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UPDATE: FREE TRADE FOR CANADIAN WINES

UPDATE: Free Trade for Canadian Wines Last summer, I wrote the article below bemoaning Canada’s archaic laws that prohibit the cross-border movement of alcohol. A year later, while there has been some movement, free trade for Canadian wines (and…

Canadian Wine
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WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK (MORE) CANADIAN WINE

Photo credit: Wines of British Columbia, WineBC.com Because it is delicious. Voila. Enough said. End of article. Seriously though, Canadian wine has come a hell of a long way in a very short time. There have never been so many…

the wines of domaine louis michel
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TASTING THE WINES OF DOMAINE LOUIS MICHEL & FILS

The wines of Domaine Louis Michel epitomize all that I love in top Chablis. They are pure, precise, and incredibly elegant in a lean, steely style that, while understated, remain incredibly complex and powerfully structured. Established in 1850, the…

how to read a wine label
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HOW TO READ A WINE LABEL

Have you ever stopped to actually read a wine label? I mean, not just a quick glance at the picture of a stately Château or a cheeky hippo, but really taken a few seconds to peruse the contents of…

best rosé wines
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HOW TO FIND THE BEST ROSÉ WINES

You know that spring has arrived when stacks of rosé wine start hitting the wine shops. From still to sparkling, dry to sweet, pale pink to deep fuscia , there is a huge diversity of styles when it comes…

the wines of michel sarrazin
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TASTING THE WINES OF DOMAINE MICHEL SARRAZIN

The Burgundian fog hung thick and relentless in the air as I guided my flashy fiat along the A6 southward to Givry. Exiting the highway at Chalon-sur-Saône, I was amazed to see how quickly I found myself ambling along…

the wines of domaine trapet
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TASTING THE WINES OF DOMAINE TRAPET

My week in Burgundy started off with a resounding bang. Tasting the wines of Domaine Trapet is an experience to be savoured. I would have appreciated it all the more if I hadn’t gotten lost…an impressive feat considering that…

wine tasting in burgundy
Life Wines

BURGUNDY REVISITED: WINE TASTING IN BURGUNDY

On a cool and blustery day late December, I was speeding along the route nationale 74 in a rented, mint green Fiat 500. My destination? Gevrey-Chambertin to kick off a few days of wine tasting in Burgundy. I smiled…