* DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

    WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching.

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    The Event: Champagne tasting- Ayala and Palmer & Co.

    The Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3PM to 6PM The Event: Champagne tasting- Ayala and Palmer & Co. The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve The Target Audience: wine media, sommeliers, and private clients The Availability/Catalogue: wineonline.ca and Hanna Neal Wine Merchants The Quote/Background: It was a crowded room, which was good. The wines were laid out and served nicely chilled.

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    SOME NEW WINES TASTED THIS MONTH –

    1.Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, $22.95. Now available at Marks and Sparks, er, Marks and Spencer UK for 15.99 pounds (about the same price as here in the Vintages Essentials program). It's an organic wine also certified as biodynamic by Demeter. It is an intense, well-developed cabby savvy, typically North American, with twist top and 12.9% ABV.

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    Ungava Premium Gin from PQ!!

    Ungava Premium Gin (Domaine Pinnacle, PQ), +374231, $34.90: at first sight an intriguing yellow colour bordering on green, reminiscent of yellow chartreuse. Apparently, all of the flavour and the colour come from hand-picked Arctic ingredients from the Ungava Bay area.

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    The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake.

    The Date and Time: Monday, September 8, 8PM to 10PM The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake. The Venue: The Drake 86'd The Target Audience: regular 86'd consumer crowd, Toronto wine, film and food media. The Availability/Catalogue: see www.devourfest.com The Quote/Background: Devour! The food film fest runs November 12 – 14 in Wolfville, NS.

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    The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake.

    The Date and Time: Monday, September 8, 8PM to 10PM The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake. The Venue: The Drake 86'd The Target Audience: regular 86'd consumer crowd, Toronto wine, film and food media. The Availability/Catalogue: see www.devourfest.com The Quote/Background: Devour! The food film fest runs November 12 – 14 in Wolfville, NS.

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    FOOD BOOK OF THE MONTH!

    FLEX APPEAL; a vegetarian cookbook for families with meat-eaters (Whitecap, 2014, 216 pages, ISBN 978-1-77050-188-1, $29.95 CAN paper covers) is by Pat Crocker (herbalist and prolific cookbook author) and Nettie Cronish (organic foods chef and cookbook author). Their book is about putting together a healthy and delicious dinner in half an hour or less for both vegetarians and carnivores.

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    * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! *

    NATURAL WINE; in introduction to organic and biodynamic wines made naturally (Cico Books, 2014; distr. T. Allen, 224 pages, ISBN 978-1-78249-100-2, $24.95 US hard covers) is by Isabelle Legeron, the first French woman to become a Master of Wine, She runs the RAW Natural Wine Festival in London, and consults with restaurants and promotes "natural" wine. She's also got a website www.

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    * FOOD BOOK OF THE MONTH! * The Tastemakers (McClelland and Stewart)

    THE TASTEMAKERS; why we're crazy for cupcakes but fed up with fondue (Signal McClelland & Stewart, 2014, 319 pages, ISBN 978-0-7710-7912-2, $29.95 CAN hard covers) is by business and food writer David Sax, who authored Save the Deli. He's also a Beard Award winner for his writing. Here he looks at the world of food trends: where they come from, how they grow, and their decline.

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    Re: The Event: Taste Local Love Local Ontario wines, Aug 14

    Thanks for sending this along, Dean. Hope you are having a good week and speak soon. Kindly, Erin --- Erin Strulovitch Account Manager, Public Relations The Mint Agency Strategy. Marketing. PR. Branding. Events Twitter|Facebook|Website 300 Campbell Avenue, Suite 205, Toronto, ON, M6P 3V6 T: 416-923-MINT (6468) ext.

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