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Wine All The Time

Beaujolais, Nouveau, and Novello

Long before “Movember”, the celebration in November wasn’t about Mustaches, but rather about the chance to drink the year’s first new wines.

Keeping the Good Earth Good

Keeping the Good Earth Good These days, there is a growing emphasis on the “organic” principle when it comes to food.

Ontario, and More

A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Taste Ontario event held in Toronto.

What’s With the Turkey?

Thanksgiving is early this year, and as always, there’s a decision with regard to what to serve with the turkey, ham, or whatever you may be having for dinner. In recent years, we have enjoyed cranberry wine as a perfect fit with roast turkey.

The Other Game In Town

While the LCBO rules the roost when it comes to the sale of wines in Ontario , there are a couple of alternatives, aside from making your own.

Odds and Ends

There are always interesting little snippets of news or occurrences that are worth passing on, and so I thought I would devote this column to sharing some of them with you.

Decisions, Decisions…

Last week I was invited to pair wines for a party of 12 at the home of Marc and Pat Mousseau. In preparation, we got together to discuss the menu and determine wine preferences.

Old Mission

Stretching out into Lake Michigan, the Old Mission Peninsula forms the easterly arm of Grand Traverse Bay. The smaller of the two peninsulas, it has only a handful of wineries, but at three of them, the wines I tried were surprisingly good.

Into Michigan

Traverse City is a popular destination for people from the Sault, as it’s an easy get-away. I like it, too, because it has the nearest wineries.

Are You “Full-Bodied and Smooth”?

Recently, I sat down with Michael Fagan, Manager of the Knowledge Resources Group at the LCBO, to chat about what’s new at the LCBO.