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  • Chateau Nova Scotia

    There is at least one more part of Canada that increasingly needs to be considered in conversations about national wine production. Our ...

  • From Europe, with love

    Hungary is most famous for its sweet Tokaji wines which, at various times, graced the royal courts of Europe. For those of the right age, it is ...

  • NLC’s one and only Austrian selection

    Like much of Europe, vines have been grown in Austria for thousands of years. The modern industry in the country is based around relatively small ...

  • Riesling: the other white royalty

    Starting with the fabulous white wines of the Côte d’Or of Burgundy and then through Chablis and Champagne before moving overseas, this vine has ...

  • What happens to wine as it ages

    By “living” we don’t mean there are actual critters of some sort involved — that’s usually a bad sign. Wine is made up of a swirl of organic ...

  • Mondo italiano

    We are most familiar with the wines of central and northern Italy: Sangiovese, Chianti, Amarone, Valpolicella, Barolo, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, ...

  • Spain boasts many mysterious varietals

    Many great wines from all around the world, made from the familiar varietals, can be enjoyed each year. Part of my enjoyment of wines is that ...

  • Consumer-friendly wine labels

    My research has not revealed whether my friend was pulling my leg or not, but I can imagine this might have happened. This marketing approach ...

  • Taking the hard way sometimes worth the risk

    This week, it was a one-hour tasting session with Fernando Pavon of Emiliana from Chile. Emiliana was founded in 1987 with the philosophy of ...

  • Liquor privatization pros and cons

    Setting aside the labour issues — and ideological positions on either side of the free enterprise argument — it might be interesting to consider ...