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I love Malbec. I even worked in it’s spiritual home of Mendoza, Argentina to get a behind the scenes look at what goes ito the world’s best Malbecs. But lately I’ve been exploring it from other parts of the world, too. For this variety, so far, it’s most popular examples come from Argentina and France. […]

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Wine costs vary significantly in France; especially when you consider the price tags attached to top Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. However France is rife with bargains too. There is plenty of wine from less expensive areas which are less laborious  to produce and are, therefore, a bit easier on the back pocket. So when some friends […]

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How cool is it when someone can tell what wine they are drinking just by swirling, sniffing and sipping it? At the beginning of my career I was wowed by someone with this skill, and I have been developing it myself ever since. If you want to impress your friends or just get a kick […]

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I grew up in Northern Ontario, a region not generally thought of as one of the great wine destinations of the world. When starting out in the wine industry I knew that I had a lot to learn to catch-up with those who had a natural introduction to the vine. What I didn’t know then, […]

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