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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


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


Wine score sheet | How to take wine tasting notes


The wine score sheet allow us to capture tastes, comments and to push our wine analysis a step further while doing a wine tasting. Vinivino wine review tool is build to capture the essential elements of each different wine tasting steps. Each wine review entered by you or by other Vinivino members are accessible anytime. […]read more


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


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


         advantages In any place around the world, it would not come as a surprise if you would see someone who works and study at the same time. As more and more of this “millennial generation” recognizes the importance of having a good educational background, more and more are doing everything they could just to […]read more


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


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


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


Heavier wine bottles appear more expensive, study says


From 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


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


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


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


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


All Lafite bottles to carry Prooftag


From Decanter Chateau Lafite Rothschild has said all bottles from the 2009 vintage will use Prooftag anti-fraud seals. prooftag Prooftag is a capsule seal with a 13-numbered code authenticating individual bottles. Carruades de Lafite, the property’s second wine, will use the same system from the 2010 vintage, as will any earlier vintages coming direct from […]read more

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