Year: 2015 Archives

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Tuscany has many great wines, mostly red. However, the beautiful, ancient, medieval, walled town of San Gimignano in the region is famous for its white wine produced from Vernaccia grown around its...

2010 Brunello di Montalcino

I just returned from Tuscany where I tasted all the latest vintage releases of their red wine. Of special note is Brunello. Front and centre this year was the 2010 vintage. If...

Pineau des Charentes

Cognac lovers will adore an aperitif called Pineau des Charentes made from the famous brandy. It is produced by combining three parts fresh grape juice with one part Cognac. Although red and...

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Courtesy Factor

Ever taste wine in the presence of its winemaker, not like it, and have to provide your opinion to him/her when asked? It’s a sticky predicament for sure. You could simply lie...

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Wine on a Plane

Ever notice that wine sipped on a plane doesn’t taste quite the same? There are reasons for this. Because of the altitude, lower air pressure and lack of humidity, taste buds and...

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Wine Toys

On the market today, are many wine toys and tools (aerators, chillers, thermometers, preservers, etc.), all of which are supposed to enhance the wine experience in some way. Some actually work reasonably...

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

One of my all time, favourite, big reds is Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This blockbuster, blended vino from the most southern part of the Rhône Valley in France is a gem. By law, it can...

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New Years Resolution

Happy New Year wine lovers! Here’s a great resolution for 2015. Why not try drinking less, but better and maybe experimenting a bit more. This means looking for wines from specific regions...

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