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,…

wines of gary farrell
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TASTING THE WINES OF GARY FARRELL

Photo credit: Gary Farrell Vineyards (winery, eagle’s nest view) The wines of Gary Farrell are a testament to the unique and contrasting climate of the Russian River Valley. Plunging your nose in a glass of the 2017 Chardonnay, the…

regional appellations of burgundy
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WITHIN THE REGIONAL APPELLATIONS OF BURGUNDY

The Regional Appellations of Burgundy Revised. Photo credit: Charnay-les-Mâcon, BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez When the notion of terroir is evoked, Burgundy is often top of mind for wine lovers.  The painstaking work of the Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages…

the wines of flat rock cellars
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TASTING THE WINES OF FLAT ROCK CELLARS

Photo credit: Flat Rock Cellars Vintage after vintage, the wines of Flat Rock Cellars stand out for their approachable style and fine value for money. One could be forgiven for assuming that such consistency must be the result of formulaic…

Thanksgiving 2020 Wines
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Thanksgiving 2020 Wines & Reasons to Celebrate

It is Turkey time! So let’s pick out some Thanksgiving 2020 wines. No, international readers, Thanksgiving is not solely an American holiday. We Canadians celebrate the bounty of harvest and the blessings of the year on the second Monday…