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Wine All The Time

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.

Milk, Wine, and Water

They say there’s no use crying over spilled milk…but spilled wine? Perhaps, if someone has just knocked over a glass or bottle of red wine on your expensive Persian carpet or favourite white linen table cloth.

Viva España!

Last week’s Vintages release featuring Spanish wines has prompted me to take a look at the country and its wines, especially as they often go unnoticed despite their quality and value.

Into the New Year

With the Yuletide behind us, we tend to sit back a little in January and re-assess as we enter the new year. For some it’s a time of resolutions, for others, it’s business as usual.

Bubbles and Fizz

In a few short nights it will be New Year’s Eve, probably the biggest party night of the year in much of the world. It is a night of great celebration, and one of the single greatest associations we have with it is Champagne.

Holiday Suggestions

Turning to reds, two Italian offerings on the regular list offer great value at the lower end of the price scale. Pasqua ‘Villa Borghetti’ , $12.95, is in the Passimento style of Valpolicella Ripasso for $4 less per bottle.

Welcome, Colio!

On November 19 th , Colio Estate Vineyards opened its first shop in Northern Ontario in Pino’s Fresh Foods.

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.