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A mini Austrian wine tasting
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A mini Austrian wine tasting

Austrian wine promotion event organizers used to stage a tasting annually. The Austrian government revamped its wine laws thoroughly after the 1982 ethylene glycol scandal and now enjoys the strictest control on wine production anywhere. Sadly, since two years they decided to spend their promotional funds in more lucrative export […]

Chilean wines
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Outstanding Chilean red wines

Although Chile has been producing wine since the 16th century, its wines have gained worldwide distribution and fame beginning 1980’s. This well deserved market share is attributable to general Augusto Pinochet’s iron fisted rule to stabilize the economy, the desire of large wineries to invest in new equipment, and in […]

Ontario’s south coast wines and wineries
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Ontario’s south coast wines and wineries

Beyond Ontario’s official wine regions (Niagara Peninsula, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lake Erie North shore, and Prince Edwards County), there are three emerging regions that are worth considering when buying wine i.e Toronto north, Simcoe, and Georgian. Of the three, Simcoe is the most promising, mostly due to its favourable location in the […]

2013 Annual italian wine extravaganza – Toronto
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2013 Annual italian wine extravaganza – Toronto

Italy, the largest wine producing country of the world, and Canada’s number one wine importing source, organizes every year at the beginning of November in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal a wine festival attended by many prominent wineries. This year, 78 wineries participated, pouring more than 300 wines. The food […]

2013 Food and Wine Expo – Toronto
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2013 Food and Wine Expo – Toronto

The 19th Food and Wine Expo is almost a distant memory. It attracted more than 19,000 visitors and by all standards was successful, but I must say that aisles were too narrow and congested. Most of the wine being poured was middle-of-the-road, $ 14.00 – 20.00 range, and there were […]

French wine basics
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French wine basics

France and Italy are world’s biggest wine producers. In some years France surpasses Italy, and in others it is vice versa. France has three categories of quality levels Vin de France (Wines without geographic indication grown anywhere in France. Approximately 25 per cent of the production is this quality). I […]

Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)
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Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)

This year, the 19th anniversary of this popular celebration of food and wine takes place at the Toronto Convention centre. Organizers once again offer, tutored wine tastings by wine experts and wine writers. These seminars are well received and provide in-depth information about wine regions, and/or styles of wine. On […]