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Wine Column

AND  What Wines to Drink this Month

AND What Wines to Drink this Month

To Decant or Not to Decant AND What Wines to Drink Now… Questions that come up frequently in wine conversation with Wine Journeys: “When should I decant my wine?” or “What does decanting do for wine?”  The answer is worth sharing since decanting is usually done for a couple of reasons.   For age worthy, tannic reds (think Bordeaux or…

Why Argentina is Unique and Our Monthly Wine Reviews

Why Argentina is Unique and Our Monthly Wine Reviews

Why Argentina is Unique and Our Monthly Wine Reviews Argentina is an ideal place for wine and Vintages had a recent release of Argentinean wines that are well worth exploring.  As expected there is great Malbec, but there’s also Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling that you should investigate. That begs the question what makes Argentina ideal?  Actually, there…

A Short History of Wine in Niagara

A Short History of Wine in Niagara

A Short History of Wine in Niagara The history of wine in Niagara is short measured by the time scale of the wine world, which is in centuries.  Its history has been the most interesting starting in the 1970s and 1980s.  It transformed from producing low quality wine using native Labrusca grapes such as Concord to hybrids like Marechal Foch,…

Summer Wines

Summer Wines

With the heat kicking in, the lighter, fresher wines that can be served cooler are more appealing. Our food and where we eat shifts as well; we eat more light foods like salads and we dine outdoors more often. Light to medium bodied sparkling, reds, roses and whites are more attractive to drink alone or to pair with dinner while sitting out in the sun.

Sugar in Red Wine?

Sugar in Red Wine?

Is there sugar in red wine?  It’s an interesting subject and the short answer is yes, but let me give you the background to the question.  A few weeks ago some friends were having a conversation about calories and sugar in wine, particularly red wine, since they were looking to lose some COVID pounds.  Most felt red wine was the…