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Wine All The Time

A New Year’s Bounty

In December, wine publications roll out lists of the best wines and the best buys for the past year, and so I went through them to determine which of them were available to us.

Holiday Spirits

With less than two weeks to Christmas, the Liquor stores will be getting busier and busier as we try to sort out what to serve, what to give, and what to use to celebrate.

A Foreign Affair

Tucked away on the site of the Vineland Research Station just off the QEW heading towards St. Catharine’s is one of Ontario’s newer and truly distinct exercises, The Foreign Affair Winery.

A kid from the Sault

The weather was cooler, everything a little dreary, and the skies grey, when I visited Niagara-On-The-Lake to speak with Peter Graham, a Sault boy, a Dunn grad, and now Assistant Winemaker at Lailey Vineyards.

What’s In An Award

I am always interested in trying Award-winning wines, but I try to pay attention to certain details - what competition is it, and what kind of stature does it have, how many wines were entered in the first place, and where was it held.

Ampoule, anyone?

One of the most esteemed wineries in Australia is Penfolds, and, for years, the greatest of all Australian wines has been their Grange Hermitage.

Under $10

Under 10 Wine writer John Szabo in his initial take on the next Vintages release ( October 12 ) is highlighting Barolos and Burgundies in the $40 to $55 range, and Napa Valley Cabs retailing for $84 to $138 per bottle – though he does centre ou

First Quebec, Then Home

Having just returned from a week in Quebec City, I have a few observations about the wine scene in la belle province .

Shine On?

Here we are, at the end of summer – well, it is after Labour Day – and I find myself speculating once again, on what the LCBO is laying out for us in the next week or so.

What’s The Score?

With the next Vintages release of August 31 focusing on highly-rated wines, it might be worthwhile to reflect on some of the different scoring methods and the people doing the scoring.