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Wine Review – Can Blau, Montsant-Spain

20 Feb

The Montsant region of spain is a relatively new wine area having been designated as a viticultural area in 2001. The land forms a horseshoe around Priorato, but the wines from the region have a clear identity of their own. Production is divided between cooperatives and family bodegas, which are often advised by locally trained young oenologists. Visit www.domontsant.com for more information.

Fall & Winter Wine Line Up

9 Nov

I was hesitant to release a video discussing Thanksgiving wines this year because this type of information is in full bloom this holiday season.  However, as the weather gets colder outside, I start to crave some heartier wines to compliment those comfort foods of the season. So, instead of Thanksgiving wines, I decided to put together this short video featuring my Fall and Winter wine line up.  These wines are great with just about any meal of the season and they are not budget busters.  I hope you will find something to put on your holiday wine list this year.  Cheers! (more…)

Oh Canada…How SWEET it is! – In Pictures

20 Sep

I just returned from a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the wines I tasted. Out of all the wine growing regions across the world I have been fortunate enough to visit, I have sorely neglected those in my own backyard.   The trip was a short three hour car ride with friends and it turned out to be a wonderful weekend. I must admit that I had a lot of preconceived opinions on the quality of the wine coming out of Canada.  I was expecting to find only quality ice wines. (See pictures after the break!). (more…)