What they are & how to find them!

Vegan wines… You would be forgiven for finding this idea puzzling. After all, wine is just fermented grape juice. How could it not be vegan friendly? Well, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. Side note: I have also…

Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
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Why You Need to Taste Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Photo credit: Sacred Hill Wine Picture a crisp, steely, cool climate style of Chardonnay. Now, dial up the fruit ripeness several notches. Add a little more mid-palate weight and richness. Et voila, you have the basic outline of Hawkes…

Canadian Sparkling Wine
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TIS THE SEASON FOR CANADIAN SPARKLING WINE

The Canadian sparkling wines produced today are a far cry from the bad old days of Baby Duck. Quality sparkling wine producers are cropping up from Nova Scotia to British Columbia at an impressive rate. And what really sets…

week-end wine recommendations
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WEEK-END WINE RECOMMENDATIONS

Photo credit: giselaatje (souce: Pixabay) December is upon us and, here in Québec, the mood is a little bleak. Covid cases are soaring. The government has reversed their decision to allow a confinement break over Christmas and all the usual…

wines from the medoc
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EIGHT APPELLATIONS, EIGHT WINES FROM THE MÉDOC

Photo credit: Philippe Caumes The Médoc region of Bordeaux is famous for its cru classés châteaux and its refined, ageworthy Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot blends. However, wines from the Médoc can also be incredibly affordable, offering great value for every day consumption. Médoc…

Torres Antologia
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TASTING THE TORRES ANTOLOGIA WINES

The Familia Torres Antologia wines are a collection of the Spanish powerhouse winery’s top five bottlings. According to Torres, this range represents the family’s most prized terroirs – they hold cherished historical significance, with a combination of old vines,…

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SIX WINES FOR THE WEEK-END

SIX WINES FOR THE WEEK-END! The week-end is here, and yes, you may be thinking to yourself…meh, week day, week-end, what difference does it make? Wine. Wine is the difference. We can’t go out to restaurants at the moment,…