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    • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 26 Jan 2015

      Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Pinot Noir Type: Red Vineyard: Ravines Wine Cellars Buy local “Bright appearance, with present-full aromas. A medium-full bodied Red. The finish is layered-complex.

      Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trailin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

    … case, this is the time of the year to physically see family, and teach our son that humans actually exist beyond the virtual world of Skype. As our combined families include members from India, Ghana, Republic of Congo, Australia, Norway, Belize, and the Philippines – or have people living in Hong Kong, Portugal, and the farthest reaches of the USA…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Holiday Dine Around

    … There's been a bit of change in the neighbourhood over the last decade. Folks have come and folks have gone but, thankfully, there's one constant that (so far) has shown no signs of fading away. Indeed, it would appear that the only thing threatening our hood's Holiday Dine Around is its success. The catalyst of the event was the fact that six…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Syrah -
  • BCWAS Exec

    … being poured. I'm only four meetings into the Executive but I've been surprised by a number of the bottles that have been shared - one of the bottles opened tonight was particularly interesting to me. 1808. 2010 Saxon Estate VIP Fortified (Okanagan Valley) I'm a big fan of Ports, stickies and fortified. So, I was more than happy to see the cork…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Pedro’s Palo Cortado Sherry Almacenista Selection

    … I like sherry. There, I’ve said it. Call me middle aged if you like, but I don’t care, sherry, like a nice bow tie, is cool. Palo Cortado takes sherry to a whole new level of lovely. Theoretically it’s only made by accident, when the layer of flor on a fino sherry dies off unexpectedly, exposing the wine to the air, which oxidises it and sends…

    Golly's Wine Drops- 22 readers -
  • A Love Letter to Sherry…Wine

    … and olive trees show you the path. But coming back to wine, sherry is not the only one, still wine was produced well before. Still wine in Cadiz? Absolutely, some of the oldest pre-phylloxera vitis vinifera wild varieties are found here such as Tintilla de Rota, Palomino Pelusón, Perruno… Very few survived and in the last ten years individual private…

    Catavino- 7 readers -
  • Touring and Tasting

    … - without the critters on the label. Or, maybe, just critters of a different sort. Their website states that "the Vinaceous concept is to produce seven distinctive wines representing seven personalities - men, women, angels, demons, mermaids...and other creatures of mythology!" Their wines are sourced from "the best regions suited to the chosen…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Riesling- 4 readers -
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