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Wine All The Time

1400 Bottles of Wine… and Mrs. O”Leary’s Cow

n 1871, the Great Chicago Fire burned over 3 square miles of the centre of the city, with the cause of the fire, at least in legend, being laid at the hoof of Mrs.

Ceci et Ceça

Or, as we say in English, ‘This and That’ – but as the emphasis this month at the LCBO is on the wines of France, we will give a brief nod to that theme by highlighting a few of the many options that are being presented to us.

Calling all Cupids!

Next Friday is Valentine’s Day, and of course, along with chocolates and flowers, wine can play a prominent part in the celebrations.

A Night of Ice and Fire

Our winter carnival, Bon Soo , is celebrating its 50 th anniversary this year, and on February 15 at the Bush Plane Museum, they are inaugurating a new wine tasting event, A Night of Ice and Fire.

A Treasury of Wine

Towards the end of November, Quattro Chop House at the Comfort Suites celebrated its third anniversary with a reception and wine tasting featuring Sommellier Serge Janjic, of Treasury Wine Estates, which represents many major wineries, predominantly

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.