Year: 2010 Archives

Tawny Port for the Holidays

I love Tawny port for the holidays. Named Tawny, because long periods in barrel render it a tawny hue, several styles exist. A Tawny of Indicated Age comes in 10, 20, 30...

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Bringing Wine to Dinner

With the holidays, come dinner invitations and one usually likes to bring along a bottle of wine. However, more often than not, the wine you bring doesn’t get opened as the host...

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Unusual Icewine

There was a time here in Canada when Icewine was only produced from Riesling, Vidal and occasionally Gewurztraminer. Today, however, Icewine is made from many grape varieties. Whites include Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay,...

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Niagara 2010 Vintage Report

Wondering what the 2010 Niagara wines will be like this coming year? Just look at the summer we had and it tells the story. Spring was mild and summer was sunny and...

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Commandaria

Commandaria from Cyprus is the world’s oldest named wine still in production. This luscious nectar dating back to the ancient Greeks is made from ripe, sun-dried Xynisteri and Mavro grapes that have...

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Torrontes

Torrontes is a fascinating, white grape native to Argentina. It produces aromatic wines full of spice, tropical fruit and flowers and is a great warm weather sipper and aperitif. Ideal for exotic...

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Wine May Prevent Gallstones

Most people don’t think twice about their gallbladders until they experience painful gallstones. However, a new study claims that a glass or two of wine each day may help prevent gallstone formation....

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Cryoextraction

Ah Icewine! That unctuous nectar of the Gods produced in cool climates from grapes that have been naturally frozen on the vine. However, there are some countries today producing this style that...

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Picking a Wine Critic to Follow

Following a wine writer’s advise on what to buy and sip can be tedious, and frankly, a gamble. Just because a critic gave a wine 90/100, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll like it....

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Bubbly Prevents Hangovers

If you occasionally find yourself waking up with a hangover the next morning, there is hope. Scientists have found that a few glasses of bubbly might prevent this. Research at a university...

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