- Our Blog
The Date and Time: Monday November 3, 2014 11AM to 5 PM The Event: this was the 19th edition of the Italian Trade Commission tasting of wines from Italy The Venue: Roy Thomson Hall Lobby The Target Audience: wine trade The Availability/Catalogue: the catalogue was for all of Canada, so Vancouver and Calgary along with Montreal were also included.
The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7PM to 10 PM The Event: Louis Roederer Champagne tasting and discussion with Jean Baptiste Lecaillon, Chef de Caves/Winemaker and Executive VP of Production. The Venue: Sassafraz Restaurant. The Target Audience: wine writers The Availability/Catalogue: The Quote/Background: The House was founded in 1776, although Louis Roed ...
1.Chateau des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Old Vines 2012 VQA NOTL, $19.95 winery +222372: a substantial wine made from plots planted beginning in 1983-1985 and then again in 1992-1996. Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot, coming in at 13.5% ABV after time in French oak. Expect medium mocha, cedar, vanilla and cassis, but double-decant the bottle before serving.
Part Three: STOCKING STUFFERS =========================== Stocking stuffers are at the top of everybody's gift list: something affordable from under $10 up to $25, and that can also double as a host gift, being something small and lightweight. Most of the books here are paperbacks. And of course, they can stuff an adult stocking.
The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 10PM The Event: a tasting of Possente wines (Sicily) with dinner The Venue: Grano The Target Audience: wine writers The Availability/Catalogue: Possente wines are repped by DiVino Wine Merchants in Ontario. The Quote/Background: we were supposed to have a tasting of wines from three Sicilian wineries found on the ...
The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5 Pm - 7PM The Event: 50th Anniversary of Bollinger R.D. The Venue: King Edward Hotel The Target Audience: clients and wine media The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are now at the LCBO, Classics or Vintages. The Quote/Background: Guy de Rivoire, Bollinger's international marketing director, spoke to us about the quality ...
B. For the more literate person, there are the histories , "memoirs" and humour of writers, chefs, and wine people. Some have called these memoirs "creative non-fiction", many with embellishments and gilding. And most – not all -- of them suffer from a lack of indexing, which makes it difficult to find what the writer said about another person or subject.
Dear Dean, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and my sincere thanks for your trust and support- throughout the year, Kindest regards, Karl From: Dean Tudor Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:24 PM To: blog1 Subject: SOME NEW WINES TASTED THIS MONTH -- 1.Chateau des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Old Vines 2012 VQA NOTL, $19.
The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2PM to 5PM The Event: Tasting Le Velette wines from Umbria The Venue: Grano The Target Audience: wine writers The Availability/Catalogue: currently, private stock, with upcoming presentations to the LCBO The Quote/Background: Corrado Bottai from the winery in Orvieto helped to taste the wines with us.
MY 18TH ANNUAL SURVEY OF FOOD AND DRINK-RELATED BOOKS SUITABLE AS HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE 2014/15 PARTY PERIOD =============================================================== By Dean Tudor, Ryerson Journalism Professor Emeritus and Gothic Epicures Writing, www.deantudor.com (World Wine Watch Newsletter). Blogs: http://gothicepicuresvincuisine.blogspot.com.
Fantastic, thanks Dean! I am thrilled that you enjoyed this book so much, it's a fascinating read. I hope all is well! All the best, Dalyn Dalyn A. Miller Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC 617-504-6869 email@example.com Facebook.com/DalynMillerPR Twitter.com @DalynAMiller From: Dean Tudor <dtudor@pathcom.
BEER; the ultimate world tour (Race Point Publishing, 2014, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-93799-441-9 $30 US hard covers) is by Bill Yenne, who has written about brewing history (e.g. Guinness: the 250-year quest for the perfect pint; Beers of North America; and several others). Here he runs through the planet on a country-by-country basis, beginning with Ireland, then ...
2.THE ALLERGY-FREE PANTRY (The Experiment, 2014, 314 pages, ISBN 978-1-61519-208-3, $19.95 US paper covers) is by Colette Martin, a food writer specializing in allergy-free foods. It is directed to those eaters suffering from multiple allergies, principally children. She gives advice and recipes for making your own snacks and staples without wheat, gluten, dairy, eg ...
The Date and Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:30 - 5PM The Event: Cono Sur Tasting of Chilean wines, repped by Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants. The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve The Target Audience: media, clients, sommeliers. The Availability/Catalogue: ever wine is available, but some only by private order.
WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR DECEMBER 6, 2014 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By DEAN TUDOR, Gothic Epicures Writing firstname.lastname@example.org. Creator of Canada's award-winning wine satire site at http://fauxvoixvincuisine.blogspot.com. My Internet compendium "Wines, Beers and Spirits of the Net" is a guide to thousands of news items and RSS feed ...
The Date and Time: Monday, October 27, 2014 1PM to 7PM The Event: Rogers & Company Chateau, Villa & Estate Wines Portfolio tasting The Venue: Brassaii The Target Audience: clients, media, sommeliers The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available. The Quote/Background: Agustin Huneeus led a seminar discussion about his wines.
The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7PM to 10 PM The Event: Eat to the Beat The Venue: Roy Thomson Hall The Target Audience: fundraiser The Availability/Catalogue: There is a catalogue listing all the chefs and the beverages. The Quote/Background: This is the annual fundraiser for Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, and it raised about $217,000 this time.
The Date and Time: Friday, October 17, 2014 2Pm to 4PM The Event: Scottish Craft Beer Tasting The Venue: The Caledonian Scottish Public House and Whisky Bar, College Street The Target Audience: social media and writers. The Availability/Catalogue: nothing seems to be available right now in Ontario, but pitches are being made.
A reference guide to wine and food: look it up, and you'll remember it longer; screw it up, and you'll remember it forever.