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  • 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 ...

  • Why Canadian wines often stay in province

    There is definitely acknowledgement of the province’s wine industry in the restaurant and shops. B.C. wines were served exclusively at the social ...

  • Crème de cassis a nice diversion from wine

    Most of our common spirits have little indeed in common with wine. Rum is made from sugar cane, while whisky, bourbon, gin and vodka come from ...

  • Region switches emphasis from quantity to quality

    For most of the last century, it had the uneviable reputation for producing vast quantities of low-quality wine and being one of the major ...

  • The name game

    This approach can be extended to include blends in which the major varieties are named.Wines used to be known by the name of the producer, or the ...