Month: November 2017

Spanish Wines and Labelling
Wine

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. […]

Cork Dork
Book Reviews

Cork Dork

If you love wine and wondered about the mysteries it contains and the airs of wine experts to know something about it, Cork Dork is essential reading. Once you have finished reading this erudite book, you will never think about wine quite the same way again. Reading this book is […]

Beaujolais Nouveau
Wine

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
Wine

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 […]

Cyprus
Travel

Cyprus – A Little Known Vacation Paradise

Cyprus, he second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, has a long, tumultuous history, beautiful climate, beaches that can compete with the best anywhere, and delicious food. Now a member of EU, southern Cyprus (The Republic Of Cyprus) with its capital Nicosia, is a bustling city to many businesses, including […]

Chilean Annual Wine Tasting – Toronto 2017
Wine Wine Reviews

Chilean Annual Wine Tasting – Toronto 2017

Although Chile is a mid-sized South American country, it is a giant in wine production. Being long and narrow, stretching from the Ata        cama Desert in the north to Patagonia in the south (over 4000 kilometres), the country enjoys a range of climates. The valleys run perpendicular from the Pacific […]

Vintages Release
Wine Wine Reviews

Vintages Release November 11 by Professor B

“ Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake”.bbKing James Bible, First Timothy, Chapter 5, Verse 23 This huge release (167 wines, and spirits) had to be tasted in two sessions. It features several pinot noir wines and panoply of wines from France, Argentina, California, […]

Cavinona Portfolio Tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

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 […]