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Wine All The Time

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.

What a party!

What a Party! Sault Ste. Marie did itself proud last weekend with “ Saultlicious’.

What’s Coming, What’s Still Here

With the next Vintages release on June 8, we are truly into the new system by which the releases are distributed across the Province.


If the weather were warmer, such as it was a week or so ago, rhapsodizing about Rosés would be an easier sell. These dry pink wines are usually a good choice for a summer wine, going well with many light and medium dishes.


This past week I picked up a copy of the Intervin International Wine Awards held last August in Niagara-On-The–Lake.

Che Passa, Ripasso?

With the April 27 release, Vintages is focusing on Wines from the Veneto – that is from the area adjacent to Venice, perhaps even closer to Verona.


While many are familiar with the wines of France and Italy, and even Spain, we don’t pay too much attention to Portugal; yet, in addition to being home to Port, perhaps the world’s greatest fortified wine, Portugal also produces really re

Easter Pairings

With Easter just a week away, there will be plenty of visits to the LCBO and Wine stores as we seek out wines that will pair well with turkey, with ham, or even lamb. As always, the best wine is usually the one you enjoy the most.


It doesn’t take long to notice that the LCBO has launched a big California love-in this month, with display upon display featuring wines from the Golden State.

You Can Taste What ?

Describing a fine Zinfandel, one reviewer identified “delicately complex flavors of smoky cherry, wild anise and white peppercorns.” I can get the smoke and the cherry, even together.