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Wine Tasting Trivia

What is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux? Merlot Riesling Cabernet Sauvignon Thompson Seedless At what speed does a champagne cork leave a champagne bottle? 25 kph 50 kph 65 kph 100 kph Corton-Charlemagne is a: German Eiswein white … Continue reading

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Meet Marquette

As of August of this year, a new winter-hardy hybrid has been added to the VQA’s list of authorized grape varieties. It’s called Marquette and, according to Wikipedia, it’s  “an inter-specific hybrid red wine grape variety developed at the University … Continue reading

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Where the Spirits Moved Him

My colleague and friend Tod Stewart has written a highly entertaining book on beverage alcohol. Here is the blurb from Amazon’s website: “Travelling the world over in search of the best spirits is no easy task. Quench Magazine’s contributing editor … Continue reading

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Rosie – Our Forever Dog

On Saturday, August 10, we welcomed a rescue dog into our house. She was driven up from Texas in a transport of 29 other dogs (Texas is a kill state). Her name was Bunny – which is no name for … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau and Novello 2018

On Thursday the 15th, the LCBO will release the Nouveau and Novello  wines. In a word: Not an auspicious year for Beaujolais Nouveau and Italian Novello!

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