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Wine Column

La Vie en Rose – For the Love of French Wine

La Vie en Rose – For the Love of French Wine

What wine country epitomizes “amour”?  The answer, of course, is France.  Although the French did not invent wine or love for that matter, they do feel they perfected both!  I won’t delve into whether they perfected love, but they have come close to that goal in wine.  Blessed with remarkable terroir (combination of climate, soil, and terrain) for viticulture that…

Viva Italia – Italian Wines You Need to Try!

Viva Italia – Italian Wines You Need to Try!

Italy has a fascinating wine producing history.   It began with the Etruscans and Greeks (they made wine in Sicily around 800 BC), but the better recorded history of winemaking began with the Romans in 8 BC.  In fact, the Romans liked their wine so much that the Emperor had to issue a decree in 92 AD to destroy some vineyards…

What are Winemakers drinking during the Harvest?

What are Winemakers drinking during the Harvest?

For this month’s column, we decided to visit 5 small local wineries that you usually do not find in the LCBO.  We wanted to find out what their winemakers were drinking with the local harvest and have provided reviews on some of their wines, including their harvest favourites.  These lovely wineries are all worth a day trip and you should…

Refreshing Warm Weather Wines

Refreshing Warm Weather Wines

Since it has been one of the most scorching summers in recent memory, I thought I would focus on some roses and white wines that are served chilled.   However, for my die hard red fans, there are still a couple here for you to enjoy with the BBQ. Whites and roses can be dry and have good acidity (not to…