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  • A taste of Mondavi’s legacy

    Mondavi was born the son of two Italian immigrants who had developed a successful business in shipping grapes and other fruit from California ...

  • Exploring the golden miles

    The Okanagan Valley’s Golden Mile is a stretch of fertile ground on the east-facing side of the valley south of Oliver that is prime growing ...

  • Getting into the spirit of things

    Many a wine lover complements their passion with the occasional enjoyment of a fine brandy, whiskey, rum or other such spirits.The factors that ...

  • Carménère — from near extinction to international renown

    The country has since grown to be neck-and-neck with Australia as the fourth largest wine exporter in the world. During that time it has ...

  • Bring on the bubbly

    The production method used in Champagne has been introduced around the world and you will find very good examples, some even at reasonable ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: the go-to grape for much of the wine world

    The diversity of conditions under which it is grown can lead to some confusion about its “typical” flavours. The vine is a native of the Bordeaux ...

  • Seeing reds in Toro

    I shouldn’t have been surprised to visit what amounts to a cathedral to wine — the Portia winery in Ribera del Duero, designed by British ...

  • Time to battle ballooning wine markups

    It is challenging and rewarding to pick the right wine to go with a planned dish, or to reverse it, and come up with the right food for a wine I ...

  • Provence: beyond the rosé

    Perhaps you may remember “A Good Year,” starring Russell Crowe, which includes a wine theme in its plot. The film features the countryside of the ...

  • Raving about Rioja

    The region is not particularly different from its neighbours in the band stretching across north and central Spain from the Atlantic to the ...