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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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In my last post I wrote about how the close link between your memories and your sense of smell is key to your ability to describe wine. So whether you have had lots of experience with wine or not, it’s time to put your nose in a glass and your memories to work. Here are seven […]

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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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I was absolutely blown away the first time I tasted Torrontés. It had a nose of tropical fruit and flowers, not too dissimilar to that of a Gewürztraminer; but with slashes of refreshing citrus. It was intense, crisp, and richly perfumed. My experience was all that and then some. I had not been this excited […]

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