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Wine All The Time

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.

Down South

Don’t think Florida or Georgia or Alabama. Think Calabria, Puglia, Campagna and Sicily. We are seeing more and more wines these days from the south of Italy.

Vintages Sale

Every once in a while, Vintages undergoes a “de-listing”. This Monday, items from the July 22 undertaking were put out for sale at about 25% off at our Great Northern Road store.

Summer Whites

When people talk about summer wines, I’m sure that the picture they have in their minds involves being outside on a bright, warm summer day.


Next weekend, the Niagara region will be hosting the Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration from July 19 through the 21st. This is an international event, with 62 wineries from many parts of the world participating.

Canada, Encore!

Canada, Encore! With Canada Day fast upon us, it would be wrong of me not to point out a number of good Canadian options in our stores for this weekend. So I will.