Monthly Archives: March 2007

Canadian Wines, VQA, and Other Dark Secrets

There is a dark little secret hiding on Canadian wine labels. It lurks, often in camouflage, waiting for the unwary. In most cases, no one ever notices. Another con perpetuated. But let’s start at the beginning. In Canada, some wines … Continue reading

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Wine Quote of the Day for March 20, 2007

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. Unknown

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Brave New World Meets Wine

So when does a wine stop being a wine and becomes an engineered concoction? Some of the world’s largest foods giants are now tackling this thorny question. And hold onto your wine glass, because it’s a question that may be … Continue reading

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Wine Quote of the Day for March 16, 2007

What a marvelous sentiment. We raise our glasses to this man. Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good … Continue reading

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Surviving the WSET Exam

The exam is over. Done at last. It’s difficult right now to tell whether I’m experiencing pure relief at the thought I can actually sleep later than 6:00 am this Saturday morning without becoming overwhelmed by stabbing pangs of guilt … Continue reading

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