overview of italian wines
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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…

Week-end wine recommendations
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WHAT TO DRINK THIS WEEK-END

Photo credit: Maison Gabriel Meffre  For your drinking pleasure on this chilly first week-end in December, I offer a mixed bag of under 20$* whites & reds! My apologies for the extended blogging hiatus…a gorgeous little baby named Charlie…

why do people love wine
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WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT WINE ANYWAY?

Photo credit: Hermitage, Jasper Van Berkel In today’s saturated global marketplace, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to alcoholic beverages. Beer, cider and spirits, like wine, all have their devout clientèle. In fact, in many places, wine…

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PRODUCER PROFILE – ALAIN BRUMONT

Photo credit: Vignobles Alain Brumont Alain Brumont is a force to be reckoned with. This is evident from the moment he begins to speak; from his commanding tone to his broad Southwestern French accent. He has worked tirelessly through…

Is it worth paying more for fine wine
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IT IS WORTH PAYING MORE?

In one of Hugh Johnson‘s fabulous books, he advocates buying ageworthy wines by the case, so that bottles can be opened periodically, over the span of their recommended drinking life, to see how they evolve. Until recently, I would…