Monthly Archives: December 2006

Wine Quote of the Day

An ever-expanding collection of our favourite sayings about our favourite drink. December 26, 2006 What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?  Larson E Whipsnade (WC Fields) in You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939) December 20, 2006 Wine … Continue reading

Posted in wine quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Have a Californian Aussie Wine

Frank’s Rant: There are now more ways than ever to savour some Australian wine. Just pop the cork on a bottle of wine from California. That’s right. If your bottle of wine has “American” on the label, it could actually … Continue reading

Posted in wine tasting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Gifts At Christmas

Frank’s Tip If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for your favorite wine geek and you think they have everything, I just came across a perfect answer from Riedel. The Riedel Pink “O” Champagne Glass. Not only are this flute’s design … Continue reading

Posted in Champagne, Riedel glassware | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BC’s Monopoly Madness Continues

Susan’s Rant: Have our government pundits finally lost their mind completely? According to my calendar, we’re now full on into the Christmas season – one of the busiest times of the year for any retailer who actually wants to make … Continue reading

Posted in BC Wines and Wineries, canadian wines, wine and taxes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Screw Caps Rotting Our Brains?

Frank’s Rant: A few days ago I received a news alert from Decanter Magazine indicating Jacob’s Creek is now going fully screw cap through their entire range. No big surprise there. What was more interesting, though, was a reader comment … Continue reading

Posted in James Halliday, Sauvigon Blanc, screw caps | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment