Author Archives: Remy Charest

Generation Seven 2012 Nouveau: A Wine Review and Further Thoughts on Nouveau Wines

I’m a little late to the party, with this, but I really liked the Generation Seven Nouveau, a young, 2012 gamay produced by the Bosc family, the folks at Château des Charmes. It was released on November 15, the Thursday on which Beaujolais Nouveau is also unleashed on the wine-drinking world. Why produce a Nouveau when [...]
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Bill C-311 and wine shipping across Canada: what it does (and doesn’t do)

Yesterday evening, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favor of Bill C-311, a private member’s bill presented to the house by Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, a riding located at the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. The bill, which seeks to make it legal for individuals to “import” wines from one [...]
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TasteCamp 2012 in Virginia: First Impressions

It was almost ironic, for TasteCamp participants who had also visited Virginia for the Wine Bloggers Conference, last year. The weather for the first tasting of this three-day tour of North Virginia wine country was reminiscent of the much-discussed heat of last July, with temperatures reaching into the 90s. 90 degrees is better than 100, however, [...]
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TasteCamp Virginia Update: Linden, Fabbioli and Tranquility Added to Agenda

So, when is TasteCamp 2012, again? What do you mean, two weeks? Wow. Time sure flies by when you’re organizing a visit to a wine region. But the important thing is that the agenda for TasteCamp is essentially complete, except for a couple of knick-knacks and details, and that we’re very happy with the experience that participants [...]
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Enjoying older wine the way it is

Tonight, at a family dinner, with my parents and my sister’s family, we drank a 2000 Dame de Montrose, the second wine from Château Montrose. It was delicious and  well-rounded, tannins nicely softened up, still a lovely amount of fruit, and that pleasant dustiness that comes to Bordeaux wines, especially those with a good dose [...]
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