Clos St-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010
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Clos St-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

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Elaborated GRENACHE 60%, SYRAH 15%, MOURVÈDRE 40%, CINSAULT 3%, VACCAREZE 2% and MUSCARDIN 1%. Aged for 4-6 years. Long finish. Dry, full-bodied and fruity. Clos St-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 SAQ code: 11104041 Wine of the weekread more

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Kim Crawford & Populence launch wine-infused popcorn

                

New Zealand winemaker Kim Crawford & Populence has joined forces to create a Sauvignon Blanc Kettle by incorporating wine into the recipe. The candied popcorn’s final flavor is bright and zesty and pairs beautifully with the wine, just as it is meant to be enjoyed. This popcorn is made with organic GMO-free popcorn kernels. Source: […]read more

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Upcoming event: Niagara Icewine Festival 2013

                

Niagara Icewine Festival –It’s Ice Time The 18th Annual Niagara Icewine Festival is around the corner and the time is right to plan your January getaway to Niagara. Friday January 11th, lay claim to Niagara’s hottest ticket, as the Fallsview Casino Resort Grand Hall is transformed into an evening of luxury and opulence. The 2013 […]read more

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Wines for leftovers

                

The Holiday celebrations have just passed and you might have a fair amount of leftovers? Maybe less people than expected showed up for your New Year’s party and you’re left with lots of turkey and other fine foods in your freezer! During this past Holiday period, I tasted like many of you, a great number […]read more

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Champagne: a luxury item

                

Recently, the quality level of many Champagnes is cause for concern. If the overall quality and price structure of this luxury bubbly are not reviewed soon, it should be boycotted by wine enthusiasts and aficionados around the world. Made from huge crops of unripe grapes, most cuvées are bland, lean and green. Adding sugar during […]read more

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Christmas Dinner Wines

                

The Holiday season is an excellent time for celebrations with family, friends and co-workers. Usually spent at the dinner table, these gatherings give us the opportunity to create lovely and exciting wine and food pairings. Of course the menu changes according to the ethnic background of the family or the type of restaurant visited. Here […]read more

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In the news… Spain’s elBulli restaurant to sell wine cellar

                

Spain’s famed chef Ferran Adria on Saturday said the contents of the wine cellar of his former restaurant, elBulli, will be auctioned off next year to raise funds for his new project. ElBulli served its last supper and closed in July 2011, with Adria and business partner Juli Soler planning to establish “an experimental center […]read more

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Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada 2012

                

Véronique Rivest was named Canada’s Best Sommelier 2012. Of the three finalists, Will Predhomme (Ontario), Elyse Lambert (Quebec) and Véronique Rivest (Quebec), Ms. Rivest was singled out for honors won. Véronique Rivest will compete in the Best Sommelier Competition of the Americas in Brazil next month as well as the World’s Best Sommelier Competition in […]read more

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Top 10 Paris wine bars

                

From The Guradian, The Observer Wine bars have always been popular in Paris – but now that innovative young chefs are opening their own, there is excellent food on offer as well. Our writer picks out 10 of the best Albion Not far from the Gare du Nord, and perfect for a pre- or post-Eurostar […]read more

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Heavier wine bottles appear more expensive, study says

                

From TodayOnline.com LONDON – Shoppers would be happy to pay more for a bottle of wine if it was heavier, a new study suggests. Despite the fact that all standard bottles contain the same 75cl of fluid, a survey of 150 people found that consumers believe heavier bottles are more expensive and contain higher-quality wine. […]read more

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Upcoming event: Niagara Wine Festival 2012

                

Don’t miss the 61st annual Niagara Wine Festival that begins Friday September 21, 2012 and runs through September 30. Winery tours, wine tasting, music concerts, food tasting will entertain you during that biggest wine festival in Canada. The main festivities are held at the Montebello Park, Downtown St. Catharines but it’s also recommended to include […]read more

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