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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 […]

Cavinona Portfolio Tasting
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Cavinona Portfolio Tasting – Toronto 2017

Cavinona is a Toronto based consignment and private order wine agency specializing in artisanal Italian  wineries from practically all provinces, except Val d’Aosta in the north.  This small province produces some outstanding wines, but in small quantities, and whatever is available, tourists and locals consume. Cavinona selects small reducers that […]

Italian Wine Tasting
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Italian Wine Tasting – Toronto 2017

Italy boasts a huge wine production, and wine exports contribute significantly to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), elevating living standards. The Italian government organizes, through its Canadian Trade Commission offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal popular annual Italian wine tastings. The trade, wine writers and public, enthusiastically support […]

Trail blazers and terroirs
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Trail blazers and terroirs

When Anthony von Mandl bought the \mission Hill Winery in the Okanagan Valley in 1980’s, no one knew how he would expand and make it as famous as it is now. Certainly he grew the company, innovated wine making and bought three more wineries within the valley (Cedarcreek Estate Winery, […]