Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Steve DelaneyList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Steve-Delaney/5903/5Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:12:02 -0500Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:12:02 -0500enMade in Canada, 20 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500The seventh edition of Gold Medal Plates was in St. John’s last week. The event is staged in 11 cities across Canada and culminates in the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, B.C. each year. The events and competition are staged to raise funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation and ... hits and misses, 06 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500From time to time I am asked if I make my own wine. Well, the last time I made my own wine was back in the 1980s. I thought it was pretty good stuff back then, but I don’t think I had any independent reviews of the taste. points, 30 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Why is there such a range of prices for wines? Is it just marketing hype that makes some wines expensive? About 50 per cent of the wines purchased in Canada cost less than $20. Why would anyone choose to pay more than that? a beeline for Spain, 23 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400We all have our favourite section of the liquor store where we go for a quick purchase of a decent bottle of inexpensive red wine for immediate consumption. with a local flair, 16 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Not all Canadian wines are rooted here’t knock the hybrids, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Vintners are creating fine wines from crossbreeds worthy of toasting the Queen, 02 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400England and Wales have some 500 wineries and you will be excused if you believe English wine is a recent phenomenon. The warming effects of global climate may be playing a recent helpful role, but the truth is that England has been growing wine grapes for thousands of years.’s good wine in Wales?, 25 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400Every part of the island of Great Britain is north of 50 latitude. Only Germany in the rest of Europe makes quality wine from vineyards north of 50, and not more than 51. Glyndwr Vineyard, just west of Cardiff in Wales, is at 51’ 30”. Vineyards in York are north of 54! trip to the Okanagan, 18 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400There really isn’t any substitute for actually being there. to allow wine lovers to order from small wineries, 11 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400Krāzē Legz is a small winery located on the western slopes of the Okanagan Valley above Skaha Lake — about in the middle of the Valley’s grape-growing region. Gerry and Sue Thygesen planted the vineyards in 2007 with four varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Gerry ... naming game, 04 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0400What’s in a name? Wines were commonly known by their place of origin a few centuries ago in France and other wine producing parts of Europe. If you were able to afford to drink anything more than jug wine, you might be looking for a wine from Saint-Emilion or Cahors or Touraine. gets a boost, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400All the main wine-making grape varieties are native to Europe and western Asia. This area is considered the Old World in terms of winemaking, and this is often reflected in the traditions and styles of the wines being made., white and worth a sip, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Sauvignon Blanc is probably the best known white wine grape from the Bordeaux and Loire regions of western France. All of us are likely familiar with the bracing acidity and abundant aromatics, ranging from citrus to tropical to herbal, found in wines from this grape. It is the eighth most ... from Italy, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400I confess to a fondness for the wines and the grapes grown on the Adriatic coast of Italy in the regions of Abruzzo and Marche. A few years ago, I spent a week in the province of Ascoli Piceno, which is the southernmost part of Marche, running along the border with Abruzzo along the old Roman ... to ponder, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Port is one of the more regulated parts of the wine industry. The long history of the product has made it prey to copycats who have “borrowed” the name, and Portugal has had to go to some lengths to ensure that only its wine can be called Port. ups the ante, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400France, Spain, and Italy vie each year to be the largest wine producers and exporters in the world wine trade. France has held the lead for a long time as the major exporter of fine wines. This is reflected locally, where about a third of the online wine listings are French. origin of Zin, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Zinfandel is a grape variety which for a long time was thought to be native to California; native in the sense that the beneficial crossing of two other varieties happened in that state, rather than some other locale. taste of Nova Scotia, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Devonian Coast Wineries is centred on Malagash, N.S., but has a Newfoundland and Labrador connection in the ownership of Carl and Donna Sparkes. They have acquired the pioneer winery, Jost Vineyards, of our Atlantic neighbour, located on the Northumberland Strait, as well as the Mercator and ... to know Nebbiolo, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400The best known red wine grape from Italy is Sangiovese. As the main constituent of Chianti, and under the pseudonym of Brunello for the great wines of Montalcino, it is often classified as one of the noble grape varieties. with an altitude, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Argentina has stepped up its game with quality wines