Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

The Cellar is Dead

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Cellaring is an old practice from the days when wine was undrinkable early in life due to crude manufacturing and lack of vineyard management….

Tetra Paks

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ALL BOXED UP The LCBO is determined to give us a ton of wine in boxes, whether we want it or not. It fulfills…

France Changes its Rules

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France has given winemakers (those in VDP regions – mainly in the South) approval to make New World-style wine. Wood chips (for vanilla flavour)…

Red Wine in a Can

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The newest alternative packaging for wine is lightweight aluminum bottles. They look slimmer than glass bottles and they’re screwcap of course. Wineries are touting…

What is Bistro?

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BISTRO: ‘A place that is informal, animated and friendly. Where hearty helpings of unfussy good with big flavours are served on heavy white china…

Exploring Other Whites

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Let me tell you something that’s not well known. There is more variety in white wine than in red because winemakers are more willing…

Clark Smith

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THIS CLARK SMITH GUY Clark Smith is a baffling paradox. A Californian winemaker who is part scientist, part math major, part environmentalist, part rocker,…