Category Archives: Sancerre

White and Gold: An Afternoon with Wines of the Loire Valley

Sunday afternoon and what better place to be than a wine tasting? This one had particularly caught our attention with the vintages on offer – all from the Loire Valley, all whites. With nary a red in sight, we figured … Continue reading

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White and Gold: An Afternoon with Wines of the Loire Valley

Sunday afternoon and what better place to be than a wine tasting? This one had particularly caught our attention with the vintages on offer – all from the Loire Valley, all whites. With nary a red in sight, we figured … Continue reading

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Romance and Wine or Lucky Pairings

Spring must be lurking around the corner, hidden away in the rainy Vancouver weather. For our friends in Toronto, the daffodils are up and the magnolias are starting to bloom – ignore the rain comment. It is Friday and I’ve … Continue reading

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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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The Perils and Problems of Points

Frank’s Rant: I am getting very tired of the whole points thing with wine. Do we really need to grade our wine the same way we mark a high school exam? I have yet to find an art gallery that … Continue reading

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