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Here you can make your wine for less … read on

The establishment called FERMENTATIONS , on Danforth Avenue, Toronto, helps you to enjoy wine at a reasonable cost. Thousands of people make wine at home, using grape juice concentrates, but you need space, equipment and time to produce an enjoyable product. Fewer, more ambitious home winemakers buy grapes, crush them […]

Vintages Release
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Professor B’s January Vintages Release Recommendations

Traditionally, Vintages January releases focus on less expensive and relatively mediocre quality products acknowledging consumer behaviour with spending lavishly in December. This release is a repeat of the previous year’s pattern, in that it being under whelming in quality, but strong on low price. The two expensive wines displayed cork […]

The grapes of climate change
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The grapes of climate change

The grapes of climate change It is undisputable that climate change is now affecting ripening of grapes in Europe and North America. These changes can be observed by studying alcohol levels of Piedmontese, Burundian, Bordeaux, Rheingau, and Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. Half a century ago, Burgundy, or Bordeaux wines contained anywhere […]

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Vintages Release December 9 by Professor B

Every year, Vintages management releases a large selection of wines especially selected red and sparkling products. This release contains an unusually large selection of American and Ontario white wines. Out of the 45 listed there are 20 chardonnay-based and chardonnay blends. It is well known that chardonnay wines are very […]

Circle of Canada Fortified Wine Tasting – 2017
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Circle of Canada Fortified Wine Tasting – 2017

It has now become a tradition to taste fortified wines before Christmas. Most people enjoy fortified wines especially around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, although all are perfectly suitable to drink throughout the year, given teh right occasion. Dry sherries can be served as aperitifs or with tapas. They are […]

Spanish Wines and Labelling
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Spanish Wines and Labelling

Spain’s vineyards cover more land than in any other wine producing country, yet this country is ranked fourth in quantity worldwide. This is simply because yields are kept low by design and the arid  climate. Spain doesn’t short change wine drinkers looking for great wines, especially reds, and terrific values. […]

Beaujolais Nouveau
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Beaujolais Nouveau Wines and Others

Beaujolais nouveau wines were the craze in 1980’s and 1990’s. Every year in November on the second half of the month Beaujolais nouveau were shipped with great fanfare all over the world. (Sopexa then the official French food and beverage promotion agency) used to organize lavish parties where the wines […]

English Viticulture and Wines
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English Viticulture and Wines

According to archaeologists, grapes grew in England well before Roman legionnaires set foot in these parts. Celtic tribes were the first to enjoy wine before Romans conquered in England in 43 A D. They planted vineyards, but also imported wine from Veneto, Naples, Cyprus, and Crete. Amphorae were produced in […]