Pichon Baron Wine Tasting


Photo credit: Daphne Feng Three weeks ago, I was still bundling my kids up in snow suits. Today, they are sweating in shorts and tee-shirts. There is just no accounting for weather these days. And, according to climate change…

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A Week in the World of Luxury Wine

Photo credit: Château Pichon Baron, AXA Millésimes It was on a particularly cold and dreary day in January that I sat down to write an essay that would bring me here, today, staring out at the majestic terraced vineyards…

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The wine trade, like so many other industries, has long been a male dominated arena. The Greeks banned women from attending their symposiums. It was at these marathon eating and wine drinking orgies that the great political and theological…

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The sparkling red wines of Lambrusco

Italy is the largest producer of sparkling wine on the planet. With its delicate bubbles, fruity personality, and affordable price, Prosecco has taken the world by storm. No longer reserved for special occasions, sparkling wine is now a popular…

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The unique, ageworthy wines of Amarone

Photo credit: Tedeschi Wines With so much cross over nowadays, in terms of viticultural and winemaking techniques, it is getting harder and harder to find unique wine styles. Burgundian look-a-like Chardonnay is cropping up through-out Australia. German Rieslings are…

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An Overview of Italian Wine! Che Figata!

If I could only pick one vacation destination for the rest of my life it would be Italy. Hands down. No need to ponder over it. Easy decision. Why, you ask? Because, even at Autogrill, the country’s largest highway…

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Beat the winter blues with these big, balanced reds

Photo credit: Catena Zapata Winery (Adrianna Vineyard, Tupungato) Winter hit us like a ton of bricks this year. It was like someone flipped a switch; from lazy Indian summer to North Pole overnight. In Montréal, we have broken records…