Category Archives: Varietals

For The Love of Champagne

There’s this lure about Champagne; she seduces us with her fine bubbles, her lineage, her cache, chicness, and sometimes, that je ne sais quoi. Somm’s adore her…in fact there’s not one wine professional out there who I know that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Italian Grape-(#ItalianFWT)

A year ago, I took part in La Famiglia di Amarone tasting at the Collisioni Festival in Barolo. The great family wineries (and there are many) that make the style of Amarone – wine made from a blend of dried … Continue reading

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Pelaverga Anyone?

February 2016 was the first time I’d tasted this grape, having no idea what it was, or even how to pronounce it! I was in Vancouver at the Wine Festival, where Italy was a special guest and I was able … Continue reading

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What Are you Doing New Years Eve?

‘Tis the season for bubbles…with International Champagne Day coming up on December 31, not only will Champagne be opened, but other such bubbles too. So what’s your favourite bubbly for not just NYE, but any special occasions? Or do you … Continue reading

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International Albariño Day

It’s International Albariño Day! I’m so glad they give this grape its due course and deservedly so! It’s crisp, refreshing tropical fruit wines are perfect for a hot summer day to sip on the patio, share a glass with a … Continue reading

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