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Apothic Red California 2008 | Wine of the Week

                

An American red blend made of 3 characteristic varietals; the ripe fruits of the Syrah, the spice of the Zinfandel and the elegance of Merlot. Apothic Red 2008 showcases fruity and vanilla aromas. On the palate, mocha, chocolate and vanilla flavors. This blend has a velvet mouthfeel and present tannins. Paired it with grilled pork, […]read more

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Can red wine help keep you thin?

                

Another good reason for drinking wine! Seriously, a recent article written by Dr. Richard Beliveau and published in the Toronto Sun mentioned that drinking red wine in moderation could help maintaining a healthy body weight. Via Toronto Sun “Drinking red wine in moderation is linked an incredible range of positive health benefits, especially the prevention […]read more

Stump Jump Red d’Arenberg 2006 | Wine of the Week

                

Vintage 2006 was one of the most condensed vintages experienced at d’Arenberg and one of the best ever. The Stump Jump Red d’Arenberg 2006 is definitively constant with this mention. A blend made of Grenache 48%, Shiraz 28% and Mourvedre 24%. The color is bright red. On the nose, ripe juicy red fruits, cranberries, spice, […]read more

Ca’del Solo Big House Red Californie 2007 | Wine of the Week

                

The Ca’del Solo Big House Red California 2007 presents the best of each varietal that compose this blend.  The spiciness from the Syrah, the cherry and the raspberry from the Sangiovese and the Barbera, the blueberry from the Tannat, the cassis from the Grenache and the chocolate from the Mourvèdre. The color is red purple. […]read more

Red wines from the New World

                

Depending where it’s from, a same varietal could provide us a completely different wine tasting. Many factors come into play when we talk of grape growth. This week, we taste two wines from the New World. Malbec, Trapiche Fût de chêne 2005 View its wine reviews Shiraz, Number One Constitution Road 2004 View its wine […]read more

Reading the ingredient list on the wine labels

                

Bonny Doon vinery will be starting January 2008 listing voluntary the ingredients on their wine bottles. The Cigare volant, Vins gris de Cigare and the white Ca’ Del Solo and the other wines from Bonny Doon will unveil the wine component (grapes and other products used). From Wine Spectator: “Randall [Grahm, owner of Bonny Doon] […]read more

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New Year’s champagne and sparkling

                

Champagne and sparkling are a must for your celebrations. Many of us will also start the New Year with some bubbles. So, here are some champagne and sparkling suggestions to start the New Year. Champagne and sparkling under $15 Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Sparkling Spain Price: $13.75 Fine bubbles. Green apple, honey and nuts […]read more

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Cook the perfect Christmas Turkey, pair it with the perfect Wine match

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By popular request, here is our featured Christmas recipe. Please your guests with this simple and easy to prepare Christmas turkey recipe and find the perfect match with the Wine of the Week’ Pinot Noir Home Block 2008 Martinborough. Ingredients For the stuffing – 2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil – 1 chopped onion – […]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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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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Bye bye Bordeaux, hello Rhône

                

A Wine Spectator survey asked : What is the biggest problem with French wine? The answer : an overwhelming 51 % said that price was the biggest problem! The Bordeaux and Burgundy regions are responsible for this unfavourable image. In the eighties the culprit was Burgundy, reaching record high prices with the 1988 vintage. Then, […]read more

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Napa Valley iPad application

                

Plan to visit Napa Valley this summer? Make sure to review the Wine Spectator Napa Valley iPad application. It’s an updated and revised application… including new features for trip planner and articles on Napa Valley’s history, geography, and appellations. A missing featured from the previous version but now available… the interactive map help you better […]read more

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JAQK Cellars, a poker themed wine company

                

JAQK Cellars Founder Turns Love of Poker into Wine Label Poker has been one of the fastest rising games in the world over the last decade. Thanks largely in part to televised poker, millions of players have tried their luck with the game and some have went on to become big names in the poker […]read more

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Upcoming event: “Oh Canada” at Inniskillin! Canada Day Celebrations

                

From Great Estates of Niagara JULY 1st – 4th FOUR FABULOUS DAYS OF CELEBRATING CANADA Wave the flag!! Savour BBQ flavours that highlight Canadian Cuisine!! Sip Canadian VQA Wine from our outdoor Wine Bar!! Relax in a Muskoka Chair!! Watch fireworks amidst our vineyards!! (July 1st only at dusk) Come and join us, eh!! Inniskillin’s […]read more

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