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Two modern menus and matching wines
Food Wine

Two modern menus and matching wines

Young chefs trained by modern and visionary teachers like to experiment with new flavour and texture combinations. Some of these exercises may be revelations, others require a little tweaking of flavours or textures, and some, both. A few need rethinking and full abandonment. Here are two menus and matching wines, […]

Tasting wine
Wine

Defining Wine Styles

Most restaurants, at one time, organized their wine lists by colour, country, and region. Some now list their wines by colour, and next to each brand, indicate country or region. Now, a few are listing their wines by their attributes i.e full-, medium-, light-bodied, aromatic, flavourful, firm reds, and dessert. […]

Quality/Price ratio in wine.
Wine

Quality/Price ratio in wine.

Quality-wine prices continue to escalate at an unprecedented rate; despite the fact that there is a glut in the marketplace. This phenomenon has to do with marketing, snobbery, deep pockets, and ultimately the economic well being of industrialized countries. Today the most important criterion for a wine lover is simply […]

Acids and acidity in wine.
Wine

Acids and acidity in wine.

A wine lacking and adequate amount of acids tastes flat, “lifeless”, and generally has a relatively short shelf life. On the other hand, a wine that has too much acidity fails to please the palate. Balance of all components in a wine is crucial for its appeal, quality, and popularity. […]

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Summer Wine Trip.
Wine

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Summer Wine Trip.

With so many up-and-coming wine destinations continuing to improve their tourism offerings, you’ve got plenty of choices for picking the perfect wine destination for a summer trip.  Don’t break the budget while you’re there – here are my top 5 tips for making your wine vacation a success. If you […]

Ontario’s improving wine quality.
Wine

Ontario’s improving wine quality.

Ever since the 2007 vintage, the climate in Ontario has yielded good to very good quality fruit. This is partially attributable to global warming, also to better faming and wine making. In the last decade, several small, high-quality oriented wineries came in stream making outstanding wines albeit in small quantities. […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine Wine Reviews

A memorable tasting of 2011 vintage burgundy wines of bouchard pere et fils, william fevre and villa ponciago.

Bouchard Pere et Fils is an old, well-established, and well respected Burgundy shipper with considerable ownership of vineyards in Burgundy. The company also owns the Chablis winery William fever, Beaujolais property Villa Ponciago, and champagne producer Henriot. Luc Bouchard, the export manager, visits Toronto annually to present the bottled wines […]