A display of local Essex County wines is seen at the LCBO in this file photo from 1 February 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

VQA Ontario Releases Annual Report

(TORONTO, ON) – Of course annual reports aren’t exactly great and exciting reading, unless of you have a stake in the corporation which is issuing…

Chicken Caesar salad served with freshly grated parmesan cheese.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

I Am An Anti-Foodie Foodie

(TORONTO, ON) – As a wine writer, I really enjoy getting invited to winemaker’s dinners, stemware producer’s dinners, and a whole host of events where…

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Mendoza Decadence

(TORONTO, ON) – When I think of Mendoza Malbec, or other Mendoza wines from Argentina, I think of MMD; Malbec Mendoza Decadence. Rich and plush…

Marynissen vineyard Niagara-on-the-Lake

La Crema 2014 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

(TORONTO, ON) – Sonoma Coast is gently kissed by cooling fog therefore creating a cool climate and wines which are higher in acidity and crispness…

Teperberg wine vats

A Healthy Pinot Noir Competition

(TORONTO, ON) – The Eradus Pinot Noir has a nose teeming with bright red cherry. There are lesser notes of mocha, pomegranate, and watermelon. Simply…


Port To Have With Dinner

(TORONTO, ON) – Late bottled Vintage Port isn’t the top of the line Vintage Port, but its great value at a fraction of the price….

The Great Canadian Flag projects ends with its official flag raising on 20 May 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Your Canada Day Wines

(TORONTO, ON) – OK. So, it is July 1st and it is Canada Day. This is one of those days you should drink local. It…

Joana Mendes Cardia made the point that a luxury strategy consists of three elements; brand management, communication management, and product management.Photo by Fotini Stephen.

Douro Looking Over Its Shoulder

(TORONTO, ON) – The Douro region of Portugal produces probably the best red wine in Portugal. However, is the Dão region an up-and-comer, or are…

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve 2014

(TORONTO, ON) – Kendall-Jackson certainly is not shy about getting its name and product some exposure in the Ontario marketplace. They have retained PR firm…

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Borges A Sleeping Wine Giant?

The Douro is in northern Portugal and has achieved its fame, at least initially, through the production of Port wines. The Brits developed a mania…