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South Africa overtakes France in UK wine sales


For the first time, the South African wine sales in the UK have overtaken those of France. The latest figures have been published from market analysts AC Nielsen and reported by the South Africa Info. South African wine sales grew 20% by volume in 2009 compared to a decline in French wine sales of 12%. […]read more

Chardonnay Domaine Clipéa Mornag 2009 | Wine of the Week


One of the nice discoveries made at latest Salon des vins of Montreal. The Chardonnay Domaine Clipéa Mornag 2009 from the Domaine Clipea in Tunisia. A smart buy. A powerful nose that showcase fruity, pineapple and nuts aromas. On the palate, concentrated fruity and butter flavors. A strong and well-balanced Chardonnay that lead to a […]read more

Lloyd Flatt Romanee Conti 1976 sold for $42 350


A six-liter Methuselah of Romanee Conti 1976 was sold during the weekend for $42,350 at Sotheby’s Auction in New York. The auction of Lloyd Flatt wines, one of America’s foremost wine collectors, who passed away in 2008 netted $3.4 million. An impressive wine list of Château Pétrus, Veuve Clicquot, Château Haut-Brion, Château Latour, Château D’Yquem […]read more

Merlot Marques de Casa Concha y Toro 2007 | Wine of the Week


An impressive Merlot that showcases good structure and richness. From its dark and deep red color, the nose is muscular and delivers complex notes. Currant, spice, wild berry, plum, green pepper and vanilla aromas. On the palate, a round and complex wine. Solid tannins and full of flavors. This wine will evolve well over the […]read more

Chardonnay Boschendal Coastal 1685 2008 | Wine of the Week


Wine of the week last year under the vintage 2007, the Chardonnay Boschendal Coastal 1685 is back to seduce us. True to itself, the vintage 2008 showcases fruits and complexity. A smart buy. The cool mountain soils of the Coastal Region of South Africa deliver a beautiful yellow straw color Chardonnay. On the nose, fruity […]read more

Damage to Chilean wineries is limited


A press conference has been held today in Santiago de Chile to address the impact of the recent earthquake on the Chilean wine industry. René Merino, President of Vinos de Chile, and Eduardo Silva, of the Corporación Chileno del Vino, stated that wine industry has been affected by the earthquake but it has also been […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – Portugal


Origins Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Modern exports developed with trade to England after the Methuen Treaty in 1703. From this commerce a wide […]read more

Adega Pegoes Selected Harvest 2009 | Wine of the Week


The winemaker Jaime Quendera offers us good value with this Adega Pegoes Selected Harvest 2009. From the Peninsula de Sebutal region in Portugal, this blend is made of Chardonnay 25%, Arinto 25%, Pinot Blanc 25% and Antao Vaz 25%. Under its straw color, this seductive wine showcases fruity aromas. An expressive, well-balanced and fresh white […]read more

Get 10% off every purchase of $100 or more at the SAQ


Nice savings this Friday and Saturday for Quebec’s residents. The SAQ is offering a 10% off on every purchase of $100 or more. Offer available online and in store. It’s a good time to get our wine of the week! 89 – Montecorna Ripasso Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2004 Farina Wines 19,90 $ Code SAQ […]read more

Montecorna Ripasso Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2004 | Wine of the Week


Ripasso lovers will be pleased with this Montecorna Ripasso Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2004. From the very good 2004 vintage, this Ripasso offers good value for under $20. A blend made of Molinara, Rondinella, Corvina with an imposing character. The color is garnet. On the nose, ripe fruits, black pepper and plum jam aromas. On […]read more

Save an additional 15% on when you buy 12 bottles


Save an additional 15% on top of everyday low prices when you buy 12 or more select bottles. Discount also apply on already discounted products (with some exceptions). Simply add the promotion code “15PERCENT” in your shopping cart at checkout. Choose from hundreds of wines while supplies last. Hurry, promotion ends this Friday 2/26/10. […]read more

Osoyoos Larose Pétales d’Osoyoos 2006 | Wine of the Week


Impressive! This second wine from Osoyoos Larose is a pure pleasure in mouth and for your wallet. Even though you will have to pay $25, it’s hard to find better at that price and for that quality. The Osoyoos Larose Pétales d’Osoyoos 2006 is elaborated from a blend made of Merlot (67%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18%), […]read more

Wine video gallery – Château Palmer


From the General Palmer to the British and Dutch families Sichel and Malher-Besse, through the powerful Pereire bankers, two hundred years of history have proudly written the fame of this famous third classified growth, counting among the finest signatures throughout the Bordeaux vineyards. If the Margaux appellation stands as the heart of fine, elegant and […]read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Wine Lover


Valentine’s Day is at the corner, only 5 days to go. Still looking to what to give to your lovely wine enthusiast? Here are great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the wine lover you love! Wine I don’t think anyone will be really surprised with “wine” as the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a […]read more

The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne d’Arenberg 2007 | Wine of the Week


It’s from the abbreviation of the French appellation of Hermitage; a region recognized for Marsanne grapes, that the “hermit” crab comes from. An Australian blend made of Viognier (72%) and Marsanne (28%). A beautiful nose that exhibit floral, peach, apricot, citrus, melon, ginger and almond aromas. A good complexity on the nose and also found […]read more

Wine video gallery – Château Peyrabon


Located on the Haut-Medoc region, the Châtau Peyrabon is a Cru Bourgeois of a strong personality. Its actual owner since 1998, the wine merchant Millesima, has fallen under the spell of these very promising 50 hectares of gravely lands. Patrick Bernard and his team, led by Xavier Michelet, are with no compromise passionately committed into […]read more

Touchdown wines for the Super Bowl


Your Super Bowl night menu is done; natcho, pizza, veggies and the traditional chicken wings. It’s a fast and easy to prepare menu that will leave the entire spotlight on the game. Of course, a good cold beer will perfectly match your menu but wines can also be a good choice with your meal. If […]read more


Upcoming event – The Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival


Book your calendar; the Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival is ready to warm you. From February 4 to 14, 2010 enjoy the best Icewines. This third festival edition has more than 40 events spread over 10 days. From sample Icewine paired with local cuisine to educational how Icewine is made sessions, celebrate with Nova Scotia […]read more

Wine video gallery – Domaine de Chevalier


Nestling in a vine setting and benefiting from a gentle micro-climate, The Domaine de Chevalier is a Cru Classé of a renowned and distinguished name. Since 1983, ruling over this outstanding terroir, Olivier Bernard keeps on revealing with passion the quintessence of this vineyard, always displaying typical aromas of Pessac-Léognan. Falling within a technologic dynamic […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – Tuscany (Chianti)


Chianti Chianti is a red Italian wine produced in Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco (“flask”; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is bottled in traditionally shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli […]read more


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